Meet Our 2022
Fall Fashion Festival Participants
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Designer, Anna Dysart
Anna Dysart is an aspiring fashion designer who is currently working on expanding their knowledge of the art, as well as experimenting with different styles. Anna has produced their first collection and has showcased it through a runway show for the spring/summer season in June 2022. They are excited to continue to produce many more collections in the future and hope to attend university for fashion design.
My name is Funmilayo Sotikare, the founder of JayTeecouture. I am from Nigeria. I am a graduate of Houdegbe North America University, Port Novo, Benin Republic where I studied computer science. I'm pleased to have designed different African and ready to wear clothes for people within and outside Canada.
Once upon a time in 2018, I immigrated to Canada with my children. And immediately I realized the Hijab-wearing-women’s problem was to find elegant, comfortable, affordable price Hijab. And as a Hijab-Wearing-woman myself, I feel it’s my responsibility to provide this Hijab. I got to work building my Hijab brand while studying a business program for newcomer entrepreneurs and worked to open my business, the Women’s Zone Social Club, a clothing business and social club for women.
While entrepreneurship is my passion I also believe it is my responsibility to educate women about politics, anti-racism, and health. I have been active in the political scene and enjoy discussing local issues with politics.
Proudly I was selected to advocate for women in my province, New Brunswick, and appointed to the New Brunswick Women’s Council.
Founder, Love Over It
Andrew Holmes (a father of two and a bi-racial man) is at his office in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. After finishing his lunch he scrolls through his social media only to discover a video circulating that confirmed the unthinkable …
the horrifying effects of the George Floyd-related riots (which originated 2,800 KM to the West) started to spread into his, mostly peaceful, part of the world… and then hit him:
“If (and when) my children are faced with racism and bullying, what will I tell them?”
Love Over It.
Designer, Kaima Designs
Christine Eruokwu is a Nigerian-born designer who believes in the societal gains embedded in the empowerment of the individual. She established Kaima Designs, as an African-inspired trendsetting clothing brand whose Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) prioritizes poverty reduction through girl child education and women empowerment. Her Cheta hoodie design was launched early this year to fundraise for her annual school uniform project.
Stylist, Cabi Clothing
Cabi is a designer brand made available to women exclusively through independent stylists. As a stylist, Lorraine is proud of Cabi Clothing for its exceptional quality, unique styling details on every piece, and Cabi’s high touch personal fashion experience it offers women.
If you would like to receive a Look Book please go to Lorrainepeters.cabionline.ca
Clémence Tsanga Maga
Clémence Fashion comes from Africa, precisely from Cameroon. Since my childhood, I have always admired fashion. Having studied in the clothing industry, fashion remains my passion. The creation and the realization of the models allow me not only to put into practice my knowledge but also to enhance the culture. And although we say that the habit does not make the monk, we recognize the monk by his outfit.
Managing Director, BTCL Fashion House
My name is Jubaida Zaman Shikha and I am a mother, an artist, and an entrepreneur. I am the Managing Director of BTCL Fashion House, and we offer quality clothing at an affordable price for the entire family. Originally from Bangladesh. I now live in Saint John, New Brunswick with my son, where we spend our time painting, sculpting, and crafting with our community. I aim to curate fashionable and durable styles to make Saint John families look and feel good.
Visual Artist, Nanda Studio
I am an Abstract professional artist from Saint John, Canada. I use acrylic medium and mixed medium on canvas. Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric. I use my paintings to design apparels and also enjoy painting on ready to wear clothes. Thank you.
Marilyn Nwogu Ndubueze
Founder, One Stop Tailoring Place; Mary Pat Clothing Inc.
Marilyn is the founder of One Stop Tailoring Place, astonishing her clients with masterpieces; restoring their confidence and making their dream come true by creating a unique person to set a standard in the society.
She is a creative artist, trendsetter, fashion designer; with over ten years experience in modelling. Having studied Fine and Applied Art with Textile Design as her specialization at Imo State University in Nigeria, has through hard work been able to combine her artistry excellently with fashion illustrations.
Her works are simply made with eccentric and extraordinary pieces out of nature and imagination to create a style statement, excellently done in reconstructed eloquence, customizing and artistic panorama with precision to create a distinctive personality.