In less than two years, MaBri Design and Company, named for owners Marissa and Brittny, has been able to make its mark on the independent fashion scene.
Fresh off winning the grand prize at the Fashion In The City event this past fall. Rolling Out sat down with Marissa and Brittny to talk inspiration, style icons, and all that MaBri Design and Company has lined up for the near future.
When did you know you wanted to be in the fashion industry?
Marissa: I knew as a little girl since I designed clothes for my dolls. I rarely dressed them in store bought clothes. I remember telling my dad that I wanted to be a fashion designer and he said, “You’re going to get a real job.” *He’s my biggest supporter, and I did. Now I’m going after my dreams and my first love — fashion.
Brittny: I’ve known since the sixth grade that I had an eye for fashion. I created my own custom designed look for my first fashion show then. Once we created MaBri I knew that we’d be a part of the fashion industry.
Who are three of your personal style icons?
Marissa: I’d have to go with Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Obama.
Brittny: My three faves are Toni Braxton, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Name a celebrity that you’d love to go shopping with?
Marissa: Latoya Luckett. She’s always dainty and very lady like in a stylish and stunning manner.
Brittny: I’d go shopping with LaLa Anthony in a heartbeat. I love her style of dress and overall fashion sense.
Tell us about your company MaBri Design and Company?
We founded the company in November 2013 in our hometown of Cincinnati. We offer fresh and new custom designs with an edgy style for women, men and children.
What’s next for MaBri Design and Company?
Progression. We just want to build upon the successes we’ve had thus far in winning various fashion competitions. We’re preparing to have our pieces featured in shows on both coasts. We’re ready to move forward in the fashion industry capitalizing on every opportunity received while working to develop and establish our own.
For more information and to view merchandise please visit MaBri Design on the following social networks:
Facebook – @Mabridesignandcompany
Instagram – @Mabridesignandcompany