Meet LA’s “Fashion Star” Johana Hernandez
GLAUDI is avant-garde collection inspired by the woman in the spotlight.
You may know Johana Hernandez from NBC’s reality competition series Fashion Star.
You may not know that this Los Angeles-based women’s wear fashion designer was born in Compton, California. To make ends meet her parents worked long hours sewing for brands like Guess, Calvin Klein and GAP at a sweatshop. After spending so much time with them, Hernandez’s passion for clothes and fashion design grew.
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(All photos: Louiza Vick)
[quote]To make ends meet, her parents worked long hours sewing for brands like Guess, Calvin Klein and GAP.[/quote]
At 19, she earned her first job as a head designer and her first collection was featured in The Wall Street Journal. At 22 she became head designer of Seven7 Jeans, and now has designed for Isaac Mizrahi Jeans, Eli Tahari, Hannah Montana license, Disney’s licensed products and more. Hernandez’s collections are and have been available worldwide at mass retailers such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Lane Bryant, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Target and many more.
[quote]At 19, she earned her first job as a head designer; at 22 she became head designer of Seven7 Jeans, and currently designs for Isaac Mizrahi Jeans, among others.[/quote]
At age 24 she launched her own collection, GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez.
GLAUDI was created to raise funds for kids suffering from poverty in Latin America through her fashion events and sales. Through a dream of helping others, GLAUDI now has a strong celebrity following designing for elite red carpets and world celebrity tours.
In addition to her business ventures, Hernandez is also a fashion trend forecaster and red carpet expert and has been featured on various outlets including Telemundo, Univision, CNN en Español, Telefutura, and more.
Hernandez’s work also goes beyond the runway, as she is the Founder and Vice President of Latinos Con Corazón, a fundraising event production that helps non-profits for children and the elderly in Latin American countries with fashion, music and art events. Her goal is to share with the world the ideas that you can help others with your talents and dreams do come true with hard work.
[quote]Hernandez’s work also goes beyond the runway, as she works to help children and the elderly in Latin American[/quote]
Her runway show comes to the LAFW kick-off at the Sofitel on October 5, 2013.