Monday, July 19, 2010

Think the unthinkable with MoA'cCha Mode...

On Saturday Keelia and I had the pleasure to attend the Moaccha Mode fashion showcase. This was the third showcase for self taught designer Ramaiseya Parham. Ramaiseya is a 21 year old senior at Clark Atlanta University majoring in Communications. The showcase focused on her view of fashion from the past, present and future using the colors black and white as inspiration. The event was held at MF Buckhead, which provided an intimate space for Ramaiseya to share her vision with family, friends and media. Keelia and I had a chance to sit down with her before the show to discuss her line and inspiration. We were very impressed with Ramaiseya’s direct vision, passion and drive that will definitely take her far in the fashion world and in life.

Ramaiseya Parham

Read our interview with Ramaiseya below!
When did you realize that you wanted to be a designer?

I’ve always had it inside of me. I was 18 when I decided to embark in the world of fashion. I bought lots of books & taught myself how to draw. I’m on my third showcase and people are really starting to pay attention to my work. Now, I’m focusing on branding my name and getting people to wear the clothing.

How did you get started?

When I was in high school people would always say how nice I dressed. I was voted best dressed for our senior superlatives. I decided that this is what I want to do and I’m going to do it! I did and continue to do a lot a research and I learn as I go…

Who or what inspires you?

Music is my biggest inspiration. I was listening to Drakes Fancy and I got an idea for an entire collection. It’s about me listening and hearing the beats…It makes me think about patterns, who I am designing for and where this person would wear my clothing.

Who do you design for?

I design for women and girls who are not afraid to take risk with their fashion. Women like Rihanna, Beyonce, Amber Rose, and sometimes even Lady Gaga…Women who may not have all the confidence they need, but when they put my clothes on they feel like they can do anything. My clothes are made to inspire strong confident women!

What is the focus of your current line?

Everything is black and white. The showcase is timeless: past, present and future.

What is your favorite type of garment to design?

Dresses! I think dresses are awesome. To me dresses makes a woman feel graceful. The shoulders on a woman are so beautiful. Woman should show off their curves.

What is one thing that you think every woman should have in her closet?

A pair of skinny jeans, white tee and some bad heels that are over 5 inches. This outfit can make a woman look like a million bucks even on a bad day!

Beside yourself who is your favorite designer?

Betsy Johnson I love her attitude…Alexander McQueen, but Gucci is my favorite.

Do you have any mentors?

No, I don’t. My mom is my manager. It’s really just me and her…if I need help with something I will ask someone in my family.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I would like to have a store in Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC and Japan. I hope to have my clothing in local Atlanta stores like Cherry Bomb, Envy and La Bella Vie Boutique. I want everyone to wear my clothes from celebrities to the everyday woman. I dream big so in five yrs I plan to be taking over. One of my biggest dreams is to have a photo shoot with the 5 biggest female and male fashion icons.
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Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview and wonderful site!!! I love your blogspot. This designer is going places.

Tamra said...

Thank you very much! We think Ramaiseya will definately make an impact on the fashion world

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that she is also a single mother, work and a student. God has his hand all over her. I love her designs!!! WOW!!!

M.Z. said...

Nice feature. It's great to see filthy chic highlighting the best of up and coming designers.

Deborha Parham said...

I am so proud of my daughter. She is so humble. Now she has added designer to her resume along with mother. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea when and where these garments can be ordered or bought??? Will they be sold on the website or in a store?

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