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LIBERIA // US: LITTLE ROCK
Inspired by her African roots, Liberian born fashion designer and stylist Korto Momolu (pronounced CUT-TOE MOE-MOE-LOO) is stamping her global brand in fashion. With a women’s wear and accessory line that celebrate the essence of her rich heritage through the use of traditional, luxury fabrics.
A graduate of L’academies des Couturiers Design Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Korto relocated to Canada in 1990 following the coup in her homeland Liberia]. Advancing her field experience, she auditioned for and earned a spot on the 5th season of Bravo’s Emmy Nominated show Project Runway. Throughout the season, korto’s primary signature use of color and diversity in print, style and presentation made her one to watch. Her feisty spirit resonated well with the audience earning her the coveted “Fan Favorite” vote and ultimately a placement of 1st runner up.
Career highlights include headlining countless fashion shows worldwide in places like Jamaica, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Honduras, Canada and Liberia. Korto was commissioned by Alice Walton to design uniforms for The Crystal Bridges Museum staff based on her ability to design for people of all shapes and sizes. She served as the “Cheerios ambassador” for the Shoprite Partners in Caring “Knock out Hunger” campaign and continues to contribute her time and talents to countless charitable and philanthropic endeavors.
Highlighted as Top 5 to watch by New York magazine, Korto has been featured in countless international and national publications including Elle, Us weekly, Marie Claire, Arise, and Essence. Television appearances include Project Runway All Stars 3, Arise TV, Bet’s Rip the Runway, Bet’s Lens on Talent, All on the Line and countess more.
In 2019 Korto teamed up with the Female Cannabis group Women Grow to present her SS2020 collection. The collaboration was the presented as when cannabis meets fashion. The line was a high fashion/ athletic leisure line Incorporating sustainable fabrications such as cork& hemp.
Korto Currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and 2 kids.
The Dutch born designer Rosalie Boonstra (Leeuwarden, 30 April 1997) is an artist who speaks the language of fashion. Rosalie translates her love for nature and history into collections , with a recognisable signature. She has a passion for craft.
All the designs are handmade in her own atelier based in the Netherlands. They have fairytale like silhouettes with couture embroidery, combined with tule, hand dyed fabrics and wools. She loves to create a soft feeling with overflowing colours.
Marwa has organically built a high-end, international brand, that focuses on reviving the craftsmanship and silver industry in Egypt by working exclusively with local production facilities, employing local talent, and is moving towards sustainable production in fashion by designing pieces that are modular, long-lasting and close to zero-waste.Indira has achieved strong brand loyalty through active and engaged online presence.
Born in Lebanon yet a citizen of the world, Nadine graduated at 22 from the reputable Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles while she worked in parallel as a salesgirl in Beverly Hills. She then moved to Paris in 1989 and started working in the Fashion Industry as director of Visual Merchandising for Max Mara, Andre Courreges, and Zara. She moved to Egypt in 2008 where she launched her own line “Nadine Dans Tout Ses Etats“ , which means Nadine in all her states.
Her inspiration mostly comes from nature and her environment. Mostly sea desert or mountain, she finds ways to incorporate her work to that background being it an animal, a plant ,or an underwater reef. Also her travels are a big part of the process whilst discovering ways to incorporate new techniques to her textiles. She was introduced to “Nuno Felting” during her trip to Buenos Aires when she met Tere Richards, a very talented felt designer. She also learned the 3D Shibori technique and textile manipulation with Michelle Griffith, head of the European Shibori network in Wales. She also went to Mali for a 3 weeks course where she learned the art of Indigo dye with Aboubakar Fofana’s pupils, and in Ubud Bali where she took a intensive course in batik work. Her last and current work is based on recycling and upcycling scraps of plastic waste into jewellery. As she moves towards these uncertain times, she is leaning towards sustainability and more environmental work.
