“Fashion Jams: Beauty and The Beat” is quickly approaching and soon will see 10 unique
designers collection grace our runway. Kontrol is bringing together fashion and music, highlighting the best acts and designers that Atlanta has seen. KontrolBeauty had the chance to converse with one of Fashion Jams unique designers Mia Carreras. Carreras discussed her debut line, vision, and goals.
Mia Carreras hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia where she embraced her love of fashion at a very young age. “I have always been into fashion since high school. It stems from my mom and the way she dresses.” Carreras attended New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology where she obtained a degree in Fashion Merchandising Management and Fashion Design. Mia started working in New York at Sean John where she was the executive assistant to the VP of Retail, from there she became the account executive at AKADEMIKS overseeing the Southeast territory in wholesale accessories and in her current position she lives in Atlanta as the Inventory/Data Analyst for Macy’s. Carreras has quite the experience. “I never wanted to pigeon-hole my creativity and design pieces, so I decided to step out on faith in order to give back to the world through fashion and creativity.”
Carreras is very influential and inspiring. As a designer and business owner, she believes a clear vision is required. “I think they have to have a vision not just current but future. I get my visions from meditating, blocking everything out and focusing on the future. Looking outside the United States and looking at things that aren’t popular.” She balances her creativity through details. As far as the fashion industry she believes “everything has its niche. It’s a place for everyone in the world of fashion. It’s an opportunity for everybody.”
Debuting at the Fashion Jams, “I’m excited, nervous, and anxious” she says. Carreras collection is meant to tell you a story. Through the amazing details, color schemes, and fabrics it will leave you speechless. “This reflects me. That nine to five cooperate women or business women. My whole line is just a reflection of me.” Catch Carreras collection at Fashion Jams: Beauty and The Beat on December 9th at 8 p.m.
Written by @leahgordone