San Antonio, USA based designer
Can you introduce your brand and yourself in a few sentences?
My name is Golden Skyy I’m the owner of Golden Skyy Atelier and Golden Skyy Fashion Design Prep Studio LLC. I am Native American (Mayan) and located in San Antonio, TX, USA. We are the C.I.A of Fashion—Cutting-Edge, Intelligent & Audacious. The Golden Skyy woman and man is a complex, innovative soul that captivates the spirit, of time with captivating futuristic digital graphic prints, tailoring and the love for futuristic couture in modern day apparel. Our brand stands in the name of love, positive growth and uniting all walks of life.
What sparked your interest in fashion design?
Growing up at a young age, my mother and father inspired me. My father was a tailor and my mother was a seamstress. She loved the traditional hand-crafted work of beading, embroidery, gowns, and Haute Couture. My parents never wanted me to pursue a career in fashion design. However, after losing my step-father to cancer, I have embarked on this mission to carry my parent’s legacy.
Can you describe your creative process?
I am heavily influenced by our world, couture, movies and my mission to spread world peace through my brand and promote love! I am Native and have my spiritual practices that keep me in line with a higher energy frequency. I do deep meditation when searching to design a new collection. Whatever messages I receive during my meditation I start sketching and see what I come up with. I surround myself with like-minded individual with a good Sense of humor! I love to laugh and the saying “enjoy what you do and you do and you’ll never work a day in your life!”
What is your favorite part of being a designer? What drives you to design?
My favorite part about being a designer is creating their identity and making my mark in history by embedding my design DNA into our industry for future designers to be inspired!
What drives me to do design is that I get to use my platform to spread love, joy, abundance, and unite all walks of life. I’m just a wandering soul that is on a mission to spread love through my gift of making clothes.
How do you find working as a designer where your brand is based? Has the culture/surroundings affected your design aesthetic? Do you feel connected to your home?
Working in San Antonio, TX, USA is excellent for any NEW business that is starting up. Texas is feasible for profitable growth. However, it is challenging being in a slow market that is not up to speed with our industry. The culture and people of Texas is what won my heart, and that is why I choose to grow my brand here. My surroundings don't affect my design aesthetic, and I pull my inspiration from my deep meditation, dreams, travel, and other spiritual guidance.
I never felt in my whole life I could call a physical place my home. I don't find myself tied down or like to put labels on where I would call "home." I am not a native of San Antonio and moved here about five years ago. If I had to call a physical place home that would be Las Cruces, USA.
In anticipation of your runway show at Vancouver Fashion Week, what are you most looking forward to?
Getting the international exposer that I have been working on for over 16 years! Meeting all of the amazing designers from all over the world and spreading the word of love! We are also taking this opportunity to find and search for our forever home! Yes, we love Vancouver that much! This is a trip of a lifetime for us! We are so grateful to be finally be taking part in a fashion week on a global platform.
What is the inspiration behind your S/S20 collection to be showcased at Vancouver Fashion Week?
The collection “Annihilation” is inspired by the theory of what the Golden Skyy Brand is—a complex, innovative soul that captivates the spirit, of time. In the collection, you will find stimulating cool metallic colors that will awaken your spirit. My S/S20 collection features futuristic digital graphic prints, neoprene, 3D spacer mesh, Alençon lace, organza, chiffon, tailoring and the love for couture. Golden Skyy stands in the name of love, positive growth, unity, abundance and bringing all walks of life together with his captivating aesthetic.
What are you hoping are the reactions from audiences seeing your designs (perhaps for their first time)?
Our industry is continuously changing! Throughout my life, I have fought my way through every obstacle you can imagine. The Golden Skyy brand is happy to have this opportunity to showcase, and we are just happy to be there, honestly. We work hard and put our best foot forward we leave it up to God and the universe to guide us to where we need to be in life. We work in silence and allow our passion, heart, joy and abundance to speak for its self. We are bringing our “A” game! And then some.
Thank you for speaking with us, Golden Skyy! We look forward to seeing your brand on the Vancouver Fashion Week Runway.