UNITED STATES: DALLAS
Most recent contestant as Nicole Richie’s designer on NBC’s Fashion Star Season 2, Texas based Priscilla Barroso has had a wild run in the fashion industry since launching Crowned Bird in Fall of 2012. No stranger to travel, Barroso flies like a bird to her most inspiring places gathering articles of inspiration for each collection. Born as a first generation Turkish/Panameña. She understands that despite her less than traditional upbringing in the suburbs of Dallas, Priscilla is happy to have had it shape the nostalgic presence of her designs. Raised in a large extended family, her greatest influences still now come from all the strength and diversity of several generations sharing one home. Inheriting a love for fashion, travel, and forgotten novelties, an unplanned trip to San Francisco found herself with a scholarship studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She became the master of multi-tasking, working hard as a freelance stylist for Levi Strauss & Co, most pronounced bespoke tailor for Al’s Attire in San Francisco, and partnering in an organic and sustainable dog apparel line while attending school. Literally from head-to-toe, she has been involved of every aspect of production. She became known for her craft specializing in oddities of handmade hats, shoes, suits, and Victorian wedding gowns. Experiences in the industry lead to catching her own ‘Big Fish’ with eclectic designs contributing to the rise in independent American fashion. Her valuable knowledge and reference to styling, history, and functionality came from working hard as a woman in a man’s world. Priscilla has proudly tailored the best of San Francisco and beyond, assisting in producing private labels for Japanese brands such as BEAMS and UNITED ARROWS, as well as dressing musicians, from indies Two Gallants, to icons such as Carlos Santana and Tom Waits himself. Now, with the wisdom gained from a fortunate tailoring experience , Priscilla treads a lifelong ambition to unravel traditional garment making through colorful and inspired expression.
UNITED STATES: ST. PETERSBURG
The MOD woman is not afraid to stand out from the crowd and she is any age. The shapes are comfortable and contemporary with a feminine appeal. MOD insists on quality in even the smallest details – clean construction, silk fabrics, hand-finished details and hand-knits. The goal of MOD is to give unique options for style-savvy customers that don’t blindly follow fashion trends.
Currently, MOD’s custom and exclusive pieces as well as jewelry are produced by Masha with some on-hands assistance. The wholesale production is based in Moldova at the factory which works with European and US apparel companies and has very detail-oriented culture. Each piece is handled with care and has one-of-a-kind hand-made element. The knit is original and was inspired by the characteristics of the Russian yarns, each hand selected and imported from Moldova.
Masha’ s signature knitwear is combined with classic design to create a modern twist perfect for the fashion-conscious who wants to make a statement. The MOD woman doesn’t let trends dictate her wardrobe; rather, she adds the trends she likes to her own personal style.
UNITED STATES: NASHVILLE
Any Old Iron is the brainchild of designer/stylist, Andrew Clancey. The label’s name is rooted in the olden cry of a scrap man collecting metal with his horse and cart, and also hearkens to Clancey’s family scrap metal business which was founded in 1872. “Any Old Iron,” is also an Old English music hall song which references a young man’s sartorial dandyism – a quality that is distinctly English, and, ever-present in the brands aesthetic. In October of 2014, Any Old Iron moved it’s store to Nashville, Tennessee from NYC looking to dress the cities musicians and fashion forward locals. Now a showroom, Any Old Iron’s clients include Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Cher, Ozzy Ozbourne, Kate Bosworth, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Miranda Lambert, Cardi B and the Jonas Bros to name but a few.
Rasha Designer is a clothing brand that works on quality and design and every piece is professionally made and inspired by a specific culture
UNITED STATES: SAN ANTONIO
Born in Corpus Christi, Nick Perez is a young self taught womenswear designer. Three years ago, he formed Nicó and set out on a creative journey to rule the world. With his own brand, Nick has maintained an uphill growth of his style, brand, and reputation as one of the hottest new names in Texas fashion, becoming an award winning designer in the process. Not being boxed in by traditional teachings, Nick’s designs come with their their own rules, a tejano flare, and the feminine yet dangerous attitude.
Boudoir Queen is a unique luxury brand created by Dawn Younger-Smith and Shannon LaRotta 1997. They specialize in transforming antique textiles into contemporary and modern new pieces. Each garment is handmade. They have been featured in Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Elle, Lula, The Love, Bust and many more. Their clothing is a celebrity favorite worn by Arrow De Wilde, Zoe Arquette, Karen Elson, Patty Griffin, EmmyLou Harris and Many more. For more details go to their about me page on Etsy or shop their website www.theboudoirqueen.com which will be updated with all the new fabulousness from their new video.
