PHOTO CREDIT CHRIS PAUL THOMPSON and the EDITOR IS RAFAEL ALEXANDER. Draya Michele is a stunning actress and model turned reigning fashion empress. Her career took off when she started appearing in top artist’s music videos including Kanye West, Usher, Nikki Minaj, The Game, and Jay-Z, among others. Draya Michele opened up about why she quit VH1’s “Basketball Wives: LA” after four seasons stating she was ready to focus her attention on more positive things- including her vastly growing clothing lines Mint Swim and Fine Ass Girls. Today she is mostly recognized and highly accredited as a successful entrepreneur, leading designer and powerful woman to watch!
Talk about a smart career move!
Draya’s designs are celebrated for their bold and unique color pallets and praised by the mass public for her assorted pieces, fashion-forward style and wide range within her collection including plus size and children’s wear, and adding men’s and lounge wear line options available.
From the streets to the runway to the red carpet, Draya originals can be spotted on everyone- including top A-listers and major social influencers in the biz like Zendaya, La La Anthony, Adrienne Bailon, Selena Gomez and Christina Milian.
Draya draws her inspiration directly from the consumers and fans thanks to her 4 million combine followers. She let’s them guide her, provide feedback and tell her exactly what they want to see more of… Draya chooses everything from the fabrics, design, and colors – she even does the original sketch work- but the power of connecting through social networks is what allows her the opportunity to deliver the fashion we crave!
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