We had the opportunity of meeting Miss Meagan Ollari, an up and coming designer from New Jersey making waves in the Fashion World here in NYC. Not only did we get a chance to meet her, she invited us to her fabulous apartment in Astoria and we played dress up with our favorite pieces in her collection!
Our friends at Salon Hecho, in the Lower East Side were so gracious to let us shoot in the collection. The pieces are absolutely incredible, feminine, edgy & bold!
Where did your inspirations come from to design the line? My inspirations for my designs are derived from literally anything and everything around me. Motifs, architecture, art, people, and my travels naturally inspire me…. different cultures especially. This particular collection [SS2015] was inspired by my love for the 60’s MOD era intertwined with African-esc motifs. I incorporated ethnic beadwork and embroidery into breezy silhouettes from the 60’s and 70’s.
For whom did you design this line? What kind of woman? My niche is women ages 18-35. She is confident, outgoing, independent and sensuous. The Ollari woman is eccentric and daring. She works hard and plays harder. My woman embodies many of the same characteristics as do I; and as I always say, I essentially design for myself. It’s easy to capture the essence of whom I design for when I am the visionary, living the life and wearing the collections.
What is your own personal style? If you had to title your style, what would you call it? To be honest, my personal style is ALL over the place! I would call it “Chameleon Chic”. It’s super interchangeable depending on my mood (which changes a lot!). I love to dress up some days in a super feminine look then be a complete tomboy vibe the next.
Where can we shop your line? Once my shipments arrive, you will be able to purchase my collections off of my website www.Ollari.com. I am also participating in a few popup shops in the NYC area in the upcoming months so anyone can shop my collection on-location! In addition, I am working toward getting my line into various department stores and contemporary boutiques. Ultimately, I plan on selling my collections in exclusive Ollari boutiques nationwide as well as international locations.
What celebrity do you identify with most style wise? Good question, hmmm I would have to say a mixture of both Beyoncé and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I identify with Beyoncé’s curve-hugging silhouette choices and ability to mix it up from casual to class and sass . I can also identify with the Olsen twins’ boho-chic vibe.
Here’s the beautiful, talented super woman behind the collection!
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Photos shot at: Salon Hecho
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