UNITED STATES: HOUSTON
I am a recently graduated fashion student from Houston Community College. I am a hispanic male that has dealt with adversity and have overcome them with a goal-oriented outlook for the future. This collection was inspired by women’s strength, resilience, and sometimes overlooked beauty, i tried to find a symbol of that and i chose an eye of a storm. Like women an eye of the storm is the most peaceful part of a storm but also the most destructive, that commands strength and presence.
UNITED STATES: HOUSTON
Alan Gonzalez is a Texas raised Mexican that discovered fashion design through his love of theater. His first time working with us was in 2016 and he has continued to be an exciting part to the runway every season. This year Alan went on to compete on Season 18 of Project Runway and has shown the world the personality that drives his brand.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Amor & Rosas is an ethical fashion brand that brings together modern designs with touches of Mexican handmade embroidery on eco-friendly textiles. Our pieces showcase the unique and authentic look of Mexican culture in a modern and trendy way.
US: SAN ANTONIO
I created beautifulmedesign november 2019 to enhance how women and men see themselves, with my jewlery alone, you will make a statement with out even speaking. My jewlery is known to change the way people feel about themselves, becoming more and more confident and empowered, Ive studied fashion design for over 9 years, with experience from the University of Houston while working at a high end fashion boutique. My goal is to bring confidence, individuality and boldness to every person who wears my jewels.
Mona Bizzari, Founder of Bizzari jewelry Brand, a conceptual jewelry designer and certified crystal healer.
Mona graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC), majoring in Computer Science. She started her career as a computer developer and was very successful at it for a couple of years.
Since childhood, Mona was always fascinated with gemstones and has always collected special pieces from her trips across the world.
In 2006, Mona started her jewelry designing journey which all started with her lifelong collection of gemstones along her computer science career and started having followers to her creations on social media.
In 2009, Mona decided to take the leap and shift her career to become a fully dedicated jewelry designer and founded her jewelry brand “Bizzari” online, which was strongly backed up by the numerous techniques she learned throughout the previous three years including, etching, contemporary designing, and soldering.
2013 was another memorable year for Mona as she opened her first gallery in Zamalek.
Positive concepts are Mona’s personality pillars and the way she heals her soul, including hope, forgiveness, appreciation, planting love, fixing yourself with gold, wabi-sabi or the love of imperfection. So she decided to share them with the world in her collections.
In 2016, Mona fell in love with crystal healing. It all made sense to her, gemstones did heal her soul, so she decided that it was her way to heal the souls of everyone using her magical gemstones and in 2019, Mona opened her first healing center where she does her magic.
Established in 2015, Camicie is an Egyptian ready-to-wear label merging the contemporary and classic worlds together to cater for the woman looking for style, comfort and functionality.
We are committed to enhancing women’s femininity in the Middle East, by supporting them to feel comfortable in their own skin, figuratively and literally.
Camicie offers affordable high quality ready-to-wear apparel that suits all women leading a modest lifestyle, using designs that are original and fabrics that are locally sourced.
Chasity Sereal started her business in 2009 with inspiration from the late Alexander McQueen.
Her first creative idea was to start with a sweet sixteen tutu dress inspired by colorful trends worn by top celebrities. Being self-taught, she consistently designed, learned quickly, and began to shift her vision and audience. Everyone such as photographers, models, and stylists began to see her determined, fearless and eccentric creativity in her designs. She believes that the Sereal experience is the beginning and end to every woman’s dream.
Now, Sereal is continuously evolving and challenging the standards of high fashion and plans to be published in many more publications. She is always willing to work with new stylists and photographers and wishes for her gowns to be in film in the near future. With detailed creativity and inspiring designs, she hopes to grow each time she finishes a gown, furthering her success story.
US: FORT LAUDERDALE
Christian Carr born 25th February 1986 in Great Britain. I Immigrated to Florida to be with my mum in 2007.I was ready for a new challenge, So I enrolled f at the art institute of Fort Lauderdale. I started as a male designer with my signature hoodies and jackets and joggers. My creations are custom I design things that are new and fresh, which I infuses street style with high fashion. My inspiration actually comes from things and people around me. I can get inspired by alot of things mainly prints and people around me or I interact with then go home create and sew it up to exsistence. I like to create custom pieces that allow each customer to feel and be unique as I say #getcarrd. Giving you bold fashion forward garments.
