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Meet Kashionn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kashionn.

Hi Kashionn, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My story started as a kid who always wanted to dress herself and pick out her own clothes, fashion was my ultimate way of self-expression. For one of my birthdays, my mother got me a subscription to Teen Vogue and that sparked the fashion research for me. Once I graduated high school, I started working in retail to learn the ins and out of fast fashion and retail. What I learned there helped me later build Girls From Planet Venus and have two “Kashionn,” aka fashion shows featuring local artists. I presented GFV at the second show to announce my end-of-event throwing and beginning my chapter as Kashionn, the Designer.

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. I do think that because I have a true passion for fashion (as cliche as it sounds), my brand is blessed. From loans to grants to going viral, GFV has had all types of ups. The downs happened too! GFV almost got sued lol when we went viral, I ran out of the item people wanted but Covid was the hardest adjustment for GFV. The factories went on breaks, prices increased, production and shipping times increased. But we don’t dwell on the bumps, they make for a great story.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am the owner, creator, direction, designer, the one who does it allow for Girls From Planet Venus. I specialize in making comfortable, cozy clothing for women by a black women. I’m proud of how women feel in my clothes. How much the women love everything, I make. What sets me apart from others is that I will not make men’s clothes *knock on wood* I know the money in it but I’m a girls girl. And I made GFV to make clothes for us by someone who understands the pains of shopping as a 20-year-old.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Growing up, I was very timid to be who so today. Like I knew the person I am today could be my reality but I was so scared of not making to her. I was loud, always DIYing things to add to my style, with my most iconic accessory being a bottle cap bracelet I got from Artscape. I loved accessories, ripped jeans and reading.

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@bysofiavidal @oliviacamillephotography

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