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. 



    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. 


"Our students and staff always look forward to your classes at our sites!" 

- Jody Rhodes 

Executive Director, 

Neu-Life Community Development 


Upcoming Events & Workshops 

Sewing 101 

Each month, we will host a variety of beginner sewing classes where participants can sew their own projects such as pillows, masks, and more to take home. All supplies and equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own machine and/or fabric. More details can be found under our Booking Page.

- Youth of L&M Childcare

   Milwaukee, WI 


"I love to create new projects with supplies I have at home."

"Using a sewing machine is much easier than I thought it would be!"


Make-And-Take Workshops 

Participants will get to stop in and create a project to take home in this fun workshop! There will be a focus project where students will get to create and design in based on their own personalities and styles. Find out more and sign your young fashionista up using our Booking page.