As I spend my time in this quarantine. I’m contently gaining new inspiration from Fashion Designers and Photographers. In July of 2019 I share my favorite photographers I was blessed with seeing there work from. Today, I wanted to bring a spin to the How Instagram blessed me with my new Go To photographers? by showcasing my go to Fashion Designers and Photographer. However, instead of me explaining my interest I wanted to share my favorite interviews of these artist explaining: there work, motivation, first experience and growth as the artist they are today.
Lecture in Progress – Interview by Marianne Hanoun
Creative Lives — Mahaneela: “The idea of being good at one thing is redundant now”
How would you describe what you do?
Beyond that, I’m a creative thinker and I work directly with artists and brands in this way to do many things – from photographing album and magazine covers, to directing music videos, curating social media, strategic and building visual platforms, organizing events, that kind of thing.
Regardless of age, everyone has the capacity to be multifaceted and multi talented. I just think that my generation has the tools and the knowledge now to actually craft careers that allow them to excel in the various skill sets they have. The whole idea that you have to be good at just one thing or being a “jack of all trades, master of none” is redundant now.Creative Lives — Mahaneela: “The idea of being good at one thing is redundant now”
Nadine Ijewere @nadineijewere
Rever Behind the scenes
I felt like I couldn’t relate in the fashion industry and I thought I had to be a certain way to be beautiful. When I started to do photography I wanted to capture your beauty in different ways.
It’s great to take inspiration from others but how would you interpret it in your way? How would you do it differently? How did you make that image further and how would you make it your own?
Casting is a huge element to my work I have a certain image in my head and I need the right people. Styling hair and makeup artist is important as my casting that particular garment, or that style of make up or hair brings division of life.Rever Behind the scenes
Hosting the first fashion brand on IG Live using 3D models online
‘A great way to get everyone’s attention’: Anifa Mvuemba on the Instagram Live show that turned hears
How long did it take to get the 3D models in place was this a long prcess?
I started designing this collection November of last year. My plan was to show this week for fashion week in the fall with everything happening in the world with the pandemic. I felt that it was the right time doing something virtually since everyone is home everyone is home and everyone is on there phone. A great way to get everyone’s attention.‘A great way to get everyone’s attention’: Anifa Mvuemba on the Instagram Live show that turned hears
This is the first time you used a fashion shows to shed light on a issue that is deserving on attention? Is that the first time you done that?
I think this moment was so important to me because it’s very personal. It’s the first time I connected myself, where I am from, my heritage , my roots, my family into my work.‘A great way to get everyone’s attention’: Anifa Mvuemba on the Instagram Live show that turned hears
Christopher John Rogers @christopherjohnrogers
Christopher John Rogers’ First Fits With SZA, Michelle Obama & More | NYFW
Tell me about the first time you saw your clothing on a big star like on Instagram?
I saw SZA she pulled out our boosta top for All Of The Stars and she did a selfie and the mirror of the dressing room.
After that I got tones of followers really interested in what she was wearing and I started speaking with Michelle Obama stylist and we went through a bunch of rounds of edits. Suits that she wanted and then the last day of her book tour she comes out and this metallic Cayenne tailored suit with Swaroski crystal buttons.
So just the emotional connection to clothes an event, people and thing is what inspired me.Christopher John Rogers’ First Fits With SZA, Michelle Obama & More | NYFW
Cheyenne Kimora @cheyennekimora
BEHIND THE ATELIER: INDEPENDENT BRAND CHEYENNEKIMORA HONORS BLACK BEAUTY AND CULTURE THROUGH FASHION
How have you been able to cultivate and foster a sense of community between you and the people who make up the CheyenneKimora team?
Building community is such a vital part of any brand. The term “it takes a village” doesn’t just apply to children — it’s the same even as an adult. It’s so important to have people to lean on and to rely on and to relate to. Power grows within communities and love grows within communities as well as personal growth and brand growth. It’s important to know who your audience is and know who’s in your corner, too. The people on my team are literally my backbone. They give me structure and yes, we’re a brand, but it’s like a therapy session when we link up together.BEHIND THE ATELIER: INDEPENDENT BRAND CHEYENNEKIMORA HONORS BLACK BEAUTY AND CULTURE THROUGH FASHION
30 Under 30: Designing Clothes for Michelle Obama
I came from London and I started at Parsons and that’s why we ( Carly ) and that’s where we met junior year
How did you get the idea to start, most people in college even design schools like Parsons are just trying to through they’re not thinking about starting their own companies?
When we were at Parson we were never thinking about okay let’s do something together let’s start something right away. We figured we’d either finish school and then go get a job and even our senior thesis project where you have to design and make a collection we did that separately. We were just really good friends and had similar design aesthetics.30 Under 30: Designing Clothes for Michelle Obama
What was the first thing when you realized this wasn’t just a project you were doing with your friend that it was that this was gonna be real company?
It started very slow and we did our first collection with spring collection and then it just suddenly just kept going.30 Under 30: Designing Clothes for Michelle Obama
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