Hey there Curvy Divas! I want to introduce all of you to “Deztinni”. This creative clothing line is denim like you’ve never seen it before! Read on and get to know Ashanti Nichole Hamilton, the designer behind “Deztinni”:
NY: So, the name of your line is “Deztinni” (pronounced “destiny”), what inspired the name?
AH: I was sitting and talking to God when he told me to do fashion designs for plus sizes. I asked him what should I call it he said destiny, but I had to put my own twist on the name since everyone had a company named destiny! A friend helped me change the spelling and we came up with “Deztinni”. I thought that should work because it reminds me the drink Martini. And that is how the name was born :). As for the logo it has eyes and those are the eyes of God to always know he has my back and he see it all:)
NY: How long have you been a clothing designer?
AH: I’ve been doing it for a year now. I got the idea back in 2005.
NY: You are also a Plus Model with the ThYck Troupe of Chicago! How
do you balance being a clothing designer AND a model?
AH:It is hard to do because sometimes I have to model and present my clothing in the same show. Now, if my clothing is being presented I do not model. if my clothing is not being presented then I will model that is the only way I can get stuff done.
NY: After being featured in so many other fashion shows, it’s
finally time for Deztinni’s Fashion Show! How does it feel to finally be able to
showcase your designs in your own fashion show:-)?
AH: It is bitter sweet for me. I wish my mom was still here to see me do it but am happy that she was able to make it to the very 1st fashion show that I was in. I am very excited to do this show I have a lot of pressure on me to make it successful.
NY: There will be other designers in your show as well, right? Can
you tell us who the other designers are?
AH: Yes there will be 10 more designers show casting on July 16th
-Atia Couture by Tiauna
-Avante Couture by Lanita
-Moda Muneca by Chelsea
-Chocolate Sushi by Niehla O.
-Curvalosity by Pierre
-2B…. by Conchita
-FlyHI by Emari, DJ & Omar
-Purposeful pieces urban chic accessories by Jennifer
-Y-knot Ties and Accessories by Myion
-Tony D. Banks Couture by Tony
NY: AWESOME! Sounds like a fantastic show! Please tell us the details for the show (Time/Place/Location). Also, how can people purchase tickets?
AH: The name of the show is “Do You Know Your Deztinni?” doors open at 6pm show time is 7pm, DePaul University 2250 North Sheffield Ave (Fullerton & Belden) you can Buy [email protected] http://deztinnifashionshow.eventbrite.com/ or from my website www.deztinni.com
NY: Where can people go to purchase your fabulous clothes?
AH: They can go to my website www.deztinni.com and at Effortless Studios located at 424 E 87th street.
NY: Thank you SO much for your time! I am looking forward to the
show next month:-)!
AH: You’re welcome, and thank you so much for taking time out to talk to me about what I love to do.