North valley clothing line owners make mark in fashion world

When Tim Woltz, 23, of the northwest valley met Malia Yanos at a party, her style intrigued him. She was wearing a white dress with a cut-out back, he said.

“I walked into a party and he said that he really liked my outfit,” Yanos, 23, of the northwest valley recalled. “I didn’t think anything of it, though.”

Nearly four years later, they’re dating and are making clothing through their fashion line, Trippy Neon, which they started in 2015. They named it Trippy Neon because they attend the Electric Daisy Carnival and because of Yanos’ love for bright colors.

They sell mostly do-it-yourself (DIY) pieces of clothing, jewelry, bags and sunglasses. They only have women’s products but said they are developing a men’s line this year. They also are working with a manufacturer to develop patterns and prints for their new line, set to release this year.

Yanos, who works at a daycare center, said they started the fashion line soon after she stopped studying education at the College of Southern Nevada. Yanos, who was working at Savers then, had been designing DIY pieces for herself. She would turn belts she bought from her job into choker necklaces. She would add decorations such as patterns and jewels.

Yanos, who learned how to sew from her grandmothers, said she drew designs, such as flowers and flames, on “thrifted” clothing and bags that she purchased. She also decorated phone cases.

Once Yanos realized she wanted to pursue fashion, she decided to start Trippy Neon with her boyfriend. She said she handles the creative side of the business, while Woltz does more of the technical things, such as graphic design and developing the website. Yanos said her boyfriend also has started designing for the line.

She describes her personal style as colorful, fun and creating a positive feeling, while Woltz said his style is most influenced by street wear.

They said that with their brand, they want to persuade people to express themselves freely through their clothing.

Woltz said they use their website and Instagram as their main source of promotion to reach customers. Instagram is how Yanos connected with social media celebrity Baddie Winkle, an 89-year-old grandmother who has become a fashion icon and has more than 3 million followers on the site. Yanos said that the woman’s granddaughter followed Trippy Neon on Instagram and got one of her pieces to Baddie Winkle, who was photographed wearing one of the company’s chokers when she ran into TV personality Kylie Jenner and model Hailey Baldwin.

They also have sold their products at places such as Crykit’s Playhouse, a party that celebrates fashion, music, art and dance monthly at Commonwealth in downtown Las Vegas. Event host Michelle Kolnik, who goes by DJ Crykit, said that she included Trippy Neon because the products are colorful and diverse.

“I’m obsessed with all the glasses,” Kolnik said. “There are so many vibrant colors and they have wild, stand-out-in-a-crowd shapes.”

Drew Belcher, who owns local media company UNLOKT, helped Yanos and Woltz develop Trippy Neon. He said he thinks they will be successful because they have created a brand.

“Trippy Neon is in your face,” he said. “It’s rebellious. It’s colorful. … It’s about being you, for you. It’s almost a bit magical.”

Nica Moten, who owns a clothing brand called FashionNica, said she often uses a Trippy Neon piece in her photo shoots.

“I feel like they have already had success not only in the fashion industry, but in the realm of pop culture,” she said. “They cater to a hip, cool vibe without excluding anyone. I’m excited to see what they come up with next.”

Contact Kailyn Brown at kbrown@viewnews.com or 702-387-5233. Follow @kailynhype on Twitter.

ad-high_impact_4
Local
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's 7th annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ranging from ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
The underground house at 3970 Spencer Street is one of the valley’s most unusual homes built 26 feet underground in 1978 by Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson, who, planned to survive the end of the world there.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Bump stock manufacturers under fire
The Justice Department said last month that it had started the process to amend federal firearms regulations to clarify that federal law defines bump stocks as machine guns.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Life
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's 7th annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ranging from ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like