Instead of focusing on adorning our apparel with logos and designs, we focus on the product itself, on the material. Additionally, Cottonball is a means for the Egyptian cotton industry to thrive both locally and internationally.
US: SAN ANTONIO
Anthony Ryan is a Texas-based fashion designer who won the second season of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars, along with the title of Fan Favorite & most recently was featured on the All Stars International Winners Edition. He was also cast
on the ninth season of Lifetime’s Project Runway. A Louisiana State University graduate known for his unconventional use of fabrics and raw outlook, Anthony Ryan has been recognized nationally for his award-winning designs in publications such as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, US Weekly & OK Magazine. He has also studied design techniques in Paris, France, under the creative minds behind Vivienne Westwood, Basil Soda, Elie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Anne-Valerie Hash.
With his label Couleur + Blindé by Anthony Ryan, he creates fashion to inspire the modern individual with clean lines, definitive shapes, bold colors & unconventional fabric selections. His innovative use of color, pattern, texture & simple forms continues to bring forward-thinking individuals striking pieces that are current yet unfading.
Natosha Zanders, founder and CEO of Courageous Creations is a multifaceted business owner. She is a trained Microbiologist and former Professor in the field of Molecular and Environmental Sciences, so just how she start designing clothes? Courageous Creations started in 2017 as a dream, the initial intent was never to make it into a thriving clothing brand or business. She did not attend undergraduate and graduate school to major in fashion design, science is quite the opposite in fact. Although she could visualize these beautiful designs, making them come to life was another story entirely. These creations began to appeal to the women who could also identify with her story and struggles of finding just the right silhouettes to accentuate their body types. She is motivated by the stories of the many women she designs for, how they’ve hidden and suffered from low self-esteem all because of their appearance. Courageous Creation is changing this outlook for the everyday working woman providing custom design clothing services specifically made for curvy women. The fabrics are high quality and very flattering all while being affordable for the average working woman. There is a limited amount of styles made from the same fabrics giving each client an original creation for their wardrobe. What has set Courageous Creations apart from the masses is that the majority of what is produced is exclusive because each piece is custom made addressing the issue of the perfect fit in the mainstream market for curvy women. Also, scraps are re-generated into new looks therefore recycling is a big component of their sustainability.
Alexandria Lee Designs has the vision to provide professional customer care, quality service, and clothing that highlights the uniqueness and creative flare that exist in each of us. Behind this vision is a mother and daughter team, who embraces the differences that makes us who we are: Gwen Davis, CEO and Sr. Designer, and Cortney Hall Jr. The designer started Alexandria Lee Designs in 2015 with a mission to style and engage these generations phenomenal women.
Brydric Wright’s passion for art and style began in early childhood. From a young age, the Sulphur Springs, Texas, native explored his creativity through drawing, painting, music, cooking, and acting. In 2008 he moved to Dallas with the determination of becoming a fashion designer.
Now, this accomplished young talent has become an active member of the North Texas fashion community. After honing his craft at both the Art Institute of Dallas and Wade College, Brydric continued to pursue his dream of being a designer. He has been featured in prestigious publications and shows such as Voyage Dallas, The Pin Show, Artopia Dallas, RAW Dallas, and semi-finalist for NBC’s Fashion Star season one.
Five Eleven stems from his birth date, May 11. His purpose with the line is to ignite self-confidence and enhance individuality. The Five Eleven customer is a fun modern-day bohemian, a free spirit. No matter where your journey takes you, be Free, be Adventurous, and be Reborn.
Genieve is an imaginative, forward thinking designer, who graduated in BA Fashion Design, at the acclaimed London College of Fashion.
Before Genieve began the second year at university, her extraordinary designs were selected to be exhibited at the ‘Glacéau Vitamin Water’, sponsored exhibition, at the old Truman Brewery, and showcased at the ‘Seams’ event, at the Hoxton Arches. This was the beginning of the Genieve Couture brand.
In the second year of her degree she was introduced to the concept of sustainability and decided she wanted to be a sustainable fashion designer.
