October 2, 2023


Unique & Classy

Surrey woman uses her love of fashion design to build self-confidence in youth

3 min read

Amber Snow found manner style by mistake.

In 2019, her then nine-12 months-previous daughter Kayzhia Snow, desired to experience performing in a runway show. So they travelled to the City of Angels. Los Angeles.

They did not like it.

But they made a decision to try yet again and Kayzhia was asked to model at a little clearly show in the Significant Apple. New York City.

This time was unique – Kayzhia cherished it.

As a hairstyling department head in the film industry, Amber supplied her competencies backstage, accomplishing hair and makeup. As she viewed the runway exhibit, she considered to herself, “I could do this, I could style my personal line.”

And that’s just what she did. She made her very own line and was soon acknowledged to demonstrate it.

From there it snowballed.

“People just saved asking, and individuals retained acquiring items and absent we go,” explained Amber, who life in Fraser Heights with her four children.

Given that the very first display in New York, she has finished 25 exhibits and experienced extra than 1,000 designs put on her styles. She has also registered as a enterprise, Kayzie Couture.

Kayzhia Snow and Mike Bazer at HiTechMODA demonstrate at the Edison ballroom and rooftop all through New York Style Week final period. (Submitted photograph)

One factor the 39-calendar year-aged one mom has acquired is that just about every clearly show will come at a cost.

“They’re not low cost,” Amber reported. “They’re quite high priced. And then, you know, you have to spend for the styles to appear, then fork out for your makeup staff, pay for your resort, your flight. It adds up incredibly speedily.”

For her lines, Amber models nearly everything. The outfits and jewellery. The hair and make-up. The only point she does not style is the sneakers. Kayzhia, now 13, injects her fashion perception into the designs as perfectly, bringing a youthful, far more stylish perspective, which balances nicely with Amber’s typical aptitude.

Inspiration for Amber’s styles will come from distinctive spots.

“We’ll go to Price Village and I’ll see like a unusual outdated necklace and I’m like, Oh, if I tear that apart, I could make a crown and do this and do that.”

And she only patterns one, maybe two of each merchandise.

“It’s far more like a residing artwork present for me,” said Amber, who figured out to sew from her mother whilst growing up. “I’m not making an attempt to get you to go and acquire that costume for the reason that it doesn’t exist anymore.”

With her operate, Amber provides younger persons a opportunity to get experience in the business and for versions, there are some perks. Individuals picked for a exhibit are given an outfit and they get their hair and makeup accomplished, alongside with a photo shoot.

But Amber did not want the knowledge to be confined to only those picked for versions. Persons who are not decided on can purchase what Amber calls an “experience bundle,” in which an outfit and photoshoot can be purchased. This way, the young person can even now encounter what becoming at a runway show is like.

For Amber, it is all about serving to younger people today create self-confidence.

“I do not treatment what age, what size, what gender you are, there is a location on a runway someplace for you,” she reported. “And if any individual tells you no, the answer is not no, just preserve wanting.”

To find out far more about Amber take a look at her internet site, kayziecouture.com.

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