September 2014: Futuristically Ancient


Behind the Mask: Interview with DOPEciety’s Denisio Truitt

Recently, at MoCADA‘s Soul of Brooklyn Launch and Concert, I was introduced to Denisio Truitt’s line, DOPEciety, which she described as afrofuture apparel. I was intrigued and so I interviewed her to find out the inspiration for her line and her plans for it. Read below:

1) How did you become interested in fashion and how did you start your clothing line, including creating its name? Who or what are some of your fashion inspirations?

My mother loves to tell the story of how I used to raid her closet at eight and nine years old and cut up her clothes to make outfits for myself. Eventually she taught me how to sew clothes for my dolls and then for myself. I’d have to say though I only really took an interest in fashion a little after college. I was artistically blocked (I’m a former English and Studio Art Major), so creating outfits and clothing became a different medium for self expression. I used to make…

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