She created a collection that was featured in a fashion show at London College of Fashion and received remarkable reviews in idol magazine. This show catapulted Genieve Couture’s extraordinary designs into the fashion industry arena.
In Genieve’s final year at university her graduate collection was selected to open the London College of Fashion’s prestigious Press Fashion Show. After her graduation she was headhunted by Pause Fashion Hub to showcase her collection in a solo presentation at Freemasons Hall.
One of her most notable collaborations, was an extraordinary project for the high street store, H&M. Genieve Couture was commissioned to design a large-scale couture dress made from recycled clothing! This stunning creation was displayed in the main window of one of H&M’s flagship stores, for fashion recycling week!
Hello, I’m Sasha Solana Walton, founder and CEO of “House of Solana.” This is a plus size clothing line that was created at the age of 20 while I was in college. I attended Mount Mary College and studied fashion design for 5 years as well as studying abroad in Paris, France and Antwerp, Belgium.
Also my career has sprouted into a wonderful division of making art with the plus size body and understanding who “She” is and the desire to create for her. Experiencing going to Portland, Oregon, New York fashion week, Curves Beautifully Empowered in Seattle, LOLC Live Out Loud Charity in Chicago, also going to London, England to present my line. I was also the first plus size designer to showcase at Paris Fashion Week with Fashion Week Studio, which has really shown how my clothing line can expand and speak in photos, runway and on the the every day woman.
The motto for House of Solana is the thrive of lavish, beauty, and style. House of Solana is for women that want to look and feel beautiful, for the woman that wants to be fierce from day to night, as well as for the woman who loves the simple look with a twist. I design for plus size women because my passion is for creating that diversity of clothing for women to break out of their shell and be the woman that she commands to be, instead of just one standard of beauty.
US: DENTON, TEXAS
Founder and entrepreneur Jenn Lee is styling the world one handmade bag at a time. Focused on slow fashion and sustainable style, she works directly with Indonesian artisans to create timeless pieces and give business back to the makers.
Jenn is currently based in Houston, Texas. Follow @shopjennlee to see the latest designs.
Kate Austin clothing and accessories are fair-trade, block-printed with earth friendly dyes on luxurious organic cotton, linen and silk. Kate Austin makes comfortable, wearable art for living your best life in full vibrant colour. Elevate your everyday with casual luxury.
Ethical, sustainable, heirloom-quality, handmade and fun.
Kweens Royal Tees is an online Kweentique offering kouture, hand•painted, handcrafted, unique, kustom, uplifting Tee shirts, apparel and accessories allowing each person who purchases our brand to unleash their inner Kween or King. Our apparel is designed to awaken the Royaltee you have within by using ancient powerful symbols, inspirational images and powerful statements helping to uplift our kommunities by helping others recognize their Inner Strength, Inner Beauty and Inner Kourage.
US: HARLINGEN, TEXAS
Dress different, Think different.
LALA is a signature clothing line created by designer, Laisa Macias, that launched in the heart of Austin, TX right off Congress Ave.
Laisa combines her love of high fashion with functionality, mixing high-end fabrics, bold bright colors, texture, and volume, to create pieces full of versatility.
This years capsule offers a preview of the 2020 collection, Manifesto. Enjoy!
League of Rebels is an Austin-based menswear brand established in 2009 from a strong passion for fine tailoring. For a decade League of Rebels has stood for style with both purpose and functionality, tailoring for ladies and gentlemen alike, for whom true style is not only about the confidence to be themselves, but also the integrity of the cloth from which their garment is produced.
Branding which “Approaches things from a product designer perspective, making clothes instead of grand theatrical concepts.”
Wanting to “transition as you get older with elements of streetwear.”
Leaving a smaller carbon footprint in this world.
My life experience has taught me that the source of happiness is within us all.
I find that connecting with yourself taps into your inner peace and creates
a loving positive energy.
With this believe I decided to create jewellery, that reflects our inner beauty.
Mimzo jewellery was founded in 2015
Each piece is designed with a purpose and an inspiring message.
I carefully select colorful gemstones of the highest quality to hold the positive and vibrant energy of my designs. I combine them with 18ct gold and sterling silver, to deliver elegance and beauty.
