The Team

Her Start

Emely is a first generation college graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from SUNY Cortland.

Her Experience

Emely immediately switched careers after college, to begin working in the fashion industry. She teamed-up with multiple companies, fulfilling a plethora of positions—from Stylist to Design Assistant. She now works for LC Apparel Consulting as a Fabric Coordinator.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Emely aspires to join the ranks of her colleagues whom have launched their own brands.

Her Start

Hadassa is a proud alumnus of The High School of Fashion Industries, where she was taught the foundation of sewing and pattern making.

Her Experience

Her love of style, design, sewing, and overall fashion led her to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Product Management. Through that program, Hadassa was able to specialize in apparel product development and supply chain management. This knowledge has allowed her to pursue the creation of her brand, Hadassador, and grow within the company of LC Apparel Consulting.

Her Aspirations/Interests

She strives for excellence in all the ways that she can--Hadassa wants to continue to grow her business.

Her Start

Joannelys obtained her A.S in Fashion Marketing and then continued to pursue her B.S in Corporate Communication at CUNY Baruch College.

Her Experience

She developed a strong interest in the fashion industry from watching her mother create clothing. Joannelys has a host of experience from her time working in fashion marketing, fashion journalism, and theater costumes/wardrobe.

Her Aspirations/Interests

When she is not obsessing over fashion, Joannelys likes to travel and learn about new cultures.

Her Start

Juanita is a 2020 graduate from Brooklyn High School of the Arts where she majored in the vocal program and found her passion for fashion.

Her Experience

Growing up she watched her older sister fall in love with fashion, and slowly did the same as she helped with her sister's designs, went to photoshoots, and aided/attended all her sister's fashion shows. She began expressing herself through her own style and art, which led to her styling her friends and others.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Aside from dressing, Juanita loves to sing, dance, make jokes, travel, and overall have lots of fun. She's willing to experience it all.

Her Start

Mariandree is from Guatemala. She graduated with a B.F.A in Fashion Design and Marketing from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) where she gained a considerable amount of experience in all facets of design and marketing.

Her Experience

Mariandree is an intern at LC Apparel Consulting. She supports the entire team with a myriad of tasks. Mariandree is happy to report that LC Apparel Consulting is an exciting place to work, where she obtains a sea of diversified knowledge from the entire staff.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Mariandree also loves to cook, exercise, travel and experience different cultures and personalities.

Her Start

Qutishia has been a fashion scholar since 2009 at Parson and Art Institute.

Her Experience

Qutishia (Q) is the production development assistant at LC. Her primary tasks are creating and editing patterns. She is a Proud Brooklynite specializing in pattern-making and sewing, and has designer credentials in New York Fashion Week.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Qutishia strives for industry level results. Continuing her interest in independently creating custom pieces, she aspires to be a known black female designer.

His Start

Roderick began sewing early in elementary school, which led him to create garments for his middle school/church plays.

His Experience

He is currently an Artistic Director and Creative from NYC. He attended the High School of Fashion Industries in Chelsea, where his construction and technical skills were honed, propelling him to excel at his Alma Mater – The Fashion Institute of Technology. Roderick received his B.F.A. in Fashion Design with a double minor in Art History and Film. He gained fashion industry experience by traveling abroad, interning, and working for several big name companies, such as Levi's and Narciso Rodriguez. His work has been featured in Glassbook, Glamour Bulgaria, NYMAG - The Cut, Vouge, and Fox5 News - "Where'd you get that".

His Aspirations/Interests

Roderick plans to continue taking the industry by storm and growing in experience and success.

Her Start

Yadira graduated with a B.F.A in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute where she gained a considerable amount of experience in all facets of design.

Her Experience

Yadira learned garment construction while attending the High School of Fashion Industries. Yadira’s technical skills have only grown stronger as the years progressed. She is currently the Production Coordinator at LC Apparel Consulting, where she brings client designs to LIFE. Yadira is happy to report, “LC Apparel & Consulting is an exciting place to work; every day is always different from the next”.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Yardia wants to continue soaking in experiences and knowledge--she enjoys the excitement her line of work brings her and plans to continue making moves at LC Apparel & Consulting.

Our Mission

No matter our backgrounds, we all aspire to guide young black women on their own successful journeys into the world of fashion. We will help pull our fellow designers through the hardships of the industry to proudly stand at the top.
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