New and Rising Fashion Designer – D.haleter

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 * Tell us your name & your clothing line:

My Name is Dymond and my Brands name is D.haleter pronounced (AL-tee) 

 * Do you have a website yet? If not, what are, if any, the site(s) you sale your pieces on?  – Or, is it only via individual orders?

I do have a website it is Dhaleterdesigns.bigcartel.com however I do take custom orders as well contacted via email d.haleterstyle@gmail.com

 * What inspired you to become a designer & how old were you started the line?

I actually grew up a dancer. Fashionesta mindset but dance was what had my attention…. I Designed my first dress when I was 17 years old for my best friend to have made for her prom. And I dropped my first clothing collection when I was 19 in December 2012. 

 * What has been the toughest thing you faced in the works of getting your line up & running? 

Definitely doing it all on my own. Im taking the entrepreneur approach. And being self taught in sewing and not having any fashion school background I’ve endured the hardships of building everything I have from the ground up. But, thats what they say isn’t it… Entrepreneurs are those people who will endure the extra hard years for a life they truly want and deserve. 

* What are your aspirations | goals with the line? 

To make my Brand a household name.. As a designer I also do styling and creative directing. And more I want my brand to become a well known name in fashion like Versace or McQueen, not just clothing but much more than that. 

 * Give us a brief description of the line. What types of pieces have you created thus far:

Well, the “Haleter” of D.haleter is french. It means to be at a loss of breath or to gasp. And that is what I consider my clothing, breath taking. I design cloths for the the trend setters the statement makers. The people who aren’t afraid to raise a few eyebrows and turn a few heads. In a good way of course. Luxury ready to wear clothing with an edge. I design a little of everything from urban wear to swimwear, gowns and outerwear.

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Be sure to follow this artist on Instagram @ dhaleter

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Facet Fashion Week

Miss Dunnie O. and husband Ibrahim Hasan w| Facet Films are the one of those Black Power couples you can’t help but respect and aspire to be like. With love and success, they show face to inspiration.

Their annual fashion week show is coming up this month and tickets may be purchased online at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/facet-fashion-week-2014-advanced-tickets-tickets-10814988923

When:
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PDT)
Location:
W Hotel Hollywood 6250 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Be sure to follow on Instagram @missdunnieo and @facetfashionweek

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Givenchy names Erykah Badu Newest Face for Spring 2014 Campaign

Givenchy names Erykah Badu Newest Face for Spring 2014 Campaign

According to Style.com, who broke the story, Tisci had known Badu slightly but had never worked with her. Still, he said, he’d had her image in the back of his mind when he was designing the Spring 2014 collection, a mash-up of African and Japanese influences.

He spoke of her eccentric style, saying:

“She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors. Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! What I want to do with my advertising campaign is spread the love. Already now it’s been three seasons that I’ve been using people that express something—they are great artists, or beautiful women, or stylish women, or models that I really believe in. It’s kind of a family portfolio.”

Glad to see a afro-centric black face such as Erykah who speaks volumes of her consciousness and I don’t give a fck what other people may think attitude to grace this lines 2014 campaign.

Now, we just need to get over the hump of high fashion being only tall and skinny models.