Fashion Nova ranks among the leading global fast fashion brands that are on the front line when it comes to women empowerment and inclusivity. Recently, this fashion house donated a total of $100K to four indie fashion designers in support of their exemplary work in the fashion industry.
The lucky recipients that walked away with $25K each were Maxie. J of Ellaé Lisqué, Timeekah Murphy, founder of Alani Taylor, Tizita Balemlay of Plugged NYC, and Teniola “Tia” Adeola of Tia Adeola.
Each of these indie fashion designers has something that Fashion Nova couldn’t go without recognizing.
Maxie J is reportedly a vivacious, stylish, and creative fashion designer and founder of Ellaé Lisqué. She is known for her sophisticated and exceptionally high-quality pieces designed to compliment a lady’s physique in a sexy yet uniquely tasteful manner. Fashion Nova was fascinated by Maxie’s creativity and passion exhibited through her brand.
Timeekah Murphy, the founder of Alani Taylor, is known for her aesthetic fashion pieces. Fashion Nova recognized her efforts to help women by transcending style, creating confidence, and providing a vehicle for self-expression through fashion and style.
Tizita Balemlay, the chief designer and CEO of Plugged NYC, is known for her chic streetwear brand that has grown to become a celebrities’ favorite. Fashion Nova made a generous donation to Tizita in support of her efforts to transform chic streetwear by adding versatility and uniqueness to women’s clothing.
And lastly, but certainly not the least, there’s Teniola “Tia” Adeola, an emerging fashion designer and founder of her namesake fashion brand, Tia Adeola. Tia is known for her designs that utilize pearls, feathers, sheer materials, and ruffles to make luxury pieces, evoking the pure romance of a Renaissance painting. Fashion Nova noted her creativity and passion, and this earned her this huge donation.
Fashion Nova’s commitment to supporting upcoming indie fashion designers is backed by its goal to transform the fashion industry. And although this fashion brand has managed to give the fashion industry a new face by producing quality, trendy and affordable garments for all, there’s still a lot that needs to be done to achieve full transformation. This explains why Fashion Nova wouldn’t let this women empowerment pass without acknowledging female fashion designers doing exemplary works of fashion.
These generous donations were made as a result of Fashion Nova and cultural icon Megan Thee Stallion’s partnership that gave birth to a women empowerment project dubbed ‘Women on Top.’
Fashion Nova and Megan ran this philanthropic initiative throughout March in honor of women’s history month, seeking to donate $25K or more to women entrepreneurs, women-based organizations, and women-led foundations from a total donation of $1M.
In line with these donations, Richard Saghian, the founder and CEO of Fashion Nova, said, “At Fashion Nova, women empowerment and ongoing advocacy for diversity and inclusion have always been part of our guiding principles.” “We believe the world will be a better place when all women are provided the opportunity to maximize their potential. This program was created to give women greater advantage as they pursue their passions,” he added.
Meg Thee Stallion, echoing Fashion Nova’s CEO’s sentiments, said, “These donations are life-changing and will help women of all ages get one step closer to making their dreams a reality.”
And without a doubt, these donations would go a long way in helping these fashion designers turn their dreams into reality. The funding will push them a step closer to achieving their goals.
Besides indie fashion designers, other beneficiaries of the Women on Top initiative include Black Women For Wellness, SCJR Productions’ Educational Initiative, Glowing Goddess by Queenie, and Aim 4 The Heart.