Fashion, as defined in simplest form, is a manner of doing something; synonyms depicted as a mode, method, or manner. Well, if this is fashions' definition then my picture should be listed as a reference. My entire compass of life ,while inspired by others, was determined solely on my own comprehension of self and style. I live with the beat of my own drum and exude this character to further inspire individuality amongst all.
This industry, of fashion, is so broad that it engulfs you in layers of creativeness, keenness to detail, humility and drive; these being key ingredients to becoming successful. Creativity to me is a gift that is meant to be contagious, given from one to another, just from seeing the creation of someone else's vision . Keenness to detail is more than just if your stitching is correct, but more so if you are knowledgeable of your demographic, your expenses, and so forth. Humility and drive go hand and hand as they are your "yin and yang" both are needed- the drive to continue to embark on new strides, challenge yourself; the humility to understand that everyone path is different and to always show respect and gratitude.
My brand is a modern frontier of the fashion world. Since it's conception, our motto has been "don't fit in, stand out" which is a motto my team carries with them on a daily basis. My clothing isn't made to fit the right woman but the right soul no matter who you are. Which is why we are strong supporters of the LGBT community, and are overjoyed that our poster "Slayer" is part of the Trans family, spreading the mindset that we all have our own mode -and darling, that's Fashion at its best.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Marcia . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I believe fashion represents everybody no matter what shape ,size, gender or nationality this is why I choose to have a transgender cover girl for my brand and also include all sizes on my runway including plus
Marcia , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
I was always obsessedwith fashion since I was a little girl I would spend countless hours that night before school the next day critiquing each outfit and deciding on what I would do it to make it stand out the next day ,I knew since I was a little girl that being a designer is exactly what I wanted to do I hope could walk I am in a can and picture a completely different outfit or how to totally change and glamify The boring Catholic school girl outfit that I was wearing every day , I was completely and all with fabric and patterns and would spend hours and hours with my mother picking them out
Who is your inspiration in life Marcia ? How do you keep inspired?
I'm inspired every day I go to sleep thinking about fashion and wake up thinking about it I love to watch all the different designers in all the different countries with their own individuality that's what makes fashion
We all make mistakes Marcia , 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.
I wish I would've listened much more I was quite discouraged when I first started out and I was told by a amazing designer in LA never take no for an answer unfortunately it took me a while to use that information I would get discouraged sometimes by hearing no
Marcia ,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?
I never take any more clients than what I can handle my work is a representation of me and my brand
Please tell us Marcia , about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
I remember launching my men's line at New York fashion week I decided a couple weeks before that I would do that I worked sleepless nights and days getting each blazer exactly perfect down to the button to make sure when it hit that runway it was going to be a complete slay ! When you're passionate about something and you love what you're doing it shows
Marcia , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I was asked to do a prom dress and the example that was given to me was ordinary so I had to explain to her with the body type that she had we need to accent on certain places to take away from others needless to say it was a success and is featured on my Instagram
Marcia 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
Making it to New York fashion week was just one but being featured in multiple blogs and articles about having the first transgender cover girl model from my brand was a complete success story for me I was making a statement that fashion accepts everyone
Marcia , please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Being creative with my work was an outfit that I had done for Atlantic City fashion lake I was given a well-known male model to walk in my women's collection I knew that he was going to be walking for me so I made sure that this outfit was going to be the star of the show , I spent countless days getting the chains in the fabric together to lay perfectly
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Designer?
Never take no for an answer and never give up and you do what you love it's not an easy career
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with rey Ortiz who I've been in contact with
Now for the best part Marcia ! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
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