Johana Hernandez is not only the Fashion Designer of GLAUDI haute couture bridal and evening gowns but a fashion critic for the hottest Red carpet events in Los Angeles such as Emmys, Oscars, Grammys on Univision, Telemundo and many more networks.
Johana is the first Salvadorean to have ever presented a collection during Paris Fashion week in history! and now she is one of the only Latinas in the heart of Beverly Hills opening her second flagship store after starting in Downey.
Johana is also now starring as a designer judge on The Fashion Hero, a reality TV show airing internationally on Amazon Prime. The Fashion Hero will invert the unrealistic qualities the fashion and beauty industries attain, and promote the beauty of inner-self where she will be choosing the face of GLAUDI through a series of models competing to win and show that they have more to offer than just beauty.
In 2013, Johana Hernandez starred on NBC’s reality designer competition series Fashion Star. Johana was the winner of the FIAT designer campaign and was mentored by Nichole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos. While all of these accolades have been awarded to her, they were earned with hard work and sacrifice.
Johana came from a humble family. She was born and raised in the city of Compton and her parents worked long hours in sweatshops, sewing for brands such as Guess, Calvin Klein and Gap. As her time was invested in the sweatshops with her parents, Hernandez’s passion for fashion ignited. At only 19, she earned her first job as a head designer, where her first collection was featured in the Wall Street Journal. At 22, she became head designer of Seven7 Jeans where she also designed for license for Isaac Mizrahi Jeans, Eli Tahari, and many more.
Her designs have been sold worldwide at mass retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and many more. Now you can find GLAUDI in Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week and across the globe. Through her talent her favorite message to share is “GOD is Fabulous! “ who knew a girl from Compton would create a brand of luxury and sophistication.