2016 Featured Fashion Designers

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Dominicci USA was founded by 3 brothers in a Shore town a few miles inland of the Atlantic Ocean. Without any capital or connections, we laid the unbreakable foundation for Savage Luxury. Brick by brick, step by step, we have managed to make waves in this bizarre industry. Our product line consists entirely of boxer briefs at the moment, however this is only the beginning. We secured a licensing deal which grants us access to certain patented patterns for men’s swimwear, which will anchor our full Spring & Summer collection. We pride ourselves on being TRUE AMERICAN DESIGNERS. Everything is designed, sourced, & manufactured in the USA. Furthermore, we also pride ourselves in the fact we are completely vertical. We are filming our own commercials, do our own art & design, write our own music, engineer our own patterns, shoot our own product, etc. DominicciUSA.com

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Celebrity Designer, Leontine Abdullah has a fierce new look on an old market, FASHION. Affectionately named LEONTINE COLLECTION, the designer is dressing the world One city, One State, One country at a time.Born and raised in Los Angeles California, at the tender age of 18 months, the designer began her career as an actress. By the time she was a tween, she appear in over 30 movies and 12 commercials and movies such as “THE KARATE KID 3″,”LA LAW”, “FERRIS BUELLERs DAY OFF”, and Rodney Dangerfields,”WHERES RODNEY”TV show, the list goes on. She would later go on to become a Model for Vogue Modeling Productions at the age of 12, traveling the world shooting print adds and by age 13 gracing the fashion runways. In high school, She was voted”BEST DRESSED”and”MOST SOPHISTICATED”by her peers in a popularity pole at Crenshaw High School.
The Designer has designed for several Celebrities such as Farrah Abraham, Torrei Hart and Rick Mora. She has designed custom red carpet gowns for the Academy Awards, NAACP, BET and many other award shows over the past few years.Her jeweled couture gowns, have been seen on many A-list Celebrities all over Hollywood as they grace red carpets from the NAACP AWARDS to THE ACADEMY AWARDS. Dressing both women and men, transforming Pro Basketball and Football players to Kings and Queens on the red carpet. In 2014, The designer made her debut back to television as a featured Fashion Designer on a new Reality TV show called, Americas It Girl. This show highlighted her unique creativity and ability to drape a gown in 30 mins.The designer is exactly where she wants to be, in her element that is all things fashion
She was Nominated for a VERSACE AWARD for DESIGNER OF THE YEAR in 2014 at the EOTM AWARDS held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
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As a philanthropist , she donates her time and Gift back to the Fashion community by teaching free sewing and design workshops at www.moodfabrics.com (Los Angeles location) every other month. She also teaches Model workshops worldwide from New York to Achorage Alaska. In 2013, the Fabulous Leontine made history as she showcased in the first ever Alaska Fashion Week. The following fall, she was honored to make another mark in history by showcasing in the first Montana Fashion week. This fall, she will make her debut in London Fashion week and Paris Fashion week showcasing her new collection, House of Leontine.Always a trendsetter, the designer knew her passion was to create fashion lines for women all over the world. LEONTINE COLLECTION has showcased worldwide providing fierce looks for women and men to adorn daily.”Creativity and Vision go together, in order to create…you must first have a vision! – Leontine

imageSwim by lee was founded by two young women entrepreneurs, Nyesha Rivers and Tiffany Nesbitt. They felt it was their job to create a brand of swimwear catered to all women; body types and styles while fighting the social stigma of what is considered an attractive woman. It all began while shopping for swimwear one evening with a group of friends. While there were swim-lines for thin women and plus size women, what about all the women in between?

