Cayenne Couture Atelier           Resident oF

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Meet Our Designer and Instructor

Khalilah has over 25 years of fashion sewing and design experience. Both self-taught and formally trained Khalilah discovered her love for fashion at the early age of 5. She loved making clothes for her Barbie dolls by hand. By age 7 she was sewing on a sewing machine not just for Barbie but herself as well. As she grew her love for fashion design grew.  

Over the years Khalilah has traveled and attended many schools to gain as much knowledge about her craft as she could. She has a Master's degree in both Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing.

She has worked many fashion and traded show both headlining and behind the scenes.  If it had something to do with fashion she was there.

Now, she is always at work creating and designing custom designs for women, men and children.  She takes pride in her one of a kind wedding and evening gown as she does 45% of each gown by hand. She has mastered the art of fashion design and couture and now would like to share her love and passion with the next generation.  

Feel free to contact her for Custom designs or class details [email protected] and 773-408-4664


Who We Are

At Cayenne Couture Atelier "Fashion Sewing and Design",  The art of sewing was passed down from mother to daughter from generation to generation.  Now, things are different.  With the availability of affordable and well-designed clothing reduced the need for home sewing and with it, the overall understanding of this once-necessary skill.  But now, people from all walks of life see sewing as an opportunity to move beyond the cookie-cutter approach to fashion, and express their own personal style and their creativity in the clothes they wear everyday.  

Cayenne Couture Atelier "Fashion Sewing and Design" was created to empower people to design and create fashions.  Here you can learn how professionals design fashion; traditional sewing skills; and combine that with the commercial assembly techniques that make creating your own clothing fast and easy. We take pride in passing on these much needed life stills to the next generation.  We will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of classes and workshop to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Support our Head Designer on her journey to show her latest 2014 Fall Collection at New York Fashion Week. Please see her campaign by clicking "Team Cayenne Couture"