Ja’ire International Couture is revered for creating wearable art; stunning fashions for the person who wants to be seen, admired and desired. Each piece is innovatively designed promoting individualism, art, and fantasy. It’s funk meets art meets couture. Always sexy, classy, daring and couture for those who want to make an unforgettable yet extraordinary impression. Ja’ire International Couture reinforces that it’s okay to be different and sets new trends. We cater to each of our clients giving them quality service, creativity, excellence in design and construction of garments, custom options, and often limited edition and one of a kind pieces that give our customers the opportunity to be the most striking and stylish person in any room they enter. Ja’ire International Couture strives to make you feel, look, and have the confidence to embrace the inner movie star in you. In addition to a remarkable, edgy high-end couture clothing line for women and men, Ja’ire International Couture also provides expert professional styling and wardrobe services and personal shopping.
Nekia Hattley- CEO & DESIGNER
Nekia Hattley has proven to be one the industry’s most extraordinary and versatile fashion designers and stylists. Based in Los Angeles, CA; her artistic vision, superior quality work and attention to detail allows her to create individualized styles to fit the needs of her ever growing clientele as a stylist, designer, and wardrobe consultant. Pursuing a childhood dream Nekia Hattley has had since the young age of six, she has long graduated from styling for Barbie into using some of the finest fibers and striking creativity to produce exquisite one of kind pieces and fashion forward designs and styles.
Attending Los Angeles Trade Technical College for a degree in fashion design, after receiving her BA in theater performance, film and screen play writing at California State University of Long Beach, Nekia has studied under Ms. Helen Armstrong and many other fashion greats. It was there that she received a number of certificates that affirmed her gift for fashion. It was also there were she was honored with the first place Golden Thimble award for her entry in the Men’s category and was soon impelled and deeply heartened to start her own clothing line, which she called “Ja`ire;” named after her sister “who is the essence of what the extremely stylish, revolutionary line stands for; beauty, fun, uniqueness, craziness, creativity, and most of all sexiness).”
Originally working in costume design and wardrobe, Nekia has used her incredible style and vibrant personality to forge a path in the industry that has led to undeniable success. Having worked alongside Academy Award Designer Tim Chapel, Nekia continues to make an indelible mark as an expert designer and fashion stylist. Working at the top of her field in feature films, music videos, television, print fashion work, fashion shows, and commercials, Nekia’s designs and styling has been seen on the likes of many celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Taio Cruz, Terry Ellis, and Chrystee Pharris, among many others.
Specializing in wearable art, Nekia continues to take Ja`ire International Couture to new heights in fashion, offering exquisite couture pieces, styling services, image consulting, and personal shopping along with exceptional experience, extreme attention to detail, and quality, unforgettable client service.
Ja’ire –CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO)
Highly requested for her marketing expertise, professional demeanor, wide range of talents and ability to get the job done; Ja`ire is a flourishing entrepreneur. A UCLA graduate in Communication Studies at the age of 20, Ja`ire is applying her natural knack for business and unique sense of fashion to become a much in-demand image consultant and co-owner of the fashion leader Ja`ire International Couture.
Ja`ire excels at seeking new opportunities to build brand awareness for JIC through strategically planned business ventures and promotion. She has secured JIC for countless prestigious runway shows, wardrobe styling jobs for television, film and print, and placement in various media outlets. Elevated from fashion model and the muse for Ja`ire International Couture, Ja`ire has proven to be a very dynamic business professional and marketing director. Her creative vision and innovative spirit keeps her relentlessly thinking of ways to better improve and contribute to the success of herself, her endeavors and those around her.
Ja`ire’s professional experience spans fashion, music and film. She has worked for several publicity companies (ARPR Marketing, Rogers and Cowan, and Stan Rosenfield and Associates) where she helped execute various red carpet and media generating events. Among the clients on her roster are Los Angeles Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Tri-Destined Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival, and NAACP Image Awards. Likewise, she gained accounting insight from her work at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. The budding business professional is also a gifted singer and song writer.
Born the youngest of seven into a loving family with a strong work ethic, Ja`ire is highly determined and focused on building undeniable success for the Ja’ire International Couture brand worldwide.