The Designer

Stacey Filé is a Surinamese American born in Brooklyn, NY in 1988.  From a young age, she had a passion for design and creating and in high school she took courses to learn how to sew garments.  During her teens, she moved to Tuskegee, AL to study Aerospace Science Engineering at Tuskegee University. 

After graduating with her Bachelor of Science, taking the concepts she learned in engineering, leadership, and entrepreneurship from Tuskegee, she founded Stächa Huis Clothing in 2013.  Without formal fashion school background, she taught herself the concepts of design and patternmaking and began creating strong and sexy gowns and separates for herself and customers. 

Stacey is also the co-creator of Femme Fatale Fashion Show, a runway show that showcases emerging designers as well as giving back to the community.  The inaugural show donated some proceeds to Black Girls Rock! Inc. to invest in the education of girls and the second show, held during New York Fashion Week in NYC, donated a percentage of the proceeds to the Alliance of Lupus Research. 

Based in Washington, D.C. Stacey has dressed high ranking government officials and media influencers.   

Photo By Vonecia Carswell

Interview with Day of the Girl Organization