A Designer's Dream: Jovan O'Connor

Imagine seeing Patti LaBelle wearing one of your original designs... That's not a dream for designer, Jovan O'Connor. Jovan is no stranger to dressing celebrities, having styled and created pieces for Patti LaBelle, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey and many more! We had the opportunity to have Jovan at the studio for an exclusive interview. She discussed her latest collection inspired by the upcoming Rio Olympics, her start at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and her journey as an independent clothing designer. Her story is inspiring to say the least, that's why we're very honored the share her interview with you.

Listen to Jovan O'Connor's full interview below.

Custom Designer:

Jovan O'Connor has much experience working with clients to create customs pieces, having worked as a designer for 10 years. She describes her journey as a custom designer a fruitful experience, as she designed a gown for her first major client, Patti LaBelle during her senior year at Philadelphia University. Her clients would reach out to her for special event needs, weddings, baby clothes and more. A few words from her friend lead her to focus her designs towards original designs and produce full collections..... 

Passion. That’s one thing that I’ve had throughout my journey. Passion is what drives you. Passion is what makes you get up and go to school. Passion is what makes you stay up late at night and finish what you’re doing. Passion makes you take it outside and spread the word.
— Jovan O'Connor