Congratulations Janay Deann Designs
on our 100 Most Inspiring People List!
Janay Winsell, Owner/Designer/Founder
I have had the privilege of working with Gladys for the past 3 years. They are some of the most professional, warm, welcoming people I have ever worked with. Working with Gladys is like working with a family. I am so honored to once again be featured in such a beautiful and classy magazine. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
New York Fashion Week-- the destination of the greatest fashion minds and models from all over the world--has hosted Janay Deann Designs five times. So far...From her 2016 debut to last month’s Arts Hearts Fashion Show, Janay has shared stunning design after design, displaying impeccable bead work, accompanied by explosions of color. From a humble start making party dresses and tutus for her own girls,
Janay Winsell began getting local attention for children’s special occasion dresses. As demand grew her imagination took over. Dresses became more elaborate, featuring more interesting mixes of fabrics and styles. She sought out specific fashion photographers nationwide whose work she admired and tapped into their favorite models. More and more models reached out to her. From Facebook to Etsy to Instagram and her own website, more orders came in, more models including some celebrities, more photo shoots and then NYFW. With more than 15 runway shows and hundreds of photo shoots around the globe, Janay has made an impression on the fashion industry from children to teens and adults. Her designs are flowing, fun and inspired. She not only mixes colors and styles and fabrics, but she also mixes paint. As an artist, she recently conceived a design, painted it in watercolor, and made her own fabric using her art. She then used the fabric to make a stunning dress debuted at NYFW Art Hearts in September. The results are a sophisticated, unexpected combination of form and color, of exciting movement on the runway. Follow her on Instagram or Facebook to see more of Janay's imaginative designs. janaydeanndesigns.com #designer #inspiring #congratulations #gladysmagazine #onstandsnow #powerwoman