From a very young age, fashion designer Salwa Owens had a creative and entrepreneur spirit that was evident to anyone who met her. At 5 years old she was hand sewing one of a kind Barbie clothes. At 7 years old she was making fabric puppets to sell during recess to her fellow elementary school students. By her young adult years, she was giving fashion makeovers to friends upon request. It was very fitting that launching her own fashion business was in her destiny. A firm believer that fashion is a business, Salwa decided to start with a proper foundation and earn a Bachelors in Business Administration at The University of Georgia with a minor in French. She landed what she thought was her dream job, utilizing not only her business degree but also her knowledge of 3 languages, working for a large international finance corporation. Salwa decided to put Fashion School on hold to jump on this great opportunity. After almost a year of working in international finance, Salwa realized no job would ever be good enough to keep her from pursuing her dream of being a fashion designer. She decided to leave the corporate world, and became a student again, enrolling at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to study fashion design. She jumped right into the fashion scene in Southern California, interning in companies such as Billabong and assisting in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in L.A. Upon graduating from FIDM, Salwa decided to take her fashion and business experience, and apply it to starting her own business. Her first launch was through an Etsy shop, which she quickly outgrew and went on to launch her new e-commerce site, SNOcouture.com, & now her new label www.salwaowens.com. Her up and coming fashion label is one to keep an eye on, as her dreams of having a large fashion empire one day are clearly on path. We are thrilled to have her on the runway of FWSD14.
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