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After hours of searching for the perfect swim suit, they were left pointing out their insecurities rather than their beauty. Here at swim by lee, all of societies “imperfections” will be displayed and glorified with confidence. Swim by lee vows to make every woman, the everyday woman, feel the confidence of a supermodel.
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Nandra Designs was created by me, Sonia S. Booker. I am a Barbadian National, fifty-five years old and lived on the Beautiful Island of Barbados until I was twenty-three before emigrating to the United States of America. I have been designing and making my own clothing since the age of fifteen. Designing is a celebration inspired by everything I see around me, it is always spontaneous and forever constant. I am inspired by the flow of natural fabrics how they caress the female body while fighting against the wind for dominance. Fashion for me is first and foremost a question of personal style, harmony and design. Wearing one of my Energies creates a sense of nobility and the feeling of “Fabulousity”. My designs reflect a true ode to femininity and a passion for style and most times is affected by mood, personality and my desire not to blend or conform.

The passion to create Energies that are not only unique in design but satisfies the desire to stand out and be noticed consumed my dream of owning my own line. Walking the streets of Manhattan one day, while waiting to cross the street, I noticed a young lady on the other side wearing the exact same retail designer dress. This solidified my vision of offering pieces not manufactured in large quantities thereby avoiding incidents such as these. After many years of making everything from bridal to resort wear I revisited my vision and passion which is reflected in my kaftans which are now trending.

Nandra Designs encapsulates easy, breezy, comfortable, sexy and sophisticated chic. All my Energies can be worn casually or paired with the right accessories become the ultimate special occasion attire.

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Born and Raised In NYC
Jean Fredeling is a craft artist and creator of the 3rdeye Brand who’s motto is ”there’s no Experience without Experiment”. 3rdeye Brand is a contemporary casual line that interprets fashion through the sense of abstract art, optical illusion and graffiti and when all mixed reveals desirable detail. Expressing a fashionable aesthetic through what he inspires and feel, With this process he sets the tone of artistic being, which reveals the artist within the individual. Expressing Culture, Class And Contrast is what Jean believe evolve 3EB to be what it is today. Though his vision deeply reacts a desire of what he is very passionate about,especially on how we can relate through one common idea, FASHION. 3EB Is an outlet that enable versatile looks.
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An unparalleled enthusiast in the fashion world, Noreen Francis is a distinguished designer, stylist and humanitarian renowned for her effortless take on style and tireless movement to eradicate global hunger. Having immersed herself in fashion design for nearly two decades, Noreen combined her creative and humanitarian passions to birth her upcoming venture, The Store, a retail space housing the exclusive Noreen Francis Collection and offering a cross-section of designer labels and international brands at a fraction of the cost. A portion of proceeds from The Store are donated to MissionProject, a Jersey City–based organization founded by Noreen in 2011 to address the needs of orphan and disregarded children all over the world.

Raised in the Bronx, New York, Noreen was exposed at a very young age to the worlds of fashion, music and the harshness of global poverty. With her mother’s influence, innate style and desire to teach her children the power of giving, she developed both a very strong passion for design and the issues surrounding poverty. After studying Design at F.I.T. and the Art Institute, Noreen started her career as a fashion assistant at a New York based apparel start-up and was quickly promoted to Designer. She has since worked at such companies as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Perry Ellis, Donna Karan and Levi Strauss Co.

A staunch advocate for global hunger and the disregarded, Noreen’s Christian faith and benevolent upbringing was the catalyst in her undertaking a new challenge and pursuing global mission work more actively traveling throughout Africa and Asia during the year preparing meals at a village Soup kitchen, illustrating hygiene practices to prevent the spread and outbreak of disease, teaching orphaned school-age children basic reading, math, and spelling as well as providing clothing and basic essentials. Noreen believes giving is practical—“ It’s sometimes easy, more often inconvenient, but always necessary”. It’s the ability to use one’s position of influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better. To give to others in need is a singular action highly achievable and beyond rewarding.

Noreen launched her eponymous contemporary collection in 2016. Drawing on vintage-inspired fabrics and silhouettes, her line is evocative of the clean and functional sensibility, which surrounds her life. The collection offers pieces for the modern and polished woman and man who is trend-conscious, loves fashion, functionality and is keen on the sustainability of the world.

