MEET OUR TEAM
Chief Executive & Founder of Fashion Forward
Taisha is a motivated mompreneur that started her journey two years ago where she Founded Fashion Forward. Raised in Toronto, Taisha for some known as "Tai"; has always had a lust for fashion. With a Human Resource background she felt as though there was a talent gap within her community for designers. Tai aggressively took the initiative to start a company that would allow her to connect the two platforms. " As a young girl I have always dreamed of owning my own business but wanted to ensure that it was beneficial to other individuals and not just myself". Her goal is to create a substantial impact in the diverse Fashion Industry, where she can dominate her niche.
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"
Allisa lives a hustling lifestyle and explores in a number of industries to build her portfolio. She has a passion for fashion, people and production or anything business. You are able to spot Allisa running the production show at any fashion event. Or she is advocating and providing support to fellow community members through innovative initiatives. From her love for fashion, community, and strategy she pushes FF to have a launching platform and a spectacular runway show.
"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” - Sophia Bush
"Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” - Marianne Williamson
Tatiyanna is everything creative. From photography to videography to graphic design, this self-taught creative director turns ideas into visual masterpieces. As a YouTuber and founder of The Classy Studios, she keeps her hands busy in technology, design and creative fields. Since graduating with her degree in Business Management, Tatiyanna has strived to bring creative outlooks to all fields including naturopathy, sports and now fashion. Although photos and videos capture external elements, Tatiyanna makes it her mission to highlight the internal beauty and uses her natural style to expose the brightness we all carry inside.
Executive Event Strategist
Nicole is known as a “Jack-of-All-Trades”. Whether she’s working with her clients
as an Account Manager by day, being a full time mom of three, organizing social
events while bringing her love for fashion to life; at all times in between, Nicole
works her hardest at everything she does. With a strong personality, a background
in professional modeling and a lust for creativity, Nicole maintains her true
fashionista status. Nicole has modeled for agencies like Sutherland Models,
assisted with the production and operation of the Stile Diva Caribbean World and
Beauty Trade-show - as well as walked one of many runways. While taking on a
leadership role in every aspect of her life, Nicole uses her ability to coach and
connect with others to ensure that the Fashion Forward team is always moving in
the fast lane.
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact of life” – William James
Alona helps make marketing happen. With a passion for dynamic and collaborative environments like fashion, she forges relationships, initiates marketing campaigns, customer insights and digital presence. Alona unites her Business Administration and Brand Management background with a keen eye for Fashion Industry that allows Fashion Forward to deliver the best partner experience and encourage audience engagement. She has a marketing experience in a broad scope of industries, from beauty (L'Oreal Paris) and to high-tech equipment, which gives FF new perspective to create curated content across various media. Alona loves to emphasize beauty in others and believes that it's all about dedication and trust.
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" - Coco Chanel
Administrative Assistant Intern
Salma is a self-starting and creative individual with interests in a wide variety of disciplines including business, fashion and politics which are complimented by well-developed skills in administration and research. Now that Salma has settled into her first years of university, she spends most of her time looking for opportunities to grow and make meaningful connections in Toronto's fashion industry. Salma found her opportunity with Fashion Forward and has joined this year as an Administrative Assistant Intern in hopes of not only building her portfolio but to also be a part in the making of one of Toronto’s most talked about fashion shows.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience”. - Paulo Coelho
Graphic Designer Mobile Intern
Alisha is a "Visionary" who loves to travel and loves to network with other creatives. As the owner of Lish Design, she spends a lot of her time working with businesses that are looking to boost their image and online presence. Her passion for design is seen with her use of vivid colors and bold images that match right up with her personality. Alisha's desire to stay different from others in both her personal and professional life, allows her to create her own lane and stay in it. With all the excitement that the Fashion industry brings, inspiration is everywhere! Her vision is to be a dope addition to the creative world while lifting others up at the same time.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules and build a life you’re proud to live. So the question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." - Milano Di Rouge
Mobile Intern- Web Developer and Graphic Designer II
Ruby is a couturier and clothing designer from Ottawa, Ontario. After completing her degree in Architecture she went on to pursue a dormant passion in the fashion industry; collaborating with a variety of like-minded models and event planners; giving her the opportunity to showcase in numerous fashion shows. When she isn't working on clothing Ruby is bringing her creativity to life by creating websites, editing videos and working as a freelance graphic designer; helping others bring their ideas to life. She credits her success to focusing on positivity and embodies that in her work by capturing the nostalgia, enthusiasm, and sense of community inspired by the early 90's and contemporary youth.
"If your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough"