Introducing the crew
Indie Fashion Creators is a community of designer and creatives who have come together to provide sound, helpful, and strategic advice to help your establish your fashion career.
Founder, Podcast Host, IFC Instructor
I am A’shontay Hubbard, the Owner and Head Designer of Christian Omeshun, a plus size contemporary fashion brand dedicated to catering to sizes 12-32 on a made to order basis. My background with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion & Design from Bauder College, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Product Development, coupled with 14 years’ experience as a designer and 7 years as a brand have enabled me build a successful career. Indie Fashion Creators was created with the belief that designers, regardless of their race, aesthetic, or experinece are the root and foundation of our communities; to build strong communities, we must fortify the root! This is my motivation towards using my knowledge and skills to help those whose lives would be enriched by it.
Co-Founder, Podcast Co-Host, IFC Instructor
Shantress Fleming is the Founder & Designer of Shantress Sadá. Shantress Sadá is a luxury womenswear brand specializing in Bridal and Evening Wear. Also, offering custom garments and sizing to embrace her clients bodies while building their confidence. She completed Associates of Art Degree in Fashion Design then later proceeded to obtain her Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration Concentrating Fashion Product Development at Bauder College in Atlanta, GA. She understands how important it is to build the confidence to go after your dreams being born in the small town Sandersville, GA and wanting to become a fashion designer was like being a unicorn. She's always been the underdog. Always having to prove to herself that she's worthy of success. She's ready to share her journey, lessons, and skills with other creatives!
Podcast Co-Host, IFC Instructor
Dequincy Lavar Atterberry, was born in Charleston, S.C. in March of 1990. His parents, Doris and Eugene Atterberry, nurtured this young designer and equipped him with a spirit of relentless fortitude that destined him for success. His humble upbringing in the rural town of Dorchester SC, along with siblings, his brother, Quenton and his sister, Ladovia, allowed Dequincy the time and opportunity to unveil his innate creative ability. His love of singing and dancing substantiated his self-confidence and unknowingly, that love, lead him to pursue a career in fashion design. In 2013, Dequincy graduated with honors from Bauder College in Atlanta GA with a degree in fashion design. That accomplishment led to an amazing opportunity to intern with an established company in Georgia. As such, that opportunity propelled him to start designing full time. Today, the DequincyLavar label is one of the new, up and coming fashion icons in the industry.