The All Natural Hair Meet-up will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at PJ’s Banquet Lounge, 2411 University Ave.
The event will feature clothes designed by 14-year-old Aaliyah Fisher of Dumas.
Aaliyah is the creator of Grafetti. At the age of only 14 years old, she not only designs but she also sews. Her love of fashion began at an early age and she has always loved clothes and accessories.
Aaliyah’s love for sewing is hereditary. She was always around her great-grandmother, who sewed and made blankets for family members and friends. She took an interest in the sewing machine when she was about 10 years old and started taking sewing classes. She would always draw out designs and wanted to learn how to make them come to life. She explains the feeling that she gets when she is actually able to see her designs on models is a feeling like no other.
Aaliyah launched her line with Brandon Campbell, founder of LRFW at the Midsouth Summit Black Expo. She also participated in HoodNic Fashion show at Dumas and received the 1st Starving Artist Spotlight Award, presented by Nicole McGehee, creator of the Nicole McGehee Collection. She will also participate in the Women of Excellence Ceremony, founded by Rhonda Aaron of Sister Friends United, Izsomie Fashion Show, founded by Theresa Baker, and Little Rock Fashion Week, founded by Campbell. She will be the youngest designer to ever design in Fashion Week history, according to a spokesman.
Aaliyah likes to design clothes for children and teens. Her goal is to one day have her line in stores and open her own boutique. She likes to design unique and custom designs. She says, “everybody might not wanna look like everybody else.”
She hopes to attend design school in New York and design clothes for celebrities.
Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased the door or at Fathers and Sons Clothier. Proceeds from the event will benefit the construction of the Altheimer Museum and Cultural Center.