2017 Fellow

Samone “Qween Samone” Davis

Fashion Designer


Building a fashion empire.

Photo by Dana Damewood

Since 2011, Qween Samone has designed a lifestyle dedicated to turning her passions into reality through the building of a fashion empire. Qween began this journey into fashion design and business self-taught at the age of 20. She came from a poor background in north Omaha with desires of inspiring those less fortunate.

Qween's practice consists of creative directing of fashion shows and creative events and designing original product lines that appearing in platforms and publications like Omaha Fashion Week, Asos Marketplace (UK) the Fashion Institute Midwest, Omaha Magazine, and the Omaha World-Herald.

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