CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN FASHION • ART • CREATIVE PRODUCTION. WRITING ABOUT PROJECTS I HAVE BEEN A PART OF, CRITIQUES/OPINIONS, AND MY GLOBAL EXPERIENCES.
Not your typical fashion blog and not your typical blog. It exists to serve as an intellectual platform and creative space to share ideas and critiques about fashion and as many of the things and phenomenons it is related to. It aims to push boundaries in fashion and to establish genuinity in the days that we live through.
Carmela Myles Masika is a self directed fashion creative, global public speaker, and international fashion and art blogger. Graduated from The International Fashion Academy (IFA Paris) in Paris, France with an MBA in Global Fashion Media her aim is to become a creative director in the fashion industry with the goal of working with luxury brands and fashion press stations such as magazines and the like to educate the public on fashion and its global culture influence as well as sharing her critique on fashion.
In the past four years Myles Masika has had the opportunity to travel all around the world. Travel itineraries have been focused on art and fashion marketplaces thus, developing an extensive relationship with textiles and design. In time her understanding of fashion and its historical context has been broadened.
Global research includes In Hoi An, Vietnam she had the opportunity to stay at the Silk Village and learned how they cultivate silk in order to create silk thread and weave silk textiles from the ground up. In Rome MylesMasika attended the opera to study the costumes and stage design. In Paris and Madrid she frequented historically influencing museums such as the El Prado, El Reina Sofia, and the Louvre, to analyze and study the exhibits and special collections.
During her time in Shanghai, she explored District M50, a hidden gem of art studios and exhibits. Amidst getting lost in the art maze MylesMasika was able to discuss with designers about their process and their stories. In Shenzhen, China she has had the opportunity to learn more about the production and business side of the fashion industry such as sourcing fabric, as they are a hub for global production. While in Tokyo, Seoul, and Naples, she saw some of the best street fashion in her life and seized the moment to get into her fashion photography. In Morocco, particularly in Chefchaouen, also known as the “Blue City,” she explored the many textile markets and learned about the textile dyeing process. This is only a very tiny portion of her research and engagement in the fashion and arts industry.