“I’m Not Afraid to Shine” — Fashion Designer Johana Hernandez on LA Stories
By Spectrum News Staff
PUBLISHED 10:03 AM ET May. 06, 2019
LOS ANGELES — This week on LA Stories Giselle Fernandez profiles fashion designer Johana Hernandez.
Johana grew up in Compton as the daughter of sweatshop workers. Today, she shows her haute couture dresses at Paris Fashion Week.
A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, she launched her own brand — Glaudi — to design her own destiny and send a message that high fashion looks fabulous on women of all shapes and sizes.
The world over, Glaudi custom made gowns are coveted by celebs, brides, beauty queens, and a loyal following in Los Angeles. Johana shares with Giselle how Compton inspired her to dream big and why she proudly opened her first boutique in Downey, rather than Beverly Hills.
Johana reveals how she is determined to use fashion “for good” by: creating a culture of respect for her dressmakers, educating children in El Salvador from her dress sales, creating jobs in Compton, mentoring young women in the Southland, and reminding all women that real beauty comes from within — no matter what you are wearing.