Written by: Kyn Camille
As gorgeous weather and blooming cherry blossom trees made their debut appearances this month, so did the highly anticipated fashion showcase dubbed “Born in Black.” This event curated by Maya of Insignia MSA and Rickyah of Godmuva Garments, was an ode to Spring fashion as it occurred on the first of the month. When asked to identify the aesthetics of the show, the designers described sentiments of eccentrism and exclusivity. As I entered the event space, I felt just that. The setting of the show was ambient and alluring, as the city’s skyline lit up the runway on a charming rooftop in Northeast D.C.
I was fortunate enough to catch up with each designer and gain a little more insight on not only the Born In Black Show, but also their individual brands. Let’s meet the labels and designers behind the flyest fashion show of the season, Born In Black.
MAYA + INSIGNIA MSA
“INSIGNIA MSA is a subversive, dystopian, and cyber punk-inspired fashion label that provides high-quality, sustainable, and ethically made garments for futuristic individuals.”
RICKYAH + GODMUVA GARMENTS
“I think the best way to describe Godmuva is the brand for the effortless influencer. I really want to shy away from mainstream aesthetics. I love the edgy but sexy girl who has a slowly curated style of her own. If Godmuva was a person, she would be an antiheroine who loves the color black, of course.”