Becca: When did you realize that you had a passion for design/fashion?
Daisy: My passion for design and fashion all came from my love of style/aesthetic. When I was younger my initial dream was to start my own online publication. I really enjoyed the creative directing aspect of fashion. Once further discovering myself my path led me to design. I started off by simply teaching myself how to make clothing I could see myself wearing and the rest is history.
B: What's your inspiration for creating?
D: My inspiration for creating comes from my love of futuristic meets minimalistic aesthetic with a 90s twist. I love to think of concepts that are simple but have some element of edginess to them.
B: Being an independent designer in NYC, what's is the biggest struggle for you, and what keeps you going?
D: Being an independent designer in New York can be extremely difficult . New York is a very fast paced place that it can begin to take a toll on you. It’s very important surround yourself with like minded creatives who inspire and encourage you to be the best you. I also recommend begin a self care regimen to keep you in balance.
B: Describe your favorite presentation/fashion show you've done:
D: My favorite presentation I’ve done for my brand REBELLE by Daisy was entitled Futuristic Minimalism. All of the designs included in this showcase were very sexy but include a futuristic element. I curated the concept, casted the models and handmade each garment with love. I used this as a method of marketing and also bringing a collective of cool girls together while showcasing my work.
B: Biggest aesthetic/fashion inspirations:
D: Aaliyah, TLC, Blaque, blogger Ivania Carpio and Bratz dolls.
B: Any words of encouragement for other creatives?
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