Lynh Haaga - Owner - Designer - Muse
Co-partner Lynh Haaga is a war refugee from Vietnam whose family has worked exclusively in fashion for generations. Following her father's love of tailoring and design, she attended SAIC, a prestigious art and fashion school in Chicago, and interned in NYC, launching her career in the industry. With more than 20+ years in the fashion industry, Ms. Haaga’s talent, skill, and expertise as a lead designer at BCBG Max Azria, Guess, BEBE, and Forever 21 have made her a powerhouse for La Femme en Noir.
After a wildly successful launch of Vixen by Micheline Pitt in the Spring of 2016, Ms. Haaga and Ms. Pitt founded La Femme en Noir in the Fall of 2016 expanding to the luxury gothic style market.
Currently Ms. Haaga shares responsibilities for design & development of various lines for La Femme en Noir, as well as domestic development responsibilities for the brand. She will hemling the La Femme en Noir accessories launch in Fall of 2020.
Ms. Haaga also serves as the SVP of Development for Accessories & International Productions for Vixen by Micheline Pitt.
Micheline Pitt - Owner - Designer - Muse
A Polish and Romani girl from a small town moved to Los Angeles many years ago with big dreams. With more than 13+ years in the Fashion Industry working in product development, creative direction, and as a lead designer, Ms. Pitt is a woman of many talents. Pitt’s love of horror (inspired by the grandfather she watched scary movies with as a kid) led to collecting nostalgic toys and eventually a career as a professional makeup artist and animator. She collaborated with well-known local fashion brands in L.A., guest designing under her namesake, until she break out on her own, creating Vixen by Micheline Pitt, a sexy and powerful, retro-style clothing line. As the sole founder and owner of Vixen, Micheline leads the creative vision and designs every collection - from apparel to accessories.
Dovetailing the successful launch of Vixen in the Spring of 2016, Ms. Pitt founded La Femme en Noir with her close friend, Lynh Haaga, expanding luxury gothic market in the Fall of 2016. Ms. Pitt serves as Co-Owner, Founder, and Designer for all collections at La Femme en Noir.
Micheline Pitt is on the National Leadership Council for charity, RAINN.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. https://www.rainn.org/news/artist-and-entrepreneur-healing-power-creativity