About Steve Guthrie - Contemporary Womenswear Designs and Clothing
Inspired by the women in his family who worked as seamstresses, costume makers and boutique owners, Steve began constructing his own designs at an early age. He later went on to study Fashion Design at Houston Community College, where he is now a professor in the Lifestyles, Arts and Design department. He has continued his design and construction education as an MFA Fashion Design graduate student at the Academy of Art University.
Steve Guthrie made his debut as a fashion designer in 2009. Under the name 4thWard, he created custom cocktail and formal attire for local and national clients. His use of alternative and renewable fabrics produced looks that were not only one-of-a-kind art pieces, but also practical and wearable.
In 2014, Steve worked as an assistant designer for Mansoor Scott, a contemporary womenswear line based in San Francisco. The manufactured garment industry made an impression on him and as a result, his focus has turned to reproducing a similar venture here in Houston. His goal is to produce well-made, classic garments using local resources that will continue to grow the fashion industry in Houston, Texas.