Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
We are IFLYUNIVERSE!
We are a brand that believes in inclusivity and styles that are unique and flattering for all sizes. Our Motto, "Universal Beauty for All" believes that beauty is universal to all beings. Beauty is unmatched when your confidence emerges while wearing one of our pieces. Our clothes are comfortable and stylish from a unique perspective from silhouette to Fabric choice. Join our FlyVerse family for news regarding our brand and upcoming events.
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 what I wanted to do. I applied to the Fashion Institute of Technology to major in fashion design, 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. 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 to say the least. 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!
We continue to look for outlets that will allow and help our brand expand!
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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.