Stacie May | www.staciemay.com
A veteran of Fashion Week San DiegoTM, Stacie May is a designer to watch! She premiered her collection on the runway of Fashion Week San DiegoTM back in 2008. A young designer then, now… Stacie has blossomed into one of the more known names of fashion in San Diego. We couldn’t be more thrilled she is coming back with us bigger and better in 2012.
Stacie May is a San Diego based clothing company that offers versatile, fun, timeless clothing for women who want to be unique and express themselves as individuals. Pieces are not mass produced making each a limited edition. Stacie has a flair for experimentation with fabrics, colors, textures, and cuts that compliment curves making her style desirable to all shapes and sizes. Stacie May prides herself on being hands on throughout the entire design and production process. Everything is handmade in the U.S.A. Stacie also has a very philanthropist spirit and is very involved with community and charity projects.
What does fashion mean to you?
Stacie May: Fashion to me, means a way to be creative and express ourselves either as the creator or as the wearer. It’s a universal art form.
How did you decide to pursue fashion as a career?
SM: After many years of exposure to art in all of its forms, I decided that fashion seem to be the form I became most passionate about and fabric became my favorite medium.
What’s your dream for your career?
SM: My dream is to be able to continue to do what I love for a living by remaining in San Diego.
What do you absolutely love about being a fashion designer?
SM: I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get from completing a design and also the great feeling others express by wearing them.
What’s the philosophy of your brand?
SM: My philosophy is to always create things that make the wearers feel free to be unique and special yet beautiful. I believe in freedom to express who you are without rules and regulations to follow.
What do you love about San Diego and its culture?
SM: I love that everything about San Diego embraces diversity. From art to architecture, to cultural and ethnic differences, to music and fashion, lifestyle, and even culinary arts! This city is a big amazing pool of so many various things that are not sectioned out. It’s all mixed in together in so many ways throughout so many parts of the city.
How does San Diego inspire your designs?
SM: Having sunshine 95% of the time is inspiration in itself! Mostly I’m inspired by not only my surroundings but the vibe that’s here. It’s free, easy, and unique. Just like the goal for my designs.
What about Fashion Week San Diego are you most excited about?
SM: I’m excited to be able to show other cities and our own that we are serious about fashion here. We have a lot to offer the world as far as talent here in the San Diego fashion industry. It’s time to take an event to the next level and make the world take notice a bit.