Johana Hernandez has been active as a red carpet fashion critic for various national media outlets, and a designer-judge on the international TV series "The Fashion Hero."
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 18, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Johana Hernandez has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Hernandez is renowned as an entrepreneur and fashion designer with more than fifteen years of innovation in the clothing industry. Born in Los Angeles along with two brothers (Ever and Edwin Hernandez), their parents (Jose Reynaldo Hernandez and Gladis Hernandez) came to the United States to escape the war in El Salvador. As a child, Ms. Hernandez accompanied her parents to see them work in the factories producing garments for global brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. She thus learned about garment construction and manufacturing processes, and began designing her own clothing as a hobby with her mother. These experiences also inspired her to one day build a brand to treat employees fairly and with care.
Preternaturally talented, Ms. Hernandez initially pursued an education at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She then became ahead designer of Bebina Jeans and Cappuccino Jeans in 2004 at the age of 19. Her first collection for Bebina Jeans which also included casual sportswear was featured in the Wall Street Journal sharing how their fabric was the same quality as Japanese denim at a lower price. She then departed to pursue freelance work for Denim Head and HL Clothing Company.
Ms. Hernandez further flourished as a designer for Fortune Fashions from 2006 to 2007 and a junior's knits designer for Jerry Leigh Entertainment Apparel from 2007 to 2008. She worked for Seven7 Jeans from 2008 to 2015 where she excelled as a denim and knits designer and also designed for plus size retailer Lane Bryant. In 2011 Ms. Hernandez established GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez, a bridal and haute couture evening gown line. The brand was named after her mother "Gladis" to share that the brand came from the family's hard work. The company is now including GLAUDI Men's and Ready to Wear for GLAUDI. The GLAUDI Downey, CA store opened in 2016 and the store in Beverly Hills opened in 2019 – both are run by one of the youngest entrepreneurs.
Driven by memories of her parents' work in garment factories, Ms. Hernandez wanted to build her company with a family environment, and to ensure that all her employee artisans were compensated fairly and treated with respect. Notably, she has utilized her profits from the GLAUDI line to build and supply a school in El Salvador. During Covid 19, GLAUDI made 1,000's of masks for front liners in hospitals, the LAPD, and the public to use her talent to help the community. Ms. Hernandez is proud to be the first Salvadoran American to show during Paris Fashion Week, and is emphatic about designing for and representing all bodies in her collections.
A sought-after speaker in her field, Ms. Hernandez has been active as a red carpet fashion critic for various national media outlets, and a designer-judge on the international TV series "The Fashion Hero." Recognized as the winner of the FIAT Design Campaign, she was notably selected as one of the top 13 designers in the US to participate in the 2013 NBC series Fashion Star.
Among other honors, she has been profiled as one of People en Espanol's 25 Most Powerful Women in 2014, Latina Magazine's 30 Under 30 in 2015, and one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Latin America in 2019. Operating by her motto, "God is fabulous," Ms. Hernandez also hosts Bible studies for women and mentors youth through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in addition to her constant fundraising and advocacy for underserved children throughout Latin America. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Downey High School, one of the best schools in the country.
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