My inspiration to become a fashion designer came in 1999 when my mother and I were watching the Essence Awards and saw that the Designer of the Year award went two young urban designers. I realized my mother’s excitement and happiness for the young designers, so I decided to build on my artistic abilities and go to school for Fashion Design. In 1999 I attended Brooks College, Long Beach, CA and earned an Associate of Arts in Fashion Design. After graduating from Brooks College in 2000, I decided to continue my education and was accepted into the Apparel Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. After studying in Rhode Island, I headed back to my hometown to pursue my career in fashion design.
I was inspired by what I thought was a void in the fashion industry and created the Alchemy Brand. With Alchemy Brand, our plan has always been to bridge the gap between Ready-to-Wear and Urban Wear by delivering trendy patterns and classic designs made with the finest quality. By taking current street fashion trends and adding our own touch on urban style, Alchemy will one day be a world wide lifestyle brand. Our plan is to change the industry by bringing the true meaning of style and truth back into the fashion industry.
The talent we have behind the designs of Alchemy Brand is more than just a marketable name or a hobby that someone has decided to take to the next level. Our plan is to take the industry under our wing and bring the truth back to design, style and comfort back to the fashion world. I think here in America we are trendsetters, but we aren’t really respected for having top designers, and we want to change that.
So, what can you expect from Alchemy Brand? We will bring the unique and raw talent back to the industry, feature unique designs with an urban touch. We will bring fresh new trend setting styles with every new season. Alchemy Brand will not follow any trends because this is the beginning of trend setting!