Beginning her expansive career in fashion in the 70s, Jermikko Shoshanna has been sharing her love of color and flair for the whimsical with the fashion industry for over 40 years. A graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago, Jermikko designed for several companies before making the bold move of venturing out on her own. Started in a small studio apartment in 1979 with only $50.00 dollars, three yards of fabric and her Aussie Terrier Lonesome. These humble beginnings would see Jermikko emerge as the first African American female owned design and clothing manufacture in Illinois.
Jermikko designs for several labels. The Jermikko label is a high-end collection featuring coats, suits, and eveningwear. The Possibles by Jermikko is a bridge line of contemporary wear that brings the sportier side of fashion to the woman who demands style and comfort. To broaden the scope of Jermikko’s design and audience, Jermikko is most excited to introduce the new missies line J by Jermikko. This line brings just a touch of luxury to the modern woman of today. All three labels show the love, passion and dedication that Jermikko puts into her drive for fashion.