Jana Platina Phipps is an embellishment expert known for her refined vision in the use of trimmings in home furnishings and fashion.
Jana Platina Phipps is an embellishment expert known for her refined vision in the use of trimmings in home furnishings and fashion. She is Creative Director and heads New Business Development at ThreadCo, a Made in NYC trimmings manufacturer. She develops custom trimmings for home furnishing manufacturers, fabric and trim distributors to the trade, and retail stores nationally. She also collaborates with NYC-based fashion companies, and designs bespoke home and fashion accessories herself, using trimmings and upcycled vintage jewelry. She teaches others her technique of Trim Alchemy, the concept of turning something ordinary into extraordinary using trimmings, to express their personal creativity.
Affectionately called “Trim Queen” by her clients, Jana started her blog in 2013 and uses her social media channels to chronicle how the design community uses trimmings creatively. With her knowledge of the history of passementerie and hands-on experience with fabrication, she lectures at The New York School of Interior Design and conducts Continuing Education Seminars for the interior design community. She is a regular contributor to WF Vision Magazine and has been featured in many magazines and blogs for her work in design and as an influencer. She conducts DIY workshops at conferences and at High Point Market where she also leads an Insider’s Tour for new buyers. In 2019, Jana launched her first Trim Queen Maker Tour of Venice Italy to great acclaim and is planning her second for 2020, as well as a Creative Retreat of Renewal in the Hudson Valley this Summer.
- Finalist DesignHounds Influencer Awards
- Top Window Fashion Influencer 2020
- Heimtextil Correspondent 2019
- High Point Market Insider’s Tour Guide 2018 – 2020
- High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Spring & Fall 2017
- 2016 ITA Outstanding Trimmings Representative of the Year
- International Textile Alliance Board of Directors
- Co-chair WithIt New York Design Tour
- WithIt Future Leader Award
- Former WithIt NE Regional VP
- UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley Arts Committee
Jana resides in the Hudson River Valley, north of Manhattan, with her husband, writer Lang Phipps, and two children, Wilton and Giovanna, in an old Bavarian-style home called The Gingerbread House that is in need of TLC and more trimmings.