My signature use of simple shapes to hold the energy within each piece was inspired by my late father, Mohamed Abdel Rassoul, who was an architect.
MIMZO jewellery won the honorary award in the Cairo Design awards 2018. This award was personally presented by acclaimed jewelry designer Azza Fahmy.
MIMZO jewelry is proudly hand made in Egypt.
At Phit Clothing, our mission is to make men feel confident and look good no matter where they are on their fitness journey.
Our stylish, size-inclusive activewear is for the active lifestyle and everything in between. No matter your size, shape, color or activity, you phit right in!
So whether it be to the coffee shop, gym or even Australia, with Phit Clothing, you can enjoy the journey.
Privilege Swim blurs the line between swim and style, inviting customers to open their eyes and see fashion beyond the runway. Privilege Swim, is an online boutique for women nationwide, based in Houston, TX. When visiting our site, you will discover a variety of unique pieces that will compliment a fabulous lifestyle. Our goal is to provide (fashion forward) unique and one of a kind poolside apparel to women across the world. Key Mccullough launched Privilege Swim June 2016. Since then Privilege Swim has been featured in Houston’s own Citybook Magazine and debuted it’s collection in the 2018 BVI Summer Sizzle Runway Fashion show.
Rici Melion is an International Luxury Designer Label with the finest retail offering in Pakistan. The brand revolves around utter novelty, which is exceedingly rich in being, fine in taste, inimitable in manner and evolving with its own style and trends. We at Rici Melion, satisfy the astounding dream of our retail client by delivering, an exclusive range of both Ready to Wear and Bespoke Western and Eastern Men’s and Women’s wear attires alongside an ultra-luxurious retail ambience.
Ross Bennett began out of a pure passion for beautiful classic tailoring and a love of great menswear and suiting. Ross has been designing clothing for over 12 years and originally began as a custom women’s brand, but after seeing a huge void in the suiting world, he decided to shift gears and began creating one of a kind pieces for discerning men and women around the world.
Ross believes that each individual has their own story to tell and guides clients to find the pieces that suit their needs rather than ever pushing fabrics or trends. Ross takes great pride in providing every client with a one of a kind experience that helps client’s to find their inner confidence and empowers them to create a personal style to last a lifetime.
Ross was featured on NBC’s Fashion Star in 2012.
Sadie Swinney is a 13 year old designer who showed her first mini collection in 2019 during Spring Austin Fashion Week. This season, she will show 7 looks inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. She trains with Vee Sanchez and Brittany Allen.
Samantha is known for her street chic separates and cool girl vibes. Designing for over a decade, Samantha has showcased in NYC and other states alongside other worldwide talent. Samantha was recently featured in the Austin Monthly discussing her experience as a designer and creating her pieces. Being featured on Project Runway, Samantha has had the opportunity to meet and work with people from all over the US.
The story of Scarabaeus Sacer began in 2005 when a young medical student had the dream of revolutionizing the fashion industry in Egypt. 15 years later and the brand is born.
That student is Co-founder Ali El Nawawi, who left medicine to pursue a career in sustainable development with the United Nations, and later left it all to start this brand. My Co-founder May Kassem is a Psychologist who has the garment and textile industry in her blood from the family business. Together we have around 30 years of experience and we decided to take our passion for social impact and human development and create Scarabaeus Sacer.
Scarabaeus Sacer (pronounced: Scara-bay-os Sa-cher), established in November 2018 as a streetwear fashion label that specializes in sustainable, ethical, premium quality streetwear for women and men. Crafted from GOTS certified 100% Organic Egyptian cotton, they are both exceptionally soft & light to the touch, with vibrant colors and graphics, a relaxed fit and creative designs. These advocacy apparel eco-luxe quality products are suitable for all seasons while unapologetically advocating for social & environmental issues through each t-shirt’s story and each collection’s theme.
Rashida Brown is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared to fashion enthusiasts. Growing up, she had a flair for fashion but aspired to be a fashion stylist. Rashida has worked professionally in the fashion industry for one year and is the founder of The JaPera Brown Collection, a clothing line which brings timeless designs to contemporary lifestyle. It was also founded with the purpose of building confidence in girls and women. With an eye for quality, superior attention to detail, and unmatched creativity, her clothing line caters for both young girls and women of all sizes and age.
