A few months back, it was announced the Fashion Not Fear Collection was in the making. At the time, I was working on a collection of graphic tees, hats, and phone accessories. Which was released in September. Thanks to everyone who is supporting it. I see you in your Fearless Woman Tee! 😉
For as long as I can remember, it has always been a dream to create clothes. I guess it is because I learned the power of a good dress at a young age. No one sat me down and said, “a good dress does this…..” It was more like a feeling I would get while wearing what I consider to be a good dress versus how I feel in an okay dress. Good dresses make you feel confident, put a smile on your face, make you stand straighter, walk different…it’s just a positive, happy vibe. An okay dress is just okay. And don’t get me started on a bad dress!
I didn’t know if I was going to be a designer, buyer, stylist or how I would do it. I just knew that I wanted to put women in dresses that made them feel good. So the fact that I am telling you right now that I am in the beginning stages of extending the collection blows my mind! Dresses, skirts, and matching sets are on the way. Sketches have been drawn, fabric has been selected, stick pins have been placed…this is really happening! Of course, you will be the first to know all of the details as they come along. Stay tuned for that.
I am also eager to announce that the students of Carnegie Mellon University has asked BLB to participate in their 2018 SPIRIT Fashion Show and we happily accepted. The SPIRIT Fashion Show is the longest running fashion show. It is held each year at Carnegie Mellon University by an organization called SPIRIT. Which is a multicultural organization that aims to champion black awareness. This is the 3rd year BLB has been involved in the event. Each year, it gets bigger and better. This year, the theme of the show is Understanding & Exploration of African Diaspora. It has been interesting coming up with ways to creatively incorporate this idea through fashion but I have some tricks up my sleeve. Plus, this will be the first time new FNF pieces will be hitting the runway. You don’t want to miss it! The show will be held on April 7th so come through and check it out if you will be in the Pittsburgh, PA area. You can also go to spiritfashionshow.com for tickets and more information.
Do you love a good dress? How do you think I should highlight the topic at the SPIRIT Fashion Show? Let me know in the comments…