BiRTHPLACE: Youngstown, Ohio
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say that my style is a mixture of chic and edgy.
Q: What inspired you to create a clothing line? How did you get started?
A: I’ve always been a lover of fashion and wanted to create my own clothing. I first began redesigning and customizing t-shirts.
Q: What is the persona of your clothing line?
A: The women that wear Nia Grain are artistic and fashionable individuals who love to express their style through clothing.
Q: What are some of your favorite trends to create?
A: I love to create all styles of dresses; Anywhere from clubwear to formal wear and skirts.
Q: What exactly goes into your design process?
A: I usually visualize my designs, then shop for fabric that would best bring the design to life. I’m not really a big sketcher. My inspiration comes out of nowhere, and I could be inspired by anything.
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration style wise?
A: I don’t really have a person who is my biggest inspiration, but I can say I love Rasheeda Da Boss Chick’s style.
Q: How do you feel you have grown as a designer?
A: I feel I have grown tremendously, from my design complexity to the fabrics I select. I’m never complacent as a designer, though, and know I have a long way to go as far as growth.
Q: Do you have any other favorite designers or artists?
A: Yes! I love the clothes that Jean Paul Gaultier designs. It’s like a story behind every piece.
Q: What are some goals you have for your brand?
A: The goal for my brand is to continue to grow, expand and ultimately, be available in stores worldwide!
Q: Do you have any projects planned for the fall?
A: I will continue to market and push my newest collection “Rainbow Chic,” while starting my S/S 2018 collection.
Q: Have you done any fashion shows or events? Do you have any coming up?
A: Yes, October 13th, as part of Franklinton Fridays Gallery West, I will be a featured designer showcasing some of my designs for the gallery shop.
Q: If you could send a message to the future you, what would you say?
A: Continue to work hard and stay true to you!
Q: What is the most important thing you want the world to recognize about your brand?
A: I am uniquely me, and I will continue to embrace it through my designs.
Q: What is your favorite cookout food?
A: There is so many to pick from, but I guess I would have to go with the ribs.
Q: What is your favorite summer trend?
A: Short shorts and crops.
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