Rashida’s singular aim is to help women reveal their uniqueness and embrace their beauty through her collections. Her thoughtfully crafted motto, “Be the Change I Want to See” shows that she is an exemplary person who is passionate about instilling positivity in the minds of others. Ultimately, her mission is to build Godly confidence in girls and women by providing products that inspire, educate, uplift and push them into true beauty which only lies within.
US: HOUSTON / NEW YORK
US: WASHINGTON DC
US: LITTLE ROCK
Self made, innovative and a serial entrepreneur, Daniel Opusunju is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Jahda Global – a family of brands in the fashion industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Obafemi Awolowo University. In the fashion industry Daniel is known as a pioneer, creating cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind designs that disrupt the status quo of typical menswear. He is motivated by his passion for innovation and draws inspiration from everything around him.
The Jahda brand embodies style, uniqueness, luxury and flair for the modern African man. Each piece is designed to be Afro-centric with contemporary hints. Under his Jahda Fashion Bespoke label, his designs include Jagaban (the popular one-armed Agbada), Tradenim (denim infused Ankara), Newman, Brigadier to mention a few. Daniel is also designing a RTW collection that is set to launch later this year.
PROJECT RICH is a design house focusing on the reestablishment of Pakistan as a creative nation by designing, promoting & selling hand made articles of jewelry(gold plated), accessories, home décor & space makeovers. As a result, we are providing work & growth to the super talented craftsmen of Pakistan. We currently operate though a home-based office run by CEO/Creative Director Madiha Saail Khan (me) who sells her products Online (Taking orders through Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp) & has a display at a shared studio in Gulberg, Lahore Pakistan. Project Rich specializes in custom jewelry & calligraphies made to order according to the client’s requirements & also introduces a new line every season to keep at par with the international fashion trends.
Egyptian Jewelry Designer, Deena Wagdy strikes the perfect balance between edgy and timeless with her collections. Her modern and playful pieces combine feminine sophistication with edginess by touching the different sides of a woman’s personality. All her pieces are hand-crafted in her Cairo studio using the finest sterling silver or 18k gold.
Designer Jessica Oxner has always had an avid love of swimwear, but sometimes it was hard to find a uniquely different suit. While it was relatively easy to find quality swimsuits, but there was always the thought that swimwear could be better by adding embellishments, rhinestones and removable accessories. Out of this thinking came the idea which is the basis for Divergent Swimwear.
Molded and influenced by the art of pop culture from the brushstroke of Basquiat the glove and socks of Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. These iconic moments amongst many in history push creative impressions that evoke the feeling of freedom to express one’s self through art and fashion. Welcome to the creative mind of Day Avery ”Inspired by art.”
INDIA: NEW DELHI
Sustainable, Hand-Made, Community-Driven and Thought Provoking, those are the 4 words that best describe what we do at OriginPink. My name is punita kapoor and I am the designer and owner at OriginPink clothing brand. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and our brand with the hope to be able to give you quick insight in our collection and values that go into making them. I honestly believe that we need more and more people to make conscious choices and I will continue to spread this knowledge by my beautiful designs that preserve and extend the age-old design techniques to hand craft garments.
As I go further ahead in my journey and as I and Origin Pink grow together, we intend to take the path full of conscious decisions. Every step we take, every progress we make, we are going to make sure the hard working and super skilled artisans grow with us. Each piece of clothing that comes out of our production is unique, modish & handmade. Everything from the dyes to the blocks and the cloth is natural. Ideas and thoughts that go into the making of each piece of clothing comes from a natural instinct that is instilled and stirred by the exquisiteness of Jaipur city India.
US: NEW YORK
I received my introduction to Fashion Design in High School by attending B.O.C.E.S. tech daily for half of the day in Valhalla N.Y. After High School I attended Katherine Gibbs Studying Fashion design and Merchandising. There I received my Associates degree in 2004. I began sewing for clients in 2007 creating and selling my First Handmade Prom Gown. Since then I’ve created Award winning Gowns for Proms, Breast Cancer Awareness, I’ve created Suits, Neckwear and even Accessories. #ZebulonCrawfordDesigns on IG will show you my history & work.
