Who is Nancy Volpe-Beringer
Nancy Volpe-Beringer is an American fashion designer, a Drexel alum and the in-house designer at Joan Shepp. She is the brain behind the couture brand in the same name founded in 2016 and specializing in one of a kind wearable art.
Nancy is a contestant on Bravo’s Project Runway Season 18
Nancy found the ideal learning experience right in her backyard – a masters of science in fashion design at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. There, she finally found her home and an outlet for her creative calling.
Nancy began to make her name in the fashion industry three short years since graduating at the top of her class at age 61 with a record number of awards. Her line’s red carpet look at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Philadelphia Grammy Nominee Rapper Tierra Whack went viral. It was one to be featured in the New York Times. Philly Fashion Week invited Nancy in March 2019 to be a featured designer.
In August 2019, she was named as “Best in Philly Fashion Designer for Artsy Dresses” by Philadelphia Magazine in their annual “Best In Philly” awards.
How Old is Nancy Volpe-Beringer? – Age
Nancy is 64 years old as of 2019.
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Family
The Philadelphia native has not yet shared any details regarding her background. No information regarding her parents and siblings is revealed.
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Education
She attended The College of New Jersey from 1985 and 1988 graduating with a Bs in Business.
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Drexel
In 2013 she enrolled in a master’s program at Drexel University in hopes to reignite her passion for fashion. At Drexel, she won multiple fashion design awards such as,
Drexel University, MIT
2016 DREXEL FASHION SHOW:
Best Evening Wear Design
Best Design by a First-Year Grad
Most Saleable Graduate Collection
Most Creative Graduate Collection
Joan Shepp Award for Design, Innovation, and Vision
Frank Agostino Award for Excellence in Design, Construction, and Workmanship
2013, 2014, & 2016 CFDA finalist selected to represent Drexel University Fashion Design program
2015 – MIT Descience Project abstract selected for Drexel University Research Day
2014 – MIT De science Fashion top 15 finalist in a global fashion design competition, Cambridge, MA
Paired with an international scientist to create runway look inspired by scientific research and featured in Fashion Globe Magazine: www.thefashionglobe.com/descience-outside-the-box
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Husband
Nancy is very private when it comes to her personal life. She has not shared any information regarding her dating or married life. She has two adult sons.
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Collection
Nancy founded Nancy Volpe Beringer clothesline in 2016. Her designs use innovative textile manipulations, fabrications, and patterns. The line is entirely designed and handmade with love in Philadelphia, PA.
She previously had a successful career in education but found herself at crossroads. “I felt like my oxygen was being siphoned off when I was at work…and that is when I knew I needed to make a change.” One sleepless night, she asked herself: “What would I want to learn if I was young again?”
She chose fashion design and her vision, grit, and tenacity put her on a one-way path to realize her dreams.
She has been featured at many community-sponsored fashion events, including the 2018 and 2019 Salvation Army Garbage Bag Gala for her desire to “pay it forward”. Nancy has also mentored for the Refugee Women’s Textile Cooperative (RWTC). This is a program that empowers refugee women with sewing and textile skills.
Her pieces sell online, and in local boutiques.
- 2016 Drexel Fashion Show
- Best Sportswear
- Best Evening Wear Design
- Best Design by a First-Year Grad
- Most Saleable Graduate Collection
- Most Creative Graduate Collection
- Joan Shepp Award for Design, Innovation and Vision
- Frank Agostino Award for Excellence in Design, Construction, and Workmanship
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Project Runway
Nancy joined Bravo TV’s Project Runway in 2019 hoping her appearance as the oldest contestant ever to compete on “Project Runway” will jump-start the expansion of her brand. She also hopes it inspires others to follow their passion, regardless of age or circumstances. Other contestants on the show include Brittany Allen, Delvin McCray, Geoffrey Mac, Marquise Foster, Sergio Guadarrama, and Victoria Cocieru.
Nancy Volpe-Beringer Net Worth
Through her fashion design business, Volpe has acquired a great fortune to her name. However, her net worth is not yet revealed.