My mom, my sisters, my aunties, youth leaders, my mentors, and peers are all Women of Color and individuality is their superpower. The creativity and resourcefulness of the women who lift me up, inspires the design motif for each new print design.
I choose to focus on the things that make us unique to influence the design direction. Fashion, to me, is used as a means of storytelling and showcasing to its admirers the beauty of that individual perspective. My goal is for Love, D.Jenee’ to create a culture of individuality where the millennial woman can create their own lane and empower others to do the same; while remaining conscious of how what we do affects the world around us whether positive or negatively.
Inspired by my family values, my grandmother and sisters, I seek to disrupt normalcy and embrace the complexity of the individual by specifically showing that women are multifaceted and multilayered beings. Within each design holds three visual representations, an elephant, flower, or feminine body part, to showcase empowerment and endurance.
The #ElephantStrong symbol, the powerful insignia you see in all of the print designs, represents the power of the divine feminine. It’s a healing force beyond the physical world. The Divine Feminine is the positive expression of the feminine side of us that exists in both men and women. When you see this symbol remember that you are a force to be reckoned with.
“The elephant in the room is never the problem, never. It is the people who are ignoring it that is..” -unknown