Diaja Spring 2015 – Black Label Collection – Fashion Show Preview

Date: August 20. Venue: 49 Grove

Jesenia (JGB Editor) with Ceres Dasia Henry (DIAJA)
Jesenia (JGB Editor) with Ceres Dasia Henry (DIAJA)

In the stylishly intimate 49 Grove lounge, DIAJA designer Ceres Dasia Henry teases her audience with a Spring 2015 preview of her Black Label Collection.

Tripp Derrick Barnes (Artist) with Ceres (DIAJA)
Tripp Derrick Barnes (Artist) with Ceres (DIAJA)

The young designer discloses to JGB Editor the inspiration behind her newest collection, a mirror image of her journey as a designer.

DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015)
DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015)

Fashion imitates life, as white ensembles symbolize growth and optimism, monochrome themes display a period of harnessing her craft, while the bright splashes of color signify her initial steps of “coming out” to the fashion world, and the technological touches are Ceres coming into full circle as a true designer. Other influences included art by Pop-Neoist Artist Tripp Derrick Barnes.

Ceres with her models (Black Label Collection - Spring 2015)
Ceres with her models (Black Label Collection – Spring 2015)

Under the tutelage of fashion designer Norma Kamali, Ceres found a mentor and mother-figure.

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The Ready-To-Wear collection included laidback menswear with track suits, two-tone fabric and Technicolor, while women’s showcased bold hues, textured fabric, sophisticated prints, embellishment, and LED technology.

DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015) (Promo Images)
DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015) (Promo Images)

Ceres tells Jesenia’s Goodie Bag she plans to share her entire Black Label Collection during September’s New York Fashion Week.

DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015) (Promo Images)
DIAJA Black Label Collection (Spring 2015) (Promo Images)
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