INDASHIO is an international celebrity fashion designer based in New York City. His unique luxury style has attracted many celebrities, socialites and fashionistas.
One of the youngest designers ever to show during New Your Fashion Week, the designer turned reality star received international acclaim including wining the VH1 'Glam God' series hosted by Vivica Fox. INDASHIO's countless celebrity clients and TV appearances has made him the fashion industry's one to watch.
INDASHIO has showcased in Antigua, Athens, Atlanta, Bahamas, Berkshires, Cayman Islands, Chicago, Dallas, Gaborone, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Kingston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Ocho Rios, St. Louis, Tampa, Tokyo, Toronto and Santiago.
Celebrities that adore INDASHIO include Amber Rose, Aubrey O'day, Amerie, Amanda Lepore, Christina Milian, Denise Richards, Eve, Johnny Weir, Kat De Luna, Kelis, Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Wixson, Lil'Kim, Nicky Hilton, Nicki Minaj, Patricia Field, Sessilee Lopez, Selita Ebanks, Shontelle, Theodora Richards, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Carlton, Vivica Fox to name a few.
INDASHIO and his brand have been featured in numerous fashion magazines such as ELLE, WWD, New York Post, Daily News, The Daily, Us Magazine, InTouch Weekly, People, Ocean Drive, The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun Times, The Boston Herald, Miami Heralds, The Miami New Times, Sun Sentinal, The Honolulu Advertiser, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, OK! Magazine, and Midweek. INDASHIO is also seen in blogs like New York Magazine's The Cut, Radar Online, Bossip, Media Take Out, Necole Bitchy, Concrete Loop, Micah Jesse and Hollyscoop.
INDASHIO can be seen on popular shows like Lifetime TV's 24 Hour Catwalk, MTV's '8th & Ocean', and 'MADE', VH1's 'Glam God', HGTV's 'Selling New York', NBC's 'Daytime', and news segments on FOX, CBS, CNBC.
Q&A with Indashio
How did you become a stylist, and now a fashion designer?
I started by giving my friends advice in high school and styling them. You always need a muse. My first muse was my sister. I love to create looks and styles
What's your design style?
Young, Sexy & Fearless!
Tell us something about your latest work, the American Dream Collection. What inspired you in this creation?
I was inspired by The American Dream. President Obama was my muse. He is someone who resembles the modern day American Dream and proves no matter who you are and where you're come from if you work hard and believe, anything is possible. I also was inspired by his support of human rights and gay marriage. He is a real leader and definitely an inspiration, so I did this collection as a tribute to him as well as to campaign his re-election. When he was reelected and gave his speech, it was a very moving moment for me.
What's the weirdest or most unconventional material you have worked with?
CD's, Newspaper, Old Shoes, Dog Toys have all been items I've used in my past collections you never know where your next inspiration will come from. That's why I LOVE DESIGN GENIUS, because it takes a real genius to think outside the box.
What's your favorite challenge on the show?
I love them all. In every challenge, I wanted to jump in there and make my own creations! So if I ever heard any of the contestants complain, it would boggle my mind because I knew they weren't exploring the possibilities. Being a Design Genius is first about Vision, then Execution.
My Favorite challenge on the show I would say would be the finale, but I don't want to give anything away.
What qualities make someone a Design Genius?
Vision. Passion. Execution
Which designer(s) in the competition impressed you the most? Why?
I was drawn to each of the designers for different reasons; they all had something. It was fun for me to see their imaginations come alive during each challenge.
I was very impressed with Ivana, her focus and her detail to craftsmanship. Other standouts were Sandro, Lalit and Anja.
What do you think was the most difficult part or challenge that the contestants have to face in the competition?
Making the unimaginable, fashionable! Time management, different personalities and _25,000 cash prize! Money changes everything and everyone wants to win!
In what way has the show inspired you as a designer?
The show has inspired me in many ways with my own collections I've taken inspiration from many of the designer contestants and seeing their ambition inspires me! I am looking forward to coming up with even crazier challenges in season 2.
Is there anything you'd like to share with us about any upcoming project(s)?
Yes, be sure to follow me on Twitter @indashio and buy my nail paint INDASHIO Black!
I'm currently in pre-production for my Decade of Designs documentary celebrating my 10 years in Fashion milestone