About the Designer
Adisa Imani Christopher was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Just as a baby, her family relocated back to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands where she was then raised. She was always finding ways to express her creativity. She enjoyed art, whether it was drawing or sculpting. She took her first sewing class at the age of 9 and hated it, her final dress was something not appealing to the eyes. At age 12, in junior high school she took another sewing class. This time she really liked it and decided to take it to the next level. She started to make her own school uniforms and her peers loved her designs so they wanted one too. Not too long after she made her first uniform, she got bored and started to create skirts, blouses, and shorts. She would make these for herself, her two sisters, and several friends and would all go out to events together. They called themselves the “walking business cards”, but it worked. Her clientele started building up rapidly. She was now the go-to girl for custom made designs.
In 2007 she decided to step up and make gowns. She created her first gown which was black crepe back satin with black and gold beaded lace. She and everyone else fell in love with the gown. By prom 2008, she made 7 dresses including her own, and several other cocktail dresses for their other senior events. In October of that year she moved to New york City where she began college and later on received her Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design. Within her two years of school she worked as a seamstress for several designers, did several internships to include Brooks Brothers, and worked doing freelance, where she would travel back and forth to St. Croix to create dresses for prom, weddings, and school uniforms.
Adisa is now the owner of her clothing line, AdianiC, founded in 2008, but Established in 2010, and has now
relocated to Georgia. In 2011, she debuted two collections, which includes her Resort/Swimsuit 2012 Collection and Evening/Cocktail 2012 Collection. Her dresses has been featured at the Ms. Jamaica-US 2011 Pageant and the Ms Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican Friendship Pageant to name a few. Her collections were shown at the 2011 2nd Annual Caribbean Extravaganza Fashion Show in Brooklyn, and at the 2011 Virgin Islands Fashion Week (VIFW) on St. Thomas. She also launched her very first Carnival/Festival Troupe called the Radekal Ravaz in the 2012 Crucian Christmas Festival Parade in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Adisa is now working on her new collection of swimsuits, dresses, jumpsuits, and leggings, while working on getting some of her pieces in locally owned store boutiques. At this present time, most of her designs are on a made-to-order basis and comes in any size. some of her designer can also be found on Etsy.com (see Shop AdianiC Tab). She can be reached by email to place orders.
Adisa has plans of creating some ready-to-wear pieces that will soon be found in select boutiques and turn hersmall business into the next clothing store on 5th Ave. but her Custome-made and couture pieces will be ongoing. Stay tuned, this is a journey you won’t want to miss.