Noreen and her husband reside in Jersey City with their children Hannah Starlette, Holloway Shalom and Silas Wren.

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 Michi Knitwear Designer, Michele Walden Mcphee from Queens, NY, specializes in knitwear for woman, creating “Knits to Fit”, that complement the full figure or slight frame, thus making a unique statement for all women. Using carefully selected yarns that vary from silks to rayon, wool to linen, and run the gamut of colors, these pieces can also be considered wearable art for women who are fashion forward, confident, creative and seeking to be stylish.

Michi Knitwear brings a new contemporary spin to a classic category. Fashion connoisseurs have been raving about these unique knitwear designs from coast to coast. Michi also lends her creations to community organizations such as the AKAs and Links during their fund raising luncheons. Michi recently participated in the PINKNSEXY, Fashion Fundraiser for Sickle Cell, West Babylon, NY; Black Expo, NYC; Fashion On The Hudson, NYC 2016 and Phoenix Fashion Week Boot Camp, where she presented her “Colorful in a World of Darkness Collection” on the runway at Phoenix Fashion Week October 1 – 3, 2015 at Talking Stick Resort.

Michi Knitwear’s goal is to change the perception of Knitwear. She doesn’t create your grandmas knits, but “constructs modern knitwear” that is funky, sophisticated, sexy and chic. Whether it’s a customized one-of-a-kind or limited edition piece, Michi Knitwear is the perfect on the go, all season fashion collection. For more information about Michi Knitwear, please visit her website: www.michiknitwear.com or FB page: Michi Knitwear IG: michiknits 718*465*2336

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Hope wade was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She attended the Alpha Academy and later the Cooper Union College and New York City Technical College. Hope lives with her husband
and daughter in Pomona, NY.Hope started the Hope Wade Designs fashion company in 1991, quite by chance, during that year, she was out of work and refused to turn down an invitation to a New Year’s Eve event, because she did not have a proper attire for the occasion. She decided to put her skills to the test and designed a head turning dress which she wore to the event. She was highly complimented. Today she is well known for producing outstandingly opulent and elegant designs and skillfully using silks, taffetas and Italian leather among other fabrics to drape her clients! Hope’s motto is “If you can describe it, I can design it.”.
Hope has sewn for many famous business women, media personnel and public figures in the United States. Her designs have graced many red carpet events. She has also continued to gain recognition for her designs and has received several awards including those listed below.
July 2016 showcased her line Harlem Fashion Week at Grants Tomb
January 2016 she presented her designs in Pecha Kucha 20×20 with Rosie O’Donnell in Nyack NY.

June 2015 Hope showed her latest collection at Caribbean Fashion Week using message art to comment on Black Lives Matter.

March 2015 she competed and was selected as one of the top 3 finalists in the Project Runway, A Critique with Tim Gunn. Her designs are worn by the hostess of ABC TV show Southern Chefs.

October 2014 Hope was voted Best Up and Coming Fashion Designer of the Hudson Valley region by the Hudson Valley Magazine.

August 2014 her black gown with feathers won the Designer Award at the Miss Jamaica Nation Beauty Pageant in Kingston Jamaica.

Her designs were featured at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and Brooklyn Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Show. Harlem Fashion Week Grants Tomb
Academy Award & Grammy winner DARLENE LOVE wore a Hope Wade Designs signature red trumpet gown to perform on the DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW and one of her couture designs for President Obama and First Lady Michelle for The Gospel Tradition TV performance at the White House.

October 2014 she was selected to show her line on the runway for Tim Gunn (Project Runway) by (FAX) Fashion Arts Xchange for their 20th Anniversary Celebration.

September 2013 she represented the US at London Fashion Week Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge where she competed against designers from all over the world.

Hope has also showcased her collections on super models Janel McKenzie and Sedena Blake. In addition her work has been featured in several magazines including Vogue, Flair and Super Models SQ

Hope recognizes the value of giving back to the community and continues to do several shows for charity.

