THE BUDDING FASHION MILLENNIAL & SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Wardrobe architect, philanthropist, menswear designer Bria Whitaker is an overall serial entrepreneur. She is the owner and CEO of menswear apparel line Foreign Closet and personal brand/fashion consulting business "I Am Bria Charlise."
Bria has been awarded a number prizes and honors, including being named 2019’s Fashion Guru by The Local Love Awards, an annual award show honoring Dallas’ Top Influencers.
Bria has a record of gaining knowledge through her academic achievements such as obtaining her B.S.in Merchandising from the University of North Texas and her M.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce. While obtaining those degrees, she has earned fashion certifications, studied abroad to further her fashion career and has over six years of combined experience in the retail/Merchandising industry with companies such as Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom and etc.
She also brings value to the community by creating online webinars for aspiring stylists, explaining the craft, process, and opportunities in the fashion industry. Alongside her contributions to the fashion industry, Bria’s philanthropic efforts are seen through her volunteerism with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha and her awareness through The Charles E. Whitaker Jr. Foundation, which she started in honor of her father who died due to gun violence.
Bria’s goals are to leave an everlasting impression that will impact a multitude of people. She wants everyone to know that you can do anything you put your mind to as long as you’re disciplined, consistent, dedicated to your craft, authentic and keep your faith.