Designer of the Day…Dana Ayanna Greaves

I’m really excited about today’s designer – Dana Ayanna Graves of Artaya. This D.C. based designer is a jackie of all trades if you will – she illustrates, costume, and designs jewelry and apparel. I’m featuring her fashions because I love how colorful her looks are and I love that she infuses her designs with such multiethnic flair.

Artistic Aya (as she’s called) has apprenticed under the Shakespeare Theater costume crafts department (which is amazing I bet…) and has had her garments worn by Erykah Badu. She combines her love for the visual arts and music to create the things she does. This month she will be opening her first pop up shop which will showcase her chic jewelry pieces and garments.

I do love when Black creatives (especially women) get the recognition they deserve. It makes me super proud to be amongst them!


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on October 18, 2010, in Designers on My Radar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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