About Our Designers
This season we have some incredible designers showcasing with us from around the globe including, OIT Fitness from the UK, RaccoonGuts from Toronto, Canada, NYFW Veterans Heritage India Fashions, Sonal Couture, & JulissaDesigns, heralding from Harlem, Just Us Kidz, and from Brooklyn, Rehab Studios.
Founded by Prashant Goyal, Heritage India Fashions' latest collection, the Heritage Collection, is inspired by the people he has met throughout his life and travels from all around the world. He poured endless nights and days into creating this collection, making sketches and detailing every aspect of the fabric to ensure that each design is a statement piece. When a bride wears a Heritage India Fashions bridal design, she feels out of this world, with a fusion of cultures and the rich heritage that makes the brand unique in New York.
Founded by Sonal Dua Yakhmi, Sonal Couture believes that women are the most powerful beings in the world and that they should be given every opportunity to shine.
Sonal Couture aims to make the community a safer and happier place for women and children. This is why they work around the clock for non-profit organizations such as Lifewire, Action Aid, and Amrit Foundation in India and the United States. Sonal has dedicated her life to advocating for women's rights against domestic violence and helping children who have Down Syndrome.
In 1993 LaFrances created Just-Us-Kidz Production, an organization catering to providing opportunity, platforms, and support to promising young talented throughout the United States.
Over the course of two decades, LaFrances and has helped hundreds of children to kick start their careers and to move them in the right direction for them to reach their dreams & goals. LaFrances believes that your talent is a gift and you should never give up on it.
Julissa Cadena is a fashion designer born in the Dominican Republic, she also believes that you can be fashionable and maintain a degree of modesty at the same time.
Born Again is the name for this collection. JulissaDesigns brand has been born again, thanks be to God, I will be showing looks from the previous collection and the new 2024 collection.
Founded by Orliange Tandhoson, OIT Fitness is working towards having clothing that is environmentally friendly, recyclable, comfortable, and soft which does not cause stress amongst the body. Knowingly mental health has become more apparent after the pandemic, we would hope within the progress of the OIT Fitness family, when meeting a certain amount of profit, to be funding a mental-health campaign.
Founded by Hayley Spurdle, RaccoonGuts is proud to present: Trigger Warning. Trigger Warning explores the concept of trauma and change. Change in a more degenerative sense. This collection is meant to convey ideas of chaos and pain from a dignified perspective, focusing less on the expression of destructive tendencies and more on living with the aftermath of those actions. I wanted to in some way, express how it feels to live with trauma. The collection combines the feelings of misplaced vulnerability and regret with anger. The finished garments should communicate messages of chaos and pain through the mutilation of the delicate and the emergence of the savage. From a blood-stained wedding robe to a ballgown ripping itself apart.
Rehab Studios is a brand born from REAL people and their REAL journeys of recovery from addiction and mental illness. Our aim is to create a collection that celebrates and inspires recovery in others.
Our brand is about shedding the anonymity and speaking out against the stigma. Recovery is something to celebrated, not kept secret. We’re here to commemorate everyone who has ever struggled and won against these diseases and to inspire and support those still sick, still suffering and STILL fighting. Whatever your journey may be, wherever you are in it, we hope you’ll share it with us.
Our message is not ‘Sobriety For Everyone!” but rather an increased awareness around addiction and respect for those who do choose sobriety.