Advertisements

Fashion & Style Police Chats With Threads by Dreads

Threads by Dreads Collection Image

 

I love chatting with successful business men and women. I like to know what makes them tick. And I like to unlearn and pick up a thing or 2 from their experiences. I came across Threads by Dreads a year ago on Instagram, and I have been following the brand’s designs ever since. I got to chat with the lovely lady (Christiana) behind the successful brand, and I had the opportunity to interview her. So grab a cuppa and enjoy the read and the amazing pictures from her latest collection.

 

ThreadsbyDreads-Round2

 

Can you tell me what Threads by Dreads is all about and the idea behind the brand?

Threads by Dreads is an extension of what and how I feel. This brand entails more than just fashion design…the Threads by Dreads is about showcasing the evolution of modern, African wear. I yearned to create something that is original and unique, while still incorporating my
Ghanaian culture. I dived into fashion head first, without the basics and foundations of the fashion industry or sewing experience. So with that
caveat, I challenged myself to learn as much as possible in order to make my designs come to life. It is imperative for me to stay fully grounded
with the roots of my ancestors and perpetuate the sustenance of my heritage.

How have you found the competition fashion industry?

Honestly I feel as though when innovative and daring designers come together…the possibilities are truly endless! I would love to collaborate
with the right people! I design and wear clothing that isn’t common. However from what I have learned, the fashion industry is extremely
competitive. For starters, staying on top of fashion innovation, new skills and resources is imperative. As a business, I am successful because of my valued customers, it is crucial that I hear them out in order for me to serve them effectively.

Christiana Threads by Dreads Image

 

Describe a typical working day in your life?

Currently, a typical day for me includes, fulfilling orders, communicating and networking ( a lot via email, text, social media, meetings and phone
calls), in addition to production and operations, I also stay on top of future opportunities for fashion shows, sponsorships and retail events.
Did I mention that I also have a full-time job? 🙂

If you could go back in time, what will you do differently with regards to the brand?

Ha! Looking back on the journey thus far…I would say I should’ve sat my butt down to acquire more skills from Sewing/Fashion classes and connect
with exemplary pioneers in the industry. For me, the desire to keep learning is what keeps me going, I want to know the dynamics and mechanics
of the fashion industry, operations, design and successfully implementing everything from ‘A’ to ‘Z’. It’s never too late to begin a new adventure
and learn something new!

Threads by Dreads Picture

 

Can you tell me about your new collection? What should we expect?

With our new line up, you can expect to see new designs from our Fall/Winter wear. In our upcoming unveiling, you can expect to see pull
over jackets, shirts, skirts, dresses and blazers in the coming months. Our clothing is not gender specific, fashion is for everyone!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from a variety of sources. My most memorable inspiration comes from my mother, she was truly a woman of style and
grace! I remember how she would proudly wear custom pieces made from Ghana and add accessories to complete her ensemble. May God continue to keep her. I could be reading a magazine or blog, watching the news, exercising at the park or attending a runway event…fashion and design surrounds us, it’s in nature and encrypted in the walls of our temples. Oddly enough, I also get my inspiration from the designs I don’t like. I’m always scouting for ways in which I can capitalize on opportunities of making improvements. Constructive criticism is my friend. 🙂

Threads by Dreads African Shorts Image

 

Where do you see Threads by Dreads in 5 years?

This is such a tricky question…lol. I’m the kind of person who believes the sky is not the limit and opportunities can present themselves at any
given time. Threads by Dreads will continue to build a positive brand that evokes on the abundance of beauty and talents that originate from Ghana.
As a business, the brand will make wholesome partnerships and mutually beneficial collaborations that will ultimately get our merchandise in
retail stores globally.

What do you think of the Fashion and Style Police blog?

I have been a fan of the Fashion and Style Police Blog for a while now. I love how Stella covers everything from the latest issue of Cosmopolitan,
and skin care to in-depth product reviews. She is an all-around genius when it comes to covering real life, heart-felt stories and delivering the
hard-core facts. And she’s honest!

Threads by Dreads Image

 

Thanks for the compliments Christiana.

I love this beautiful collection. It is so African, so beautiful…The models are really working it too..

You can shop Threads by Dreads collection. They offer free US shipping, and they ship worldwide, which is fab.

What do you think of this brand and the collection? Please share in the comment section.

 

 

 

Advertisements

OOTD: Back to the Roots

African Skater Skirt Image

Say hello to my first outfit post in the month of April, and it is an ode to my African roots. This skater African print skirt was a gift from my mum. I wore it for the first time some days ago, and I got quite a lot of good compliments from so many people. I guess it caught so many eyes because it is a very colourful, different skirt, just what you need to see on a dull, gloomy day.

Back to the Roots Picture

Outfit of the Day Image

Growing up, I wore quite a lot of pieces like this skirt. In fact, half of my wardrobe would consist of african printed skirts, trousers and dresses, and I loved it. You won’t see this skirt or anything like it on the high street, which makes it even more precious.

Every now and again, I will like to mix my African pieces with my regular pieces, and create a very different look, so keep reading Fashion and Style Police, a lot of fashion and style inspiration coming your way.

Fashion Inspiration Image

African Fashion Image

I found it incredibly easy to style this custom-made skirt. I love seeing lace paired with African prints, maybe because I have seen a lot of lace African outfits over the years. I think they complement each other perfectly so I went for the look, and I think it turned out great.

Fashion and Style Police OOTD

I am also happy to see spring has finally sprung. How is the weather where you are?

What do you think of this outfit? Sound off in the comment section.

 

WHAT I WORE

Black Lace Cardigan – Dorothy Perkins

Burgundy Lace Top – Dorothy Perkins

African Print Skater Skirt – Custom Made

Black Heels – Faith Shoes

Gold Bag – Michael Kors

Watch – ToyWatch

Earrings – Alexi London

 

PS: Alexi London is offering my readers a 15% discount. All you need to do is use blogger15 at the checkout.

Happy Shopping.

error: Content is protected !!