Tennis icon, Venus Williams within the past year has been added to the CFDAs member list of more than 500 fashion designers. If you didn’t know Venus owns a lifestyle and performance active wear brand named EleVen which launched some years ago.
“EleVen is not defined by being the best. It’s the pursuit of your best self. This tireless pursuit is what wakes me every morning and drives me to push harder, live bolder, and keep learning every step of the way.”
In a recent interview with the CFDA Venus details her excitement regarding her membership and the inspiration behind her brand which merges both her passions; style and sports.
“I’m a huge fan of style and design, and always have been since I was young….I didn’t wake up one day thinking ‘I should be a designer’ but really thought strategically about the steps I needed to take to get there. It’s why I got a degree in fashion design.”
Venus considers her membership within the CFDA as a huge milestone accomplishment in her design career.
“Being part of the program is such an honor and a highlight of my career. It’s this network that encourages and inspires designers to do their best work and exceed expectations. My line is all about encouraging people to be an 11/10. It’s the same thing the CFDA does for designers!”
“EleVen is a lifestyle of fashion-forward activewear, created by Venus Williams, celebrating your self-expression and living without limits. Embracing your individuality, success, and style with a touch of attitude.”
The CFDA is an exclusive group who recognizes creative American fashion, accessory and jewelry designers and admits new members by election or invite only. You can find out more about Venus’ lifestyle brand and see why she was selected as a member of the CFDA by visiting her site elevenbyvenuswilliams.com or the brands instagram page @elevenbyvenus
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