Awhile ago I had been searching for fashion designers online & then through my daughter's Taschen books titled '100 Contemporary Fashion Designers', I was disappointed to see a very small number of women represented. Out of 100 designers only 20 were female. And, yet, for the most part the designs are created for women. Not that there aren't more female designers but, just like in the visual arts world, there are fewer that are supported & encouraged. So, I have decided to create a collection of 20 small paintings titled 'Fashionista' to recognize these designers.