Shan Warren is an emerging fashion designer from Alabama. Entering such a fast and challenging field of study, with no prior experience, was an act of faith accompanied by a childhood dream. After less than a year of sewing experience, Shan applied to compete in the toughest fashion competition known to her state, Birmingham Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Competition. She was accepted and ultimately chosen as a Top 10 Finalist. Given such an honor amongst competitors with greater experience than she, she describes that moment as “both humbling and exciting” In 2015, Shan returned to compete again and was crowned Birmingham Fashion Week's Top Emerging Designer! She then became a very sought-after, free-lance designer; A business that would eventually become the brand, SHAN LATRIS.
"It was inevitable that SHAN LATRIS would be a brand that empowers women. I come from a line of strong, hard-working women who have endured a lot, but never gave up. I inherited that strength and it's served me well as a black woman in entrepreneurship; It was only natural for me to celebrate that."
Shan, soft-launched SHAN LATRIS in 2018 and officially launched in 2019. Since then, her work has been requested by some of the hottest celebrity stylists in the industry, featured in national publications, seen on TV networks, and she has been co-signed as a "Designer You Should Know" by Fashion Bomb Daily!
Shan has a diverse design aesthetic and loves to take her styles to the edge. With such strong versatility, you never know what side of her she will give you through fashion. She is a woman that cannot be solely defined or fashionably confined. Most importantly to Shan, her ultimate purpose for her brand is to promote unity, empowerment, and confidence amongst women. She looks to the future with excitement as she works to bring this purpose into full harvest. Stay on the lookout for this emerging designer as she ignites the fashion industry with her unique, sassy style and hip, southern charm!