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Tiye Eliza

Tiye Gardner (pronounced "TIA") is a Louisville, KY fashion designer, stylist, creative director, and entrepreneur. Tiye started her brand, Tiye Eliza, in 2014. Tiye Eliza is a handmade, creative, urban couture fashion brand with an earthy - astro - Afrocentric vibe. Tiye's designs are inspired by nature, otherworldly dimensions, and Rihanna. After five fashion shows, including her Black Lives Matter annual (4) Fashion Shows (BLMFS) in Kentucky, Tiye moved to New York to pursue Tiye Eliza more seriously in 2019. There, Tiye created her first two ready - to - wear lines and held her sixth show during NYFW last September 2021, debuting her first collection of lingerie and loungewear! She is not afraid to step outside of the box and create her own path. Tiye Eliza is a refreshing brand full of unique pieces and aesthetics, this is a black luxury brand you will want to know!