We are IFLYUNIVERSE!
We are an award winning AND PUBLISHED READY TO streetwear brand that believes in inclusivity through styles that are unique and flattering for all sizes.
Our Motto, "Universal Beauty for All" signifies that beauty is universal to all beings. Beauty is unmatched when your confidence emerges while wearing OUR CLOTHES. Our PIECES are comfortable and stylish from a unique perspective from silhouette to Fabric choice. Join our Fly-Verse family for news regarding our brand and upcoming events.
Meet The Team
HOW IT STARTED
IFLYUNIVERSE was an idea that was first fostered in 2013 on a rooftop in the Lower East Side of New York City. Although at the time the Universe did not align; The stars always show their way. Fashion has always played a large part in our destiny. From watching fashion shows in the middle of the night on YouTube, I was always inspired by what I watched. Although I did not have a background in Fashion, tailoring and sewing have been part of my family for decades. In 2012, I met my partner Jonathan who helped push me to pursue FASHION DESIGN. I applied to the Fashion Institute of Technology to major in fashion , but unfortunately, I could not afford to pay for college. Therefore I had decided to take some classes that were offered by MOOD, a Designer Fabric store in the Heart of the Garment Industry in New York City. Their classes featured everything from Basic Sewing techniques to pleating and Pattern-making. I took all the classes that I could to help develop my passion and showed my partner the new techniques. In 2019, we decided to start the House of IFLYUNIVERSE, a fashion house that believes in the Universal Beauty of All.
We showed our first collection during Season 7 of Harlem Fashion Week. The collection we featured showed our evolution into becoming Designers. We entered into the Emerging Designer competition hosted by HFW. The Competition was judged by pioneers in the Fashion industry such as Misa Hylton (MCM World Ambassador and creator of the Misa Hylton Academy, Ty-ron Mayes the Lead wardrobe stylist for Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model, Sharon Nunez, the Director of MOOD Fabrics etc. Our brand became the winner of the award for aesthetic and concept, as well as design and vision. We were honored to win this award!
In 2020 we were brought to a stop due to the covid-19 pandemic. We used this time to help our community and medical personnel get through a challenging time. you can see our pandemic story below.
in 2021, we created the universal LIGHT COLLECTION THAT REFLECTED THE TURMOIL HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY. check out our story on the universal light page.
in 2022 we were part of the 90 style black love campaign THAT FEATURED our universal light collection, we were chosen to be featured in several publications including malvie magazine, top posters magazine, and yran fashion magazine!
We continue to look for outlets that will help our brand expand!
We all know what this Pandemic has done to the world. We saw how COVID-19 ravaged through our communities. We saw how the hospitals were overwhelmed, how PPE supplies were almost non-existant. IFLYUNIVERSE wanted to help out. We started to sew masks for our community members and hospitals FREE. We made over 500 masks that we donated to our nearby hospitals and community members.