East Bay Loop!
Posted on May 13 2015
Skylier A. Blanchard…….is the founder and chief designer for Skylier Wear Collection, an Oakland-based fashion label. She has a passion for promoting the economic growth of Oakland for 20 years and has worked with many city officials and business developers to generate innovative ideas for the community. From her experience at the Lilli Ann Corporation, Skylier decided to become a fashion designer and produced her first women’s collection and fashion show in 1992. She refined her business and merchandising skills while working for companies such as Blanc Noir, Macy’s at Union Square, Sears and other major retailers and cultivated her design skills in Europe. For the last several years Skylier has enjoys the process of creating new and relevant products through designing, developing, testing, producing and marketing. 95 percent of the designs are developed in house before production. Skylier believes that passion, patience and education are the keys to building a successful business. On her off-hours, she is committed to her fashion and modeling program and to various “green” causes and community projects Her newest endeavor is the I Love Color Collection, and her upcoming summer camps and seminars - See more at: http://www.eastbayloop.com/skylier-wear-i-love-color-fashion/#sthash.DW73l7kn.dpuf