The Team

The Basics

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

About 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.

The Basics

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

About Her Experience

Hadassa's 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

Hadassa enjoys different forms of media and art, such as music, books and Black cinema.

The Basics

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

About 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.

The Basics

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

The Basics

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.

About 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.

The Basics

Neith is a New York City based bespoke designer that founded her company Gemz by Design in May of 1998.

Her Experience

Her work has been featured on international celebrity clientele-- she currently maintains a atelier located in upper Manhattan.

Her Aspirations/Interests

Neith aspires to continue her passion in the industry and build upon past achievements.

The Basics

Qutishia (Q) is the production development assistant at LC. Her primary tasks are creating and editing patterns.

About Her Experience

She is a proud Brooklynite that specializes in pattern-making and sewing. Quitishia has been a fashion design scholar since 2009 at Parsons and Art institute and also 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.

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The Basics

Roderick is an Artistic Director and Creative from NYC.

About His Experience

He began sewing early in elementary school, which led him to create garments for his middle school/church plays. He then 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 wishes to continue to excel in the fashion industry and dabbles in other forms of artistic expression.

The Basics

Yadira is the Production Coordinator at LC Apparel Consulting, where she brings client designs to LIFE.

About Me

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. Yadira learned garment construction while attending the High School of Fashion Industries. Yadira’s technical skills have only grown stronger as the years progressed. Present day, 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

Yadira continues to strive for excellence as a designer and finds solace in personal and professional growth.

The Basics

Candice is a Business Management major at Governors State University, just outside of Chicago, IL.

About Her Experience

She started her career in the Dental field, where she had hoped to become a Dentist.  Her career shifted, when she gravitated towards business.  She currently works with the LC Apparel Consulting team, as an Operations Manager.

Her Aspirations/ Interests

She plans to continue to grow with LC Apparel Consulting as well as start her own business ventures, including In-Home Care.

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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