Making Moves: Designer Brea Stinson’s New Partnership

By on November 9, 2017

Armed with a business degree from Clark Atlanta University, an innate sense of fashion and fervor for design, costume designer Brea Stinson honed her talent working under some of the  the industry’s top contenders including Patricia Field, Dave Thomas and Tameka Foster.  Evolving from assistant to key stylist, Brea established an impressive and diverse clientele of her own including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Will and Jaden Smith, Justin Bieber and Kelly RowlandThe talented creative has also been able to partner with international brands like T-Mobile, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, State Farm and more.

 

We caught up with the Costume designer recently to discuss her brand and her partnership with an empowering female beauty brand.

EL: How did you get started in design?

BS: I was always a designer. I started as a stylist and eventually developed a niche. More and more I begin to do custom pieces for different clients or projects and in 2010 I really returned to my love of design.

EL: You’ve worked with an impressive list of entertainment giants. Who has been your favorite client or project?

BS: Wow, there’s a few…A light up suit I did for Zayn Malik. The design was a intricate mix of leather and sued  for a motor suit. I only had 24 hours notice to get it done so I stayed up all night studying LED lights. I was actually at Disney with my family and worked all night to get it done. I’m very proud of the way it turned out. As far as clients, I would have to say Jay Z. He’s such a revolutionary. I’ve witnessed his progress from jersey’s to button downs and suits…He has so much natural confidence and is very secure in who he is as a man. I appreciate that about him. I also really love how he treats his team. Will Smith is the same way. Just pleasant and personable. Treats everyone like family. His team works hard and it inspires me to work even harder. He offers so much wisdom.

EL: Tell us a about your new partnership with Tampax.

BS: I’m so excited! Tampax and the Always Radiant Collection and I have teamed up for #RadiantDanceOff. It is a national online dance competition that officially launched in late October, and it is exclusively open to majorette teams at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The winning HBCU dance team will receive a donation of $25,000 to cover team expenses and custom uniforms designed by me. Working with some of the biggest entertainers in the world, I know how important it is to have high-performance dance gear that is both stylish and functional, something HBCU majorettes can relate to.”

A recent survey conducted by the Always Radiant Collection found that a quarter of African-American women avoid dancing while on their period, and nearly half of African-American women bring a jacket or sweater to wrap around their waist during their period when they’re going out to meet friends or on a date. We are aiming to encourage black women to feel empowered and confident to dance no matter what time of the month it is.

EL: That is an amazing initiative. How can we vote?

BS: The voting period is now until Nov. 15 at noon EST. The top five videos with the highest number of votes will be judged to determine the winner. So get to voting! Details can be found at radiantdanceoff.com.

Keep up with all things Brea via social media…@breabstar on IG and twitter and my website is www.stinsonhaus.com

 

 

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