Creative City Episode #38 - Evolution Fashion Studio's Tony Tiemeyer

Fashion connoisseur Tony Tiemeyer ( opened his first vintage clothing store in 1984, and soon after started carrying the work of then up-and-coming designers like Todd Oldham and Donna Karan. After running several successful designer shops and managing high-end retail, he decided to take on a new challenge: e-commerce. We talk about how he started Evolution Fashion Studio, why he likes to stay incognito, and how he wound up dressing Cookie Lyon in Dior.

We also discuss:

  • How the Positively 4th Street window exhibit in downtown Cincinnati came together
  • Why he chose to invest in starting a business when he wasn’t sure what to study in college
  • How befriending a young Zac Posen eventually led to carrying designers like McQueen, Givenchy, and Lanvin.
  • What his upcoming plans are for Evolution’s FirstDibs (spoiler: fun things at a lower price point!)
  • Why he’s tempted by the idea of a brick-and-mortar but focused on growing the e-commerce side of the business.

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