Heart of it All Fashion (HOA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the education, promotion, development, and support of aspiring fashion talent.
Heart of it All Fashion was launched in 2015 to:
- Expose fashion enthusiasts to the vast opportunities in the industry
- Seek and connect top talent in the fashion community
- Educate talented individuals on how to turn their passion into a business
Who We Are
Heart of it All Fashion was founded by Aaron "AC" Carey and Nadiyah Harper at The Ohio State University in February 2015. The couple were fashion and retail studies majors looking for innovative ways to add to the campus culture. They recruited friends and fellow students to begin planning what would be the first Heart of it All Fashion Experience. In the midst of planning they realized the platform was rapidly growing and decided to turn the organization into a nonprofit, allowing HOA to expand opportunities to creatives beyond the Ohio State campus. Through their dedication and hard work, Heart of it All Fashion has grown from a fashion showcase at Ohio State to a reliable resource for passionate individuals looking to break into the fashion and related industries.