Kendra Ookami


Designer Name:
Michelle Gonzalez

Label Name:
Kendra Ookami

Website:

BACKGROUND

I started gaining an interest in fashion when I took a course in high school at the end of my senior year. My grandmother encouraged me and guided me towards my interest in Fashion Design. After I graduated I lacked something important other than sewing, which was creating a portfolio in which I wasn’t able to apply to the major fashion school right after high school. After a year trail in community college majoring in Graphic Design, I realized how much I still loved fashion and I made the decision to take classes in order to build a portfolio to apply to the major universities.

That’s when I joined NYSD. Now with this collection is feel like I am much closers towards my dreams than ever before. The truth is I love fashion and art itself and that’s what this very first collection represents.

 

VISION 

To provide a new kind of edge to women’s wear fashion. Fashion that is youthful but not childish. Clean and sleek but with a bit of rebeillon.

 

SIGNATURE STYLE

Clean, asethic, but with a little bit of edge.

 

BRAND PHILOSOPHY

The mission of my brand is to provide beautiful unique collections for everyday use, this is for the customers who would want a bit of edge but aesthetic in their wardrobe collection.

 

IF YOU COULD DRESS ANY CELEBRITY WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

I would dress Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, lead singer from the band Of Monster and Men, because I feel like her music and style would match my designs in which her style is a little edgier and a bit earthy, but clean and graphic.