Jeff has been described as a dandy in London compared to the Rhett Butler of Gone with the Wind and yet most consider him an Aesthetes of the past whose life has to be lived intensely with an ideal of beauty.
Mr. Garner is a favorite of film director James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron, actor Collin Firth and wife Livia Firth, and dresses many of his music buddies in Tennessee from Kings of Leon, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Def Leopard and even Esperanza Spalding for Vogue best dressed for the Oscars. Mr. Garner was just honored by the Tennessee State Museum for his design and last year was named by the Smithsonian Museum in DC as one of the top 40 artists in the United States under 40 years of age with an ostrich gown and quilted frock coat on permanent exhibition at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian. He has been named the Eco designer of the year in 2010 by GQ magazine and was asked to do the tribute collection for Her royal highness Princess Grace of Monaco in 2012 for the 30th anniversary in Monaco with the royal family.
The Aesthetes like Garner reject contemporary dress and look to the past where modern fashion uses unnatural colors, materials and silhouettes that emerged after the industrial revolution that offend taste and reason in the sameness and poor quality of mass produced goods. Garner seeks to return to the old methods of clothing production with the use of natural plant and earth dyes grown on his horse farm in Tennessee and using sustainable natural fabric of hemp, Dupioni silk, flax, Spitafield Silk, and organic cotton all hand loomed.
Romantic visual artist, pioneer, and unconventional designer Jeff Garner and his sustainable, eco label Prophetik are on a path of transformation, leading the evolution of fashion and changing our perception of luxury. Mr. Garner was named one of the top 40 artists in the US and works were placed permentely into the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery for the 40 under 40 Exhibition.
The uniqueness of Prophetik begins with the artist himself. Garner’s vivacity and his commitment to creating distinctive, sustainable, eco-friendly fashion is a reflection of his environment. Born in the Civil War town of Franklin, Tennessee, and raised on a horse farm, Garner grew with a connectedness to nature and a peaceful understanding of the world. The Prophetik label’s genesis came once Jeff made the decision to combine his love for his surroundings with his artistic desires. His ultimate vision to bring awareness to the toxins found in commercial synthetic fashion and the health implications to the human body to allow everyone choice.
Prophetik is established in the United States and is fast becoming the label synonymous with fashion-led ethical design in the United Kingdom with widespread praise from both ethical and mainstream fashion media. Prophetik has also received extensive attention in technology-based media, when at London Fashion Week, Prophetik launched an iPhone case that was designed and handcrafted using reclaimed leather in collaboration with Apple and Griffin.
Prophetik launched its first concession in Historic Franklin, TN. A press favorite and a prominent voice in the ethical fashion arena, Jeff dresses many artists such as Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, Eco Activist Livia Firth and other musicians & actors.
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Jeff Garner (born August 18th, 1978) is an American fashion designer and artist, best known for his sustainable plant dyed red carpet gowns made in TN.
Jeff Garner was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum, Renwick Gallery in July 2012 for the 40 under 40 Craft Futures Exhibition.
Mr. Garner had a Vogue top ten Oscar dress ranked number 4 that Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding wore at the 84th annual academy awards in February 2012 made of hemp silk and dyed with Indigo.
In 2000 in order to help pay for University Jeff Garner booked the Mattel Blaine Barbie role for National and International commercials produced by Mattel Toys.
Mr. Garner was named up and coming designer of the year in 2013 at Paris Fashion week.
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