The Mentors

The Basics

Tatiana Hatcher is the CEO and Founder of Hatchers by Tatiana Hatcher. She has 10+ years of experience in the field and has a business location in Brooklyn, NY.

About Me

I was raised by a strict but nurturing grandmother, who structured our days with academics and sewing. It wasn't until the birth of my daughter, in May of 2012, that I was ready to take my craft more seriously. Hatchers.Inc was founded 8 years ago. As a mentor, I want to inspire and help young girls flourish and grow in not only self-confidence, but in fashion knowledge.

Design Skills

Sewing, Photoshop, Illustrator Fashion Stylist, Technical Design, Fashion Blogger, and Social Media Management.

Hobbies and Interests

Singing, dancing, and poetry.

Contact Her At...

Call her at 347-988-2302. Email her at Hatchers.inc@gmail.com. Her website is Hatchersinc.com. Her social media handles are: @Hatchers.inc or @tempistsky for Instagram, and hatchersinc for Facebook.

The Basics

Shaquanna Shontaé Sprinkle is a Custom Designer and seamstress. She has 8 years of experience in the field and has a business location in New York, NY.

About Me

I am a Custom Designer from Brooklyn, NY; I have been sewing since I was 13 years old. I was inspired by my seamstress aunt. As a child, I sat in her studio while she created-- I remember taking the scraps of fabric to make clothing for my dolls. I mentor because we don’t have many outlets for young girls in black communities. My mentee can expect my help with sewing, sketching, draping, as well as guidance through some of life’s challenges.

Design Skills

Sewing, Draping, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketching.

Hobbies and Interests

Painting, sketching, and making Mood Boards.

Contact Her At...

Call her at (347)209-0514. Email her at phenixelite@yahoo.com. Her website is www.phenixelite.com. Her social media handles are: @phenix_elite for Instagram, and Shaquanna Shontaé for Facebook.

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Ashley Richards is a 9 to 5 colorist in production for apparel as well as a 5 to 9 pm Designer, and the Owner for Ash Rich NYC. She has 8 years of experience in Production and has a business location in the New York Garment District.

About Me

I am a Cocktail Evening Wear Special Occasions Designer. I learned to use a sewing machine in high school--I found myself taking that course very seriously and gained a passion for the art. My talents blossomed into an emerging business in 2011. I mentor because I want to pass on information about sewing and help build confidence, neither of which were handed to me on my own journey.

Design Skills

Sewing, Pattern Making, and Draping.

Hobbies and Interests

Planting and cooking.

Contact Her At...

Call her at 347-804-3058. Email her at Ashrichnyc@GMAIL.COM. Her social media handles are: Ashrich.nyc on Instagram and Ash Rich on Facebook.

The Basics

Hadassa Dorcean is a Product Development Coordinator at LC Apparel Consulting and the Designer and Owner of HADASSADOR. She has 7 years of experience in the field and has a business location in Brooklyn, NY.

About Me

I am a connoisseur of all things fashion and technology. Since I was a youth, I’ve had an undeniable affinity towards art. My elders and role models guided me in the direction of fashion. Today, I hold an unconditional love and loyalty for the art, as it helped me gain confidence and express who I am. I mentor because I want to guide fellow fashion enthusiasts on their journeys through this ever evolving fashion world.

Design Skills

Drawing, Sewing, Pattern Making, Draping, Photoshop, Illustrator, Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro & Final Cut Pro), Tech Packs, Filming, Sewing Blogger, Photography, Video making

Hobbies and Interests

Singing and listening to music, listening or watching podcasts and shows, watching Black cinema and TV, reading, knitting, beauty care and biking.

Contact Her At...

Call her at 646-244-4031. Email her at hadassa.dorcean@gmail.com. Her website is www.hadassador.com. Her social media handles are @HADASSADOR for her clothing brand Instagram, @officialhadassa for her blogger Instagram, and HADASSADOR for her Facebook.

The Basics

Zina Lanay is a Fashion Designer and the Creative Director of Zina Lanay LLC. She has 10 years of experience in the field and has two business locations in both Atlanta, GA and New York City, NY.

About Me

I am an accomplished verteran Custom Designer. As a child, my dream was to be a teacher that dressed like she was on a catwalk. My desire to be affiliated with fashion and education simultaneously, has led me to working in both fields for over a decade. I mentor because I am an advocate of the advancement and nourishment of our youth and subsequent communities.

Design Skills

Sewing, Patternmaking, Draping, Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Design, Fashion Stylist, Editor, Technical Design, Fashion Blogger, Social Media Management, Marketing and Costume Design

Hobbies and Interests

Gardening, meditation, dance, music, learning to play the piano, and self development workshops.

Contact Her At...

Call her at 804.721.0817. Email her at zina@zinalanay.com. Her website is www.zinalanay.com. Her social media handles are: @tailormadezinalanay on Instagram, Zina Lanay on Facebook, and @zina_lanay on Twitter.

The Basics

Symone A is the Owner of Chaos the brand, a fashion buyer, and a Gentleman VS Fashion designer. She has 8+ years of experience in the field and has a business location in Queens, NY.

About Me

I am a Fashion Designer from Milwaukee, who moved to New York City. I've always been a lover of fashion but never knew the first step to pursuing an actual career in this industry. After working in retail for some years, I decided to start my own fashion business. I wish I had someone who looked like me, to hold me accountable and guide me through my journey, back then. I mentor because it is important to me, to be that someone for my mentees-- to motivate and lead others in the fashion world.

Design Skills

Sewing, Patternmaking, Draping, Photoshop, Illustrator, Graphic Design, Web Design, Fashion Stylist, Editor, Merchandising, Fitting,Technical Design, Fashion Blogger, Social Media Management, Marketing etc.

Hobbies and Interests

Billiards (Pool), reading, and cooking.

Contact Her At...

Call her at 414.324.5376. Email her at chaos.thebrand@gmail.com. Her website is www.chaosthebrand.com. Hersocial media handles are @ladysymonea and @chaosthebrand on Instagram, Chaos the Brand on Facebook, and @Lady_Symone and @chaosthebrand on Twitter.

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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