"𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨. 𝙈𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙨, 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮. 𝙒𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧", said Tyeakia Miles when I asked her about the inspiration for her designs.
The clothing she makes is biodegradable, upcycled and plant based. There will never be an animal product in Tyeakia's designs.
She is working on her new collection, named 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡. The designs in this line will feature crystal gemstones sewn into stretchy black fabrics. The dress in the last photo belongs to that collection.
The versatility, texture, life and color of her designs, as well as the ethical nature of her brand, inspired me to reach out to her.
Tyeakia's Cheerful Designs Designer Tyeakia Miles. A piece from her Clothes That Heal Collection
Photographers: Khalia Batts & Iásee Francis.