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Conversations with Breyah Williams

Today we’d like to introduce you to Breyah Williams.

Hi Breyah, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am from Baltimore, Maryland, but attended a high school in Westminster, Maryland. As a teenager who moved away from all of her friends, I was pretty upset that I had to move out there. But while I was there, I attended a tech program and was able to explore talents that I was not aware of, the main one being sewing clothes.

(Everything does happen for a reason) That was truly the one thing that bought me joy whenever I was going through challenging situations. The first outfit that I designed for myself, outside of the tech program, was a prom dress. I attended prom with my boyfriend at the time and I made a black two-piece prom attire. Everyone fell in love with it and after that, I decided to continue pursuing the dream of becoming a fashion designer.

Throughout the years, I have struggled with mental health and it has had a huge impact on my life and my outlook on life. I didn’t have much hope for myself, but I remember somehow always finding a way to tell people that I know how to make clothes. Dealing with mental health, it is very challenging to stay hopeful and remember all of your gifts and everything that you are truly capable of.

But that doesn’t mean that everyone else around you also forgets. I worked at Macy’s from 2018 to 2019 and I can’t tell you how many customers I had personal conversations with, but it was a lot. And one of them never forgot about me. One day, I received a message asking if I could make a prom dress, I was not sure who the person was and she reminded me that she met me at Macy’s and that I told her I know how to make clothes, so she wanted to give me the opportunity to make her daughter a prom dress.

I was overly flattered, I cried. I just couldn’t believe it was starting to happen. Even after the dress, she was kind enough to let me design more stuff for her! It was an exciting feeling, so I continued and became more consistent up until 2020 when I took a pause due to my grandmother having cancer. Some family members and I had to take a lot of time out of our daily lives to take care of my grandmother who died of cancer in December of 2020.

Slowly after the death in the family, I started picking back up my design. By 2021, I began making more clothes again and started to sell them. By 2022, I published my website and began making prom dresses again. As I continued designing clothes, more clients started coming in.

And I loved every feeling of it. I just finished with prom season and now am moving on to my next projects. I am very excited to see what the future has in store for me.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road, at all. Having to deal with mental health and going back and forth to the hospital and having to care for a sick, dying guardian. Has been very challenging.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an upcoming fashion designer, who specializes in custom dresses/outfits.

My most proud moment is when I was asked to make 7 shirts in under 48 hours for a fashion show. I’m not sure how I did it, with still being in college and having assignments that were due, but I did it.

And they loved the shirts. What sets me apart from others is my ability to understand and work with people and assure my clients get exactly what they want, no matter the cost

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
Take your time. Nothing is a race and just enjoy your beautiful journey

Pricing:

  • $75 non-refundable deposit
  • Custom items start at $175
  • Prom dresses start at $650
  • Fabric and the $75 non-refundable deposit are included in everything.

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Image Credits
Williams Jones

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