Founded nearly 15 years ago by Newark NJ-native Lynette Lashawn.
OFF THE HANGER - A Black-Owned Business is best known as a destination where Edgy Fashion, Art and Decor collide. Lynette Lashawn's studio delivers a cutting-edge experience that encourages visitors to shop for their homes and wardrobes simultaneously. From the crystal chandeliers that elegantly hang throughout the Studio, the enormous royal gold baroque chair and an oversized Dior chair (once displayed at Dior's Paris exhibit) to the colossal oversized hangers on the wall. Every inch of the space is strategically designed to strike up a conversation, provide an experience and to serve as a backdrop for visitors instagrammable moments that will last forever. The je ne sais quoi design aesthetic in the space usually leaves fashionistas in awe and eager to return for another dose of STYLE, a piece of artwork from a local artist or the perfect set of curtains for their home.
Chef Roble from Top Chef and
Legendary MCLyte x Lipsynk Cosmetics.
IN THE PRESS
Vogue, Essence, Budget Travel, New York Times, a television appearance on HGTV Flea Market Flip, PIX11 News, a feature in a published book titled "100 Things To Do Before You Die," United Airlines Hemisphere Travel Magazine, Instinct Magazine, Sewn Magazine, Sheen Magazine, The Manhattan Digest, United Airlines "3 Perfect Days in Newark" inflight commercial series, What's eating Harlem and a slew of others prestigious publications. To date, Off The Hanger has become one of Newark's Premier Fashion Destinations.
Lynette has over 20 + years of experience in the Fashion Industry in a variety of capacities. She has worked New York Fashion Week "The Shows," Mercedes Benz Fashion week at Lincoln Center, Nolcha Fashion Week at Chelsea Pier Studios and a host of other fashion week productions as a Backstage Stylist. Lynette has coordinated fashion shows, organized style presentations creatively directed Newark’s Lincoln Park Music Festival first Fashion Moment. Lynette has styled the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka and student background dancers for his spoken word "What We Want" video featured in the Rolling Stones and other decorated Celebrities such as Tobias Truvillion from ABC series One Life to Live, and Kim Hawthorne from OWN Greenleaf television series.
Recently Lynette created Newark's First Fashion Bootcamp teaching Inspiring stylish how-to break into the Industry. She also curated a project at Newark International Airport with Historical Newark artifacts from Tiffany & Co., M&M, Whitney Houston, Shaquille O'neal, Shakur Stevenson, Hannibal Goodwin (responsible for creating film) and many other Newark Icons.
NEWARK FASHION FORWARD
Lynette, a Style Manager for Newark Fashion Forward curated the "Runway Shows" at Newark's First Inaugural Fashion Weekend. A production designed to highlight designers, host celebrities, influencers and select media outlets.
More than a Style Maven and Creative Artist. Lynette is STYLISHLY SMART. She holds a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Arts from Thomas Edison State University and a Paralegal Degree. She graduated at the top of her class with high honors and has worked for the State of New Jersey, Board of Public Utilities as a Paralegal for 7 years overseeing millions of dollars in grant funding through former President Obama's "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act." In addition she has worked for the City of Newark for 10 years as a Paralegal with over 10+ years of an experience in Labor, Litigation and Landlord tenant law.