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House of Sadia is a US based women’s wear label producing garments that are cut, hand embroidered, sewn and finished entirely by hand. Inspired by Creative Director Sadia Hussain’s South Asian background, the House of Sadia collection is exclusively designed for the modern fashion-forward woman with an international sense of style. Though Sadia Hussain’s formal training began at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Sadia’s creative palette, converging Western high-end fashion with the most cutting edge trends from South Asia, has been influenced from a lifetime of balancing her life in America with deep roots in Pakistan. Sadia Hussain sharpened her trade as an intern for the world renowned label Betsey Johnson. House of Sadia has been recognized by fashion publications such as Lucky Magazine and Solis Magazine and photographed by Getty Images. www.houseofsadia.com
The old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” might certainly apply to fashion designer Tyrone Chablis. While growing up in his hometown of Newark, NJ, Chablis discovered an old discarded sewing machine and it changed his life. What followed was a path of self-learning, hard work and innovation. He is credited as one of the architects of the still thriving New Jersey fashion show production scene. A major influence on the local fashion culture, for more than twenty years, Chablis has been a fixtScreen Shot 2015-09-21 at 7.05.22 AMure on the tri-state area fashion scene. He plays many roles – from commentator to show producer to master tailor to his most prominent and passionate pursuit – designing and making fabulous clothes. His distinctive style is sultry, campy, daring and edgy! His experiences while traveling in the Caribbean and throughout Europe influence his unique concepts. His designs grace runways, boutiques and a high profile clientele in the entertainment and private sectors. His swimsuit collections are shown annually in well appointed beachfront and cruise events. Following the path of the legendary Patrick Kelly, Chablis has developed a collection which advocates going green through fashion. The Chablis “green tee” dresses range from simple to extravagant and are crafted from carefully selected recycled t-shirts, generating excitement and pure drama where ever they are shown, sold or worn. Most notable is Tyrone Chablis’ strong commitment to cultivating and supporting the aspirations of emerging models and designers. Through his willingness to share his own expertise or to create venues to highlight new talents, Tyrone Chablis has clearly demonstrated that he gives back to the community from which he emerged. Tyrone Chablis is moving into a new stage of life and preparing to take his designs and his company to the next level. And in case you didn’t realize it by now “You don’t just drink Chablis, you wear it”!

 

Hiunnamed (11) I’m Ange Tekoagbo, 12 years old, Kid’s Clothes Fashion Designer. My business is named: Glossy Great Designs (GGD). I started designing when I was five. I got an early fashion education from my family. I get my inspiration from TV shows, movies, and music videos. The age-range for my designs is 6-16. My style is arty, chic, exotic, glamorous, and preppy. From now on, I’ll be focusing on designing for kids; because kids are first. The name of my collection is Adore-Able. I named my collection “Adore-Able” because my fashion is going to be Adore and it’s going to be Able to show your style and passion for Fashion. I use email for contact. I’m working on having my store. My website is on the way.

In 5 years, I see myself as a Fashion Designer/Graphic Designer/ Musician traveling around the world doing what I love.

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Tiera Still, is the founder of VUE Boutique. VUE was founded in 2014. Vue’s meaning for Tiera means the vision for the life ahead in fashion. The store is an online women fashion world that changes everyday. Vue boutique carries Urban and Haute Couture fashion statements. Vue is not just a business but my creation and life. I always looked forward to being a business owner being able to grow in style.

logoMy inspiration is my little sister she has always been the girl who walks around in different items of my mother and watch Television looking at many celebrities, telling me that she wants to dress like some of them one day. I knew at that moment what my journey would be which that’s when I began to focus my dreams to starting a business for my sister and I. She truly makes me dream bigger then ever.

