The Commission on Fashion Arts & Events is pleased to announce our designers for UNDERNEATH IT ALL, on April 15, 2017. Please read-on to meet the designers.

headshotDeborah Mdurvwa | Fordam Rowe

Fordam Rowe is a brand that reflects how women are always changing. Fashion reflects how we are always redefining, re-birthing, and discovering ourselves. Deborah Mdurvwa is the designer of Fordam Rowe and wants women to feel that they never have to be defined by one’s look. Each season’s collection is vastly different from the next which allows her customers to play with their own individuality.


IMG_20170407_1 (2)Deidre Jefferies | Espion Atelier

ESPION was established in 2011 by Deidre Jefferies. Born in Washington, DC, the nation’s capital is where she developed her prim design aesthetic and the city’s American spy culture influenced her collection’s slick, mysterious, modern edge. Deidre’s work is intensely focused on understated, feminine luxury; creating heirloom quality clothing with an intense focus on tailoring and the finest fabrics.


ronEma Klimaite | EmaDona

Born in a small town in Lithuania, Eastern Europe, Ema Klimaite is the woman behind EmaDona. EmaDona represents a strong 21st century woman who isn’t afraid to turn heads while continuing to conquer the world. Years of traveling and finding inspiration in the places she’s visited have culminated in her first collection. With references from modern Japanese and Korean cultures, the line moves in the spirit of edgy sophistication tempered by a soft beauty that perfectly marries the collection together.


IMG_4956Eula Taylor | Twelve26

Professional women want to look chic and sophisticated, and need clothing that easily adapts to the variety of settings they encounter as part of their every day life. Plus-sized women are no exception. Twelve26 is the answer to that void.

Twelve26 wants all women to have clothes that are flattering, well-made, and effortlessly beautiful.


12004837_10206947320395110_4167519984345743722_nJarmal Harris | The Jarmal Harris Project

Jarmal Harris is a creative designer and wardrobe stylist with experience in all aspects of fashion, video and print. His diverse background and experience creates a unique style accredited only to him and his artistic talent. He has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of any subject, no matter the gender, ethnicity or character portrayal.
In the past year he has worked with New York designer Cesar Galindo. His duties included assisting Galindo during New York Fashion Week and representing him at Style Week Jamaica. He was selected as He was selected as RawArtist DC Designer of the Year 2012 and was a presenter at the Journey of Hope Fashion Show with Real Housewife Michaele Salahi. His client list includes Venus Williams, Grammy Award winning singer Monica Brown, Grammy-nominated singer Yazarah St. James, and Real Housewife of New York Ramona Jefries.

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