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Creator & Executive Director
Denisha “Dlang” Ferguson is the creator and executive director of Indiana Fashion Week. Dlang began her career in fashion as a sewist in her early teens. At the age of 15, she produced her first fashion show as a way to provide a platform for creators to showcase their work. Her heart for fashion and for people has aided her in garnering over 20 years of expertise in research, project management, and design within the industry. It is her mission to use her influence and resources to provide education and opportunity for all who aspire to excel in creative fields.
Michael “Mich” Weston is known as a 21st Century renaissance man. As a developer of people, brands, and ideas, he has been a source of inspiration, motivation, empowerment, direction, and insight for many. Mich’s professional roles include Speaker, Composer, Youth Advocate, Branding Professional, and Entrepreneur. In all the work he does, Mich is engaged in fulfilling his personal mission of "equipping a team of normal people for a supernormal mission.”
Temara “T” Payton is an Indiana born and bred beauty and fashion enthusiast. With her Theatre roots,Temara’s multi- faceted professional experience ranges from event production, product development, acting and make up artistry to entrepreneurship. Her passion at the root of her work is educating and empowering her community ( especially women and girls) to live out their destiny. Beauty is her legacy and pulpit to inspiring the world around her.
Lead Make-up Artist
Danelle French is an Indianapolis based Makeup Artist and Esthetician. In 2004 she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication then went on to complete her Esthetics training. Her work has been published in numerous fashion magazines, featured in music videos, ad campaigns, and more. Her passion is making people feel beautiful.
Lead Hair Stylist
Christina Lockett has been involved with the beauty industry for 17 years and a licensed cosmetologist for 11 years. See has traveled to Paris, France for exclusive training with industry leaders from around the world. With a client list that ranges from NBA/NFL Cheerleaders, Pageant Contestants, Models, International Music Entertainers, Television Host, and Corporate Leaders, Christina continues to build her clientele base in her hometown of Indianapolis, IN and across the United States
Dauss Miller, owner and lead photographer at Indiana based DaussFOTO Wedding and Fashion Photography travels the world to create epic art! With over 20 years of experience, Dauss is an educator, creative director, producer and has been published in many fashion magazines, ad campaigns, billboards and more over the length of his career.
Raemia Higgins is a well rounded fashion stylist. Her personal style can be summed up as southern girl charm with city girl flair. Her corporate fashion background mixed with her passion for freelance designing and styling make her very well rounded in the industry. In 2014, she debuted a small clothing collection during New York Fashion Week. Currently, you can watch her fashion segments on Wish-TV's Indy Style lifestyle show. Whether it be design, styling, or content curating, Raemia considers herself a jill of all trades when it comes to fashion.
Kevina "Kevia Nishe" White is a ground breaking entrepreneur whose God-given repertoire has honed her as a writer, fashion model poet, recording artist, entrepreneur, and Program Chair over non-profit that empowers women. She has an extensive background in project management, public communications, and freelance writing for blogs and magazines. She acknowledges herself a "muse for the makers (God's)use" as she encourages, uplifts and spreads love and light to all those of whom she comes in contact with.
Regina Warren is a published model and actress who calls Indianapolis, IN home. Her perseverance and dedication to branding and marketing paves careers in the industry. She enjoys coaching and educating others to leverage their own unique talent in fashion. In her spare time, she mentors youth via her founded non-profit organization, BEAUTIES, Inc. She is characterized as a leader, motivator, entrepreneur, creative artist, wife, mother, and child of God. Her other affiliations include U.S. Army Officer, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Board member of the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of the Taste of Indy.
Front of House Manager
Amanda Wood is all about celebrating original creativity and thrives best when supporting others--just ask her adult children (2 actors and one artist)! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising from Ball State University. As the owner of Amanda Wood Event Design for many years, Amanda specialized in milestone celebration coordination and event design. After five years in the catering business, she is now a Senior Event Specialist at A Classic Party Rental. She is also developing a lifestyle brand called 5 Sense Living-where everyone is encouraged to consider all five senses in every aspect of their lives.
Back of House Manager
Inez Robinson hails from Harlem, NY. Her passion for fashion speaks to a well-rounded portfolio of experience in the industry that includes print & runway modeling as well as a fashion show production. Her creativity, drive, and talent have also expanded into designing and styling under the direction of Underwood NY designs, most recently for singer and actress Teyana Taylor’s 2019 Red Bull Concert Series New York Show. Inez's extensive skillset has touched brands such as Essence, Paper Magazine, Harlem Fashion Week, and Underwood NY. Her undeniable commitment and love for fashion gained her acceptance into the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she is currently completing her degree in Fashion Business Management.
Front of House Coordinator
Tori Edwards is a well-rounded Indianapolis-based entrepreneur. She holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Tori is best known as a blogger, online boutique owner at Unapologetic Styles, and published wardrobe stylist. Also, Tori operates consulting firm, Unleashed Crown Consulting, with her mother, Mary Edwards, focused on assisting individuals and small business owners with jump-starting their business, career development, accounting, and website development. As she is proudly a woman of God, she believes it is her duty to serve others with her gifts by exposing and enhancing the gifts of others.
Samantha Joy “SamJoy” Jordan is an Indianapolis based lifestyle blogger, YouTuber, and Instagram addict. Although she is known for her beauty and skincare content, she is also a lover of fashion. When she is not creating social media, she is often found perusing through clothing racks or scrolling through the Instagram accounts of her favorite fashion bloggers. She hopes to leave a little dose of joy with everything she produces, be it a picture, a video, or a few words.