STL Fashion Alliance Empowers St. Louis Area Professionals (Including Immigrants) to Succeed as Designers, Models and More

Don’t call it a comeback. The co-founders of STL Fashion Alliance don’t just want to reestablish St. Louis as a nationwide fashion mecca alongside the likes of New York City or Los Angeles, they want this city to have its own fashion identity, its own appeal – its own brand, if you will.

“We are dedicated to our part of the fashion ecosystem and are working with other fashion organizations, businesses, networks and schools to collectively move the needle for St. Louis fashion,” says executive director Audra Harrold, who co-founded the nonprofit with director of operations Kristin Phommaly earlier this year. “This joint effort will ultimately keep our talent here, attract outside talent and spotlight St. Louis as a significant fashion city.”

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