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Larika Page

A native of Portland Oregon, Larika Page learned very early on the offerings of self-expression in the arts. Graduating from a performing arts high school and attending college at the tender age of 16; vision and self-discipline have been the pillars of a beautiful artistic journey. Choosing to pursue an Accounting career out of college, while not her life’s calling, prepared her for her true passion of running a fashion business. Destiny forced her to follow her fashion dream by enrolling in the Fashion Program at American Intercontinental University.

Fast forward a few years and Larika launched her debut collection in 2010 at Charleston Fashion Week, where she won CFW’s “Emerging Designer of the Year” for her Spring collection entitled “Miami Beach- Circa 1950.” Her line was praised by industry greats such as Mychael Knight, Cynthia Rowley, Carmen Marc Valvo and Anne Slowey (Elle Magazine), her talent was undeniable. The designer’s career began to take shape, and quickly. Larika landed her first retail account with a luxury lifestyle boutique, after exhibiting at Atlanta’s Apparel Mart. She collaborated with various celebrity photographers and national stylists, was featured in a host of print publications such as Atlanta Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Southern Flourish, Rolling Out and multiple online media sources such as Elle.com. Larika was then named 2010’s “Best Upcoming Fashion Designer” at the Atlanta Fashion Awards.

Upon returning to CFW as a featured designer to showcase her fall 2011 collection to Anne Slowey, Janie Bryant, Derek Blasberg and Fern Mallis, the press’ rave reviews proved to be the perfect cap to a successful show. Continuing to brand her line, she showed her Spring 2015 collection during the inaugural show of Ragtrade Atlanta.  Larika and her designs were featured on a television segment with CBS 46 Better Mornings and landed multi-page spreads in Elements Magazine (April 2015) and Huf Magazine (September 2019).

Larika is very passionate for giving back to her community. An avid believer that “to much is given, much is required” she dedicates her time yearly to costume design and wardrobe styling of KIPP Strive’s student fashion and talent show. She has also lent her talents to empower students during speaking engagements at Clark Atlanta University’s B.R.A.G week and serving as a mentor to students of alternative schooling with assisting them in getting back on track. As a wife and mother of three, juggling business and family is a great task but with her love for both family and design, she strives to live a healthy balance. Sharing her passion with the world is her greatest aspiration.

 

                                Photo Credit: Stephanie Eley