We are a creative consortium of working Minnesota based designers, models/actors, and entrepreneurs with a desire to improve the world who came together to elevate the Minnesota arts community and showcase the tapestry of amazing talent our state has to offer to the design and fashion world. Our shared values are to help encourage and elevate one another to be the best we can be.

 

ROAD TO VINTAGE was created in 2019 by Minnesota's own Farhan Chowdhury (fashion designer and the first male supermodel of Bengali descent) and Jacelyn Johnson (film director, screenwriter, model, and the director of MTM Agency - Minneapolis), of F+J Productions. It was their desire to provide an artistic platform to incubate and cultivate the local creative coalition. They have partnered with model, entrepreneur and philanthropist Larissa Lowthorp to give back to the community. ROAD TO VINTAGE is owned and operated by F+J Productions. 

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The founder of ROAD TO VINTAGE, Farhan Chowdhury is Bangladesh's first male supermodel who relocated to Minnesota to further his education and career. He is a fashion designer and runway model who has appeared in shows at New York Fashion Week. Farhan overcame numerous challenges to find success as a model along the way. His mother, a fashion designer and founder of the Saptaparna fashion house, encouraged him to pursue his passion. Farhan founded ROAD TO VINTAGE to encourage others to pursue their talent and passions. Farhan is the founder and producer of United Together Fashion Show which premiered at New York Fashion Week in February 2020.

"It's time to share Minnesota's tremendous talent with the world, and let the Twin Cities take its place among the fashion giants."

FARHAN CHOWDHURY, Founder

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Minneapolis native Jacelyn P. Johnson (JahPenée) is a model, actress, singer, film director, producer, screenwriter, and the director of MTM Agency - Minneapolis, where she oversees the careers of over 200 of the area's top talent. She is the CEO of JahPenee Productions and co-founder of ROAD TO VINTAGE parent company F+J Productions. Jacelyn is executive co-chair of Fem(me)Power.

"Everyone has a story to tell. That voice is your superpower. You can use it to become your best self. When your vibe is in harmony with the universe, the possibilities are truly astounding."

JACELYN P. JOHNSON (JAHPENÉE),
Co-Founder

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Larissa Lowthorp was raised in Minnesota. She began working as an actress and model as a child. Her directorial debut premiered at the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival in France. A philanthropist as well as an entertainment and technology executive, Larissa used her experience as founder of TimeJump Media to open Fem(me)Power, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and helping women achieve lifelong stability , autonomy and success via business ownership. Larissa has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and was named among Welum Magazine's Women Who Inspire. 

"We're here to help one another and make a positive difference however we can. Fashion is way of life that provides an expressive voice - which can be accessible to all.The potential of the human spirit is limitless."

LARISSA LOWTHORP,
Chief Creative Officer

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