About Us 

FashioNation is owned and operated by Milwaukee native and fashion enthusiast, Ms. Darla. Her background in fashion and experience with youth, lead her to creating this platform to reach the lives of similar enthusiasts. It is also operated by educated women and youth who commit themselves to the mission of FashioNation. We have been hosting classes, workshops, and lessons in Milwaukee and surrounding areas since 2015. Since then, we have continued to expand and proudly connect with over 500 participants yearly. As we continue to develop, FashioNation is looking forward to inspiring the lives of our future generations through Fashion & Art. 

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OUR MISSION 

    As young people sift through different social interactions, web presences, academics and the many other life experiences they are faced with - FashioNation is committed to being an outlet for their minds to seek and embody a creative stance in life. By offering them a creative space to learn skills necessary to Fashion Design and Art - youth participants can learn a new skill set that will inspire them to seek their own creative avenues. 

 

     Over the course of our time in business, many of our participants go on to create small businesses and become entrepreneurs with the tools and encouragement they are given through our lessons and classes. We hope that one day, all of our committed youth will find beneficial and rewarding career paths that may have started with FashioNation. 

Testimonials

"Our students' most favorite program is FashioNation!" 

- Morgyn Gathings  

Site Director, 

Boys & Girls Club - 

Milwaukee Academy of Science site 

 

What's Happening?! 
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee 

Milwaukee Academy of Science site 

Our middle school participants have explored and learned many fashion design and art skills over the course of our program this year. So far they have learned machine sewing, mannequin styling, fabric painting, and more! In the coming weeks, students will combine their skills to create one-of-a-kind apparel items to take home. 

"The Mommy and Me Sewing class was a great way to bond more with my daughter." 

- Charlotte & Jamela 

Milwaukee, WI 

 

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Event Activities 

An amazing Milwaukee based girls mentor program known as, Purpose Driven Sisters contracted with us to host their lovely Mother's Day Sip N' Paint Twin Edition event this year. There was a great turnout of loving mothers and daughters who were dressed to impress in their matching attire. At the end of the event, the mother and daughter duo's posed for pictures with their finished butterfly canvasses that were custom made by FashioNation. This was an event that their daughters will remember, forever! Thank you to all those that came out and please be on the look out for similar events.