US: NEW YORK
Zuit is a women’s suit and tuxedo company created by Megan Rhinehart in 2013. Megan is a designer from Atlanta, Georgia who has lived in New York since 2016. Her new line for Spring/Summer 2021 is a ready-to-wear venture inspired by classic bespoke tailoring elements and brought to life in a new way. Her collection features messaging of pleasure, activism, and beauty – from a rich floral brocade skirt to leather chest harness. Her pieces will be available in Hudson, New York and online via a new online platform coming soon.
ARION is an emerging brand, catering to the stylish, edgy, and fearless woman. It was started in 2018, and has grown over the years. It has been worn by social media’s most influential groups and it continues to grow rapidly. It blends streetwear and sexy effortlessly while giving early 2000s fashion aesthetics.
ITALY: SAN SALVO
Hello we’re PARTICOLARI
A universe made of moods and passion that is tainted by styles
This is PARTICOLARI
A brand present throughout the Italian territory, with 87 stores. A successful formula, perfected year after year through the development of strategies and dynamics always in step with the times, but above all imbued with passion for the world of fashion and all its own nuances, all elements that have characterized the brand philosophy PARTICOLARI.
The key processes are all coordinated by the company, from the conception to the production of fashion accessories, through the support of resources in design, and above all developing effective forms of collaboration aimed at update and transfer all business experience to proper to liates. These are the elements that allow to define PARTICOLARI like a reliable and dynamic reality, gifted of a surprising know-how always available to its partners, a well-structured and in constant growth. Particolari is a single-brand franchise that interprets the best fashion trends with an assortment that ranges from everyday items to special occasions: many proposals always available in the store that interpret various styles including trendy, classic and basic. The assortment is absolutely transversal: bags, small costume jewellery, clothing, classic jewellery pieces, belts, suitcases, beach accessories, scarves, hair accessories, gifts and much more.
TRULY UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE ACCESSORIES
The commercial offer is the real strength of the brand PARTICOLARI: each accessory is produced and cared for by the company, with constant investment in research, quality and creativity. For the attention paid to fashion trends and the attention to detail it’s been created an internal style, internal to the company that guarantees an excellent qualified quality control.
AN UNPARALLELED ASSORTMENT FOR EVERYONE’S NEEDS
To go beyond the customer’s expectations and satisfy every need, PARTICOLARI interprets the best fashion trend with a assortment that ranges from everyday to special occasions: many proposals always available in the store which interpret various styles between trendy, classic and basic. The assortment is absolutely transversal: bags and small leather goods, bijoux, belts, suitcases, accessories for the sea, scarves, gift items and much more.
PARTICOLARI shop-type respects a series of criteria in terms of location, size of the local and catchment area. The company prefers store located in the historical centers and commercial centers, in municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants. The minimum required area is 60 square meters. Observing these rules allows you to protect the franchisee and optimize his work with the use of strategies and resources properly planned.
Particolari is very social!
The group takes care of its image on the web, especially on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. It relies on numerous ecommerce platforms and collaborates with fashion bloggers and icon stylists from all over the world. We also interact with the consumer through online contests and videos /images with a high
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ZIMBABWE // DALLAS
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She believes that her luxury brand will reach today’s elegant, stylish woman and beyond. Chrissy aspires to venture her creativity into evening wear, special occasion and red carpet to name a few. Classy You will forever reflect the true essence of a lady!
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Varnessa began her career in Fashion in the year of 2016 after graduating from The Art Institute of Charlotte. Her passion in fashion is creating high fashion and avante garde garments that accentuate and show off a woman’s body. Varnessa’s goal is to stand out and take over the fashion industry with her unique and creative designs and content from runway to ready to wear, to top magazine covers draping elite bodies.
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From assisting her mom cutting out McCall’s patterns to designing original evening wear for prom, she got an early start that led her straight to the fashion industry’s capital, New York City.
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ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY
A graduate of Traphagen School of Fashion New York, NY. She worked in the garment industry for McGowan’s Fabrics as a Sales Associate, Simplicity Pattern Co as a Technical Illustrator, Liz Claiborne as a Tech Spec and Allison Mfg licensee for Disney Children’s Apparel as a Product Coordinator.
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