“Nothing is given to you, every opportunity you have to make for yourself.”–Indashio

So you might remember me taking a picture of a dashing young man at the Sean John show a few weeks ago…


…little did I know that this Real Style subject was none other than Indashio….
…an urban fashion stylist, designer, and entrepreneur that any fashionista worth her salt should know about!

Starting his own line at the young age of 19, Indashio has shown collections in LA, Miami, and New York, and outfitted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicky Hilton, Lil Kim, and Christina Milian.
Indashio, which means, “Living the dream,” started styling clothes for his friends in high school. “I never wanted to be a famous designer, “he says, “But I always liked to look good, I always had to have the name brand Filas.”
When his parents moved from Massachussets to Florida, a new city and few friends left him with lots of time on his hands. He learned how to sew, and soon had a room full of his own creations.
He allowed his persistence to take take hold. “I started calling people,” he says, ” I called the Fashion Director for Vibe Magazine everyday. I got the contact information of stylists at MTV and BET, and sent my clothes to them.
Used to having his samples returned, Indashio was confused one day when he found one of his red chiffon shirts missing. He called his contacts, only to find that Amerie was wearing his shirt for a midday broadcast on BET.

…that’s all she wrote!
His clothes, he says, have an unfinished look and are inspired by anything from cities to movies. He explains, “Beauty is in imprefection. My motto is all about exclusivity, originality. Something nobody else has..”
For aspiring fashion designers, he says, “Make opportunities for yourself…that’s the only way you’re really going to do it.
…If there’s a will there’s a way. Never give up. It’s not gonna happen overnight. Just ask yourself, ‘How bad do you want it?’ I worked for 5 years for free doing whatever I could do. Any money I received, I put right back into my company. Be passionate. Love it and have your eye on the prize and just think about it everyday and manifest it.”
Want more? Visit Indashio’s website at www.indashio.com or befriend him on myspace (www.myspace.com/indashio). Also be on the lookout for his new VH1 Show, Sew Good, hosted by Kelis!
He’s one to watch..and the bomb!

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3 thoughts on “You Should Know: Indashio”

  1. Thank you for this tid bit. I am always so ashamed when I hear raptress and actresses bigging up these European designers that don’t care anything about us. I have heard time and time again that it is not all the desgner’s fault, but I find that hard to believe when it’s been 15 years since one has appeared on their catwalf. Who else looks good in bright colors besides us colored folk. 89% of the catwalk trainers are black men teaching these frail/pale girls how to strut. It is ridiculous and sickening. I’m just waiting on OBAMA so people can see that Black women are worth something…even the President married one.

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