 

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Since the tender age of 10 years, when she began to sew after learning from her grandmother, Monike Phillips, who loves to go by the name of MoAqua, decided that fashion and lifestyle is something that would work excellently for her. Seeing the final results of her creations gave her an immense amount of satisfaction and it is this motivation that droves her to create and design some of the most breathtaking fashion pieces that are perfect for clubbing as part of a couture collection or simply for formal occasions. Akoyin by MoAqua is largely inspired by nature. The creator of this exquisite fashion clothing line firmly believes that something as simple as a walk by the river can result in a brand new collection. In addition to this, her children’s vivid imaginations are also a source of inspiration that provides foundation to Akoyin’s collection. With Louis Vitton, Dior, Versace and Alexander Wang being her favorite designers, it would be safe to say that she finds an immense amount of inspiration from them as well. “As a Clothing Designer I try to stay ahead and predict what’s going to be hot in the season, and what was going to sell!” Monike ‘MoAqua’ Phillips, creator and owner of Akoyin LLC. The main aim of Akoyin is to offer the best services in the form of trendiest designer collection at pocket friendly prices without compromising on the quality that it is known for. For Akoyin, its clients are of prime importance and therefore, all the designer collections thus launched, are done so keeping in mind their likes and dislikes. Akoyin’s website launch will feature not only the ability to purchase MoAqua’s ravishing collection online but it will also feature enticing blog posts containing informative content for the readers and buyers. Predicting trends for the upcoming season, MoAqua is confident that graphics will make it big this season in addition to white on white, which is image (6)

 

russoKarryn Russo is owner of Jerzees Pageant Rentals, Karrynis also a Pageant Coach and Inventor.Fresh out of high school Karryn attended a pattern making course and shortly after she instantly fell in love with the idea of sewing and creating her own wardrobe. She started to design rock and roll clothing for band members, and also designed rock and roll clothing for herself. Her greatest moment is when she made the same outfit that Eddie Van Halen wore at a concert. Ediie noticed her wearing the same jumpsuit and he winked at her and flicked his guitar pick and she has it till this day. ” I wear it at every fashion event I attend, its my designers dream piece.”. When Karryn wore her clothing out to rock clubs everyone always asked her to make her outfits, shortly after that she started to go full stream and design for rock bands on the club circuit. Karryn decided to take a hiatus on fashion design and venture into modeling and acting for several years, then years later started to enter the world of pageantry. Karryn has won numerous titles in the pageant industry, and is the current NationaL MS. East Coast USA. After winning her titles, she entered a designers event showcase and that is where her line of KRowned by Karryn Russo was presented. Karryn has come childrens collections such as Rocking Princess for ages 3 and 4 and Dizneys Gone RAD for ages 7 and 8. She is also working on collections such as Cartoon Couture, Football Fansy and First and Ten Toddlers, also a bbay boy line ages 6 months to age 5 called Snaz A Chaz. Karryn will be launching her pageant couture gown line “Diamond” by May of 2016. My next collection to be Summer Love.
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The face behind it all! Victoria Gibbs! 9 year old deisgner out of KooKoo4TuTus!! Not only does she design, but she models too and maintans excellent grades in school! This ambitious, bright, spunky, intelligent, creative and gorgeous young lady will go very far! Look out for her! ZumyGirl5 (2)

 

My name is Zumara Krebs I am 28 years old and currently reside in NJ with my husband and children. In 2012 I obtained a Bachelors degree in Humanities from Edison State college. At the time I wanted to pursue a career in teaching. However, a few months after graduating I had a brilliant Idea. I realized that almost every time it rained.

I either forgot or misplaced my umbrella. So, I decided to do something about it. I created the ZumyGirl handbags with retractable umbrella. These handbags have two separate compartments. The top stores your everyday essentials, and the bottom has an umbrella with a retractable cord. It also comes with two water absorbent cloths that will keep your handbag dry. I truly believe that these handbags will improve the quality of life of women. No longer will women get caught in the rain, or walk around with dripping umbrellas. Being an entrepreneur is my true purpose. Although it has not been easy, with God and my husbands help I have been able to make the ZumyGirl Handbags into a real product.