Color of Fashion is a black female-owned non-profit organization founded with the purpose of elevating fashion and promoting inclusivity by bridging the gap between diversity and high fashion. Color of Fashion unapologetically highlights all the colors of fashion and beauty with the intention of exemplifying the significance of racial equality by creating relevant opportunities for all to thrive.
Together, We Are Stronger
Founder Samantha Joseph received her BA in Fashion Merchandising at Columbia College Chicago; she also has a Culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. Although she tried to walk away from fashion, her passion wouldn’t let her. In 2020 Samantha started her own magazine where she is now the CEO of (NWἉ Magazine @nwa_magzine). Samantha thrives to create a safe platform to showcase black talents, she believes in elevating black art and by creating a magazine, she’s on the path to turn that dream into a reality. Apart from being a CEO, Samantha is a professional model who has been featured in Forbes, Vogue and Lady Gunn magazine to name a few. She is very familiar with the fashion industry, from walking in NYFW, DFW, and CFW. Her first experience was in 2012 working backstage with Chicago Fashion Week to ensure that models and designers had the proper tools for a great show.
Founder Alicia Myers received her BA in Business Management at Metro State University of Denver. She has a business background with over a decade of experience in stocks, banking, law enforcement and fraud. She is a leader at heart and is naturally drawn to building relationships with people. At an early age she participated in fashion shows and found herself watching every episode of America’s Next Top Model. However, she picked up a basketball at age 8 and heavily engulfed herself in perfecting her craft. She grew on to play basketball through grade school and college. But modeling was a desire she could not shake. She dove into the modeling industry and never looked back. Since then, she has expanded her role to include styling and creative directing. As a model she has been featured in VOGUE, Westword, Sheen Magazine, Cosmopolitan and countless others. She has worked for clients such as Popsockets and Artifact Uprising. Her creative directing has landed her a position as creative director for NWἉ Magazine. She believes in empowerment by inclusivity and will do anything it takes to achieve this.
Partners Manager, Phillip Hua-Pham received a BS in Food and Beverage Event Administration at Metro State University of Denver. Originally from Chicago, Phillip has over eight years of experience in the hospitality industry. He currently serves as Brand Experience Manager for MAINSPRING where he oversees social media, special events and brand development for seven Denver brands -- Room for Milly, Blue Sparrow Coffee and Queens Eleven, to name a few -- while also holding a part-time Stylist position at Scotch and Soda. Phillip firmly believes that hospitality and guest experience extends to all industries and is excited to collaborate with the Color of Fashion team. As Partners Manager, Phillip looks forward to building relationships with key sponsors and partners that embrace diversity and inclusivity. firstname.lastname@example.org