Born in the honeymoon capital of the world; Niagara Falls, Retania Ann’s first inspiration for fashion design came from her mother, who was a seamstress. She had an incredible eye for fit, attention to detail, and was an impeccable draper. That creative influence would stay with Retania Ann and be the catalyst for her to earn her Bachelors of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandise in 2002 from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she quickly landed her first job as a Visual Merchandiser. That passion continued until she launched her signature brand, Ann Luchadé in 2014 with the intent for every bold design to flatter the female body.
Taking inspiration from architecture, Retania Ann builds function into her fashions and stretches the imagination and innovation in design. Reshaping fashion and staying beautifully connected, the brand signature Code AL gowns seamlessly integrates wearable technology, using a power source, to help women stay connected on the go.
Ann Luchadé has been seen in Metro Philadelphia Daily News, HBCU.Connect, and featured in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam Magazine.