audio helkuik

American Made Since 2010

Audio Helkuik

Omaha, Nebraska
While focusing on high quality construction and details, Audio Helkuik brings a sense of adventure and whimsy to your wardrobe.

Tell us about your business.

I am educated in apparel design, experienced in costume design, and committed to awesomeness. Using theatrical styling and tight color schemes, I design streetwear with a heavy-handed conceptual theme. Creating handmade garments and accessories brings such satisfaction to a highly creative, introverted, detail-oriented artist like myself. I love spending time in my studio getting lost in my work. It's very satisfying knowing that I've personally done each step in a garment's creation: conceptualizing, sketching, patterning, stitching.

What makes your business stand out?

Although there are both masculine and feminine aspects found in my clothing, there's also an intentional disregard for traditional gender roles in dressing and accessorizing. A lot of my most recent work is conceptualized in an androgynous state of mind where style is not limited or defined by gender. This makes for several extra steps while patterning to ensure a good fit on a wide range of body shapes, but it's important and exciting to me.

What's the best business advice you've received?

To be an ARTIST, all you have to do is make ART. So, go. Make.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

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  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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