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Milan Harris
Milan Harris
Milan Harris
Born April 26, 1989 (1989-04-26) (age 34)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Other names Milan Rouge Harris
Occupation Fashion designer, entrepreneur
Years active 2012-present
Known for Milano Di Rouge
Notable works Milano Di Rouge
Womanaire Club
Mamanaire Club

Milan "Rouge" Harris (born on April 26, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American fashion designer and entrepreneur.[1] She is the founder and CEO of Milano Di Rouge, a luxury streetwear brand in Philadelphia.[2]

Early life

Harris was born on April 26, 1989 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

Career

In December 2012, Harris founded and started a Philadelphia-based luxury apparel brand, Milano Di Rouge, which means "Making Dreams Reality."[4][5][6][3]

In April 2015, she did her fashion show which was a hit and which was her biggest breakthrough into the business.[7]

In 2016, she opened her brand's first store in her hometown, West Philadelphia.[3] She was also was selected Designer-in-Residence at the Macy's in Center City, Philadelphia.[8]

In August 2018, she started a female entrepreneurs club, the Womanaire Club.[9][7] She has also created a mothers' support club, the Mamanaire Club.[10]

In November 2022, she celebrated her brand's 10 year anniversary with their "The Dream Continues" Fashion Experience and Gala, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event took place at The Stave Room, attended by hundreds of celebrities and fashion designers.[11]

Harris also currently owns a local food truck, College Boy Cheesesteaks.[12]

Philanthropy work

Harris has donated more than $50,000 to single mothers in Philadelphia at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. She has has funded Thanksgiving, Christmas and back-to-school drives for Philadelphia children and families and has also donated the nonprofit organization, Soles4Souls.[10]

Personal life

Harris' son Czar was born in May 2020.[13][4]

References

  1. Bloom, Laura Begley (25 August 2018). "Women-Only Travel: 15 Cool Ways To See The World Like Never Before" (in en). Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2018/08/25/women-only-travel-15-cool-ways-to-see-the-world-like-never-before/. 
  2. Wellington, Elizabeth (27 April 2018). "Sheer hustle is why Cardi B., Meek Mill and Blac Chyna are all wearing Philly brand Milano di Rouge | Elizabeth Wellington" (in en). Philippine Daily Inquirer. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/columnists/elizabeth_wellington/milano-di-rouge-meek-mill-cardi-b-milan-harris-20180426.html. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gill, Cassie (5 February 2020). "Milan Rouge Harris: 5 Things To Know About Meek Mill’s GF Who Is Pregnant". Hollywood Life. https://hollywoodlife.com/feature/who-is-milan-rouge-harris-3912943/#:~:text=Milan%20was%20born%20Johnika%20Harris,her%20hometown%20back%20in%202016.. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Smith, Liz (15 November 2022). "Exclusive: Self-Made Millionaire, Milan Of Milano Di Rouge Celebrates A Decade Of Ownership, Overcoming Adversity & More!". news.yahoo.com. https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-self-made-millionaire-milan-175737671.html. 
  5. "Milan Rouge talks fashion and clothing line, Milano Di Rouge - Rolling Out". rollingout.com. 15 July 2016. https://rollingout.com/2016/07/15/milan-rouge-talks-fashion-clothing-line/. 
  6. Nia, Shannon (18 July 2018). "Milan Went From Styling Hair To A Powerhouse ‘Womanaire’" (in en). 21Ninety. https://21ninety.com/milan-went-from-styling-hair-to-a-powerhouse-womanaire. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sanders, Shamika (5 March 2019). "Milan Rouge Is Dominating The Luxury Streetwear Lane With Her Brand Milano Di Rouge". HelloBeautiful. https://hellobeautiful.com/3024142/hbs-2019-hustlers-list-milan-rouge-is-dominating-the-luxury-streetwear-lane-with-her-brand-milano-di-rouge/. 
  8. Jones, Ayana (24 April 2018). "Philadelphia fashion designer marks five years in business" (in en). The Philadelphia Tribune. https://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/philadelphia-fashion-designer-marks-five-years-in-business/article_b2e93c68-7d94-53d9-8070-9e0b5eff5f03.html. 
  9. Wealth, Anne-Lyse (1 November 2022). "How Milan Rouge Turned Two Shirts into a Premium Clothing Brand Generating $60 Million in Sales". Black Enterprise. https://www.blackenterprise.com/how-milan-rouge-turned-two-shirts-into-a-premium-clothing-brand-generating-60-million-in-sales/. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 Zimmaro, Mark (29 December 2022). "Treating women who’ve lost kids to gun violence". South Philly Review. https://southphillyreview.com/2022/12/29/treating-women-whove-lost-kids-to-gun-violence/. 
  11. "Leading Streetwear Brand, Milano Di Rouge, Celebrated 10 Years with “The Dream Continues” Fashion Experience and Gala in Atlanta". the360mag.com. https://www.the360mag.com/the-dream-continues/. 
  12. Snow, Michelle (5 February 2023). "Foodie Guide to 'Celebrate Soulfully' 2023 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World". The Disney Blog. https://thedisneyblog.com/2023/02/05/foodie-guide-to-celebrate-soulfully-2023-at-disneyland-and-walt-disney-world/. 
  13. Creel, Toi Monèt (29 November 2020). "Meek Mill’s Ex Milan Harris Says She’s Ready To Be In A Relationship: “I’m Ready To Start Attracting Love”". https://thejasminebrand.com/2020/11/29/meek-mills-ex-milan-harris-says-shes-ready-to-be-in-a-relationship-im-ready-to-start-attracting-love/. 

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