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nasheli ortiz

Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. With twenty years in the fashion industry, Nasheli’s design experience includes working as a technical designer, draper, tailor and seamstress in couture sewing techniques for designers based in New York, Dominican Republic, Italy and Puerto Rico.


She currently performs as Chair and Associate Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Moore College of Art & Design. Beyond academia, Nasheli is part of the women collective Taller Malaquita in Puerto Rico, co-founder and head designer of 22 Studio, women-led transdisciplinary design practice, and as the owner of the fashion label Nasheli Juliana. 
 
Nasheli Juliana works with the research of political, social and religious issues from an apparel point of view. Looking at social justice from a wearable perspective, she works with upcycling, organic and recycled fabrics. NJ has presented in some of the top fashion design platforms, featured in Next in Fashion 2020, Netflix and in magazines such as Vogue and Forbes, among others.

principal & co-founder