THE DESIGNER

      

     Shan Latris is a rising 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 Birmingham Fashion Week’s 2012 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 set her sights on officially launching her namesake brand, the Shan Latris Label. 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 worn by celebrities. Grateful for her accomplishments thus far, Shan pays it forward by serving as a mentor to fashion students at her alma mater, The University of Alabama. (Roll Tide!)

      Shan Latris 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 Latris, her ultimate purpose for her brand is to promote unity, empowerment, and confidence among 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.