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We at `Ikaika By. Dominque Bones-Lark, make custom high-end garments. And are price-point is based on your garment.
Since 2003, `Ikaika By Dominque Bones-Lark has been changing the fabric of the fashion world.
Dominque Bones-Lark, who has worked with the likes of James Covellio & Rebecca Taylor, has been featured in several periodicals including BLEU, FabEgo and HypeHair magazine. Dominque Bones-Lark has worked as an Assistant Designer for Mamiye Brothers and has assisted in coordinating numerous fashion shows including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
`Ikaika By. Dominque Bones-Lark has been worn by Cassidy Wolf's Miss Teen USA 2013. On her first Fashion shoot as Miss Teen USA 2013.Moscotte Shoe brand Autumn/Winter & Holiday Campaign.Sir Jones Magazine Cover and Spread, (Issue 13) 2016.
Fashion, Fantasy, Power, Beauty…
The imperial essence draped in an array of fabrics mesmerized by color and texture. Inspiration derives from the pages of stories from worlds left long ago.
`Ikaika by Dominque Bones-Lark embodies Asian influences with a high-end Urban flair!
We are not your every day ready to wear; We’re not even ready to wear. With each collection our story manifests, and we welcome you... No, we urge you to join the manifestation which is `Ikaika....
-"Sir Jones Magazine Cover and Spread, (Issue 13) 2016
-"Finding Me" S/S 2017 Collection NYFW 2016
-The Truth Season 2 NYFW 2016
- World Aids Day Fashion Show 2015
- 10/29/2015 Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Collection" What Is Love In which we raised funds for Domestic Violence.
-Sissy That Walk Charity Fashion Show, With Ru Pauls drag race Contestant Shangela,2015
- World Aids Day Fashion Show 2014
- New York Fashion Week, Broke Down Palace S/S 2015 Collection
-Moscotte Shoe brand (Russian Company) Fall and Holiday Ad Campaign 2013-14, work shown along with their shoes in London & Russia
- Cassidy Wolf's Miss Teen USA 2013, wearing 2 of our garments in her first photo shoot as Miss Tenn USA2013
-Uptown Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week 2013
-UFS: Presentation, Cocktail Event NYFW 2013
-Mascotte FW'2013-2014 Campaign
-Fab Ego Magazine
-Bold Beauty Charity Fashion Show, 11.2012
-Blazers and Bow-ties, 07.2012
-Queens College Fashion Show, 03.2012
-Hair Game Hair & Fashion Show, 03.2012
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Dominque. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I was born on 9/18/1984 in Michigan City
Indiana, at St. Anthony's hospital. Mother Bobbie J. Bones-Byrd, Birth father Michael D.J. Lark. My birth name is Mr. Dominque Anthony Michael Bones-Lark. My mother and I moved to Georgia when I was 8 years old. I moved to NYC 1-1-2005. What makes me unique is that I'm me. I make my own rules when it comes to fashion and I don't follow the trends.
Dominque, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
My passion in life is fashion. I eat sleep and breath fashion.My aspiration in life is to become a lifestyle brand.I first got started designing at the young age of 7.
Who is your inspiration in life Dominque? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is my mother. My goal is to get to a point in my life that I can just tell my mother that she does not have to work anymore. but also my inspiration in life is myself. I want to leave my footprints in the sands of time. As an African American designer working in the design field, i feel personal that African Americans or people of color are overlooked. So with that being said, that gives me the drive and inspiration. How I keep inspired is by using my own personal life as inspiration. And also researching different time periods and countries. I love to look at lines and fabric and that inspires me.
We all make mistakes Dominque, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Designer, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
To be honest there's nothing that I would like to take back. I believe everything happens for a reason. and the crazy journey that is life gives me inspiration. And I get along well with my colleagues.
Dominque, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
when I'm working with a large number of clients. As a Designer, I prioritize my clients’ needs by making sure I mark down appointments in my calendars, and also make sure that I give them ample amount of personal time.
Please tell us, Dominque, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
A time I had to be very strategic in order to meet all of my top priorities as a Designer, is all the time I have to balance my personal life, which includes my life with my fraternity brothers and the time that we do when, like or community service projects and etc, and there is also my corp design job. I work as an assistant designer/ assistant tech designer for a juniors sportswear company. and then there's my company. so I have to make sure I'm on my P's and q's all the time, but that's when you have to make sure you write everything down.
Dominque, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I think I would be just showing someone that their way isn't going to work. Seeing is believing and once a person sees for them-self then they will understand u where right.
Dominque, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment in life would be the first time a same work overseas in Russia in a store.
Dominque, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I get to be creative all the time when it's my own collection. I love coming up with an idea and watching them unfold.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?
The advice I would give to the people who want to be successful as a designer is to go to design school. And follow your heart. And keep god or your higher power first an remain humble and be strong and keep at it.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Now for the best part Dominque! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
`Ikaika By. Dominque Bones-Lark.
Photographer: Omar Mariluz @emphocus
Model: Wid Max Prochette @wmaxp
Photography: Julius D.C. Bryant
Model Olivia Nicole @preciouskissofdeath
Model: Selassie Cofie @dudewiththecurlyfro @s.cofie
Model: Alex Roosevelt @alexroze
Model: Asia Monique @msasiamonique