NEW YORK — A Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, teenager is making a reputation for herself; she’s being featured on the Academy Awards in March, however not for her appearing chops — for her shoe designs.
It is a massive step in her style profession; fourteen-year-old Amira-Dior Traynham-Artis is making strikes in Hollywood along with her shoe line, which is being featured on the Oscars.
“Oh my gosh, the Oscars,” Amira-Dior mentioned.
A number of years in the past, the center schooler began designing garments and footwear, and got here up along with her firm, known as Lane 1.
“This was the primary shoe that I made … I like, like, nude colours,” Amira-Dior mentioned.
Her mother may see she was critical about it, so that they discovered a producer in Italy.
“Mainly what we do is we design the shoe on-line … It is made to order,” Amira-Dior mentioned.
She constructed a web site and turned her party right into a model launch get together, and her shoe line took off.
The administration firm S.W. Roseburgh discovered her, after which simply few weeks in the past, they known as Amira and her mother with a suggestion they will always remember.
“They want you to come back out to L.A. and supply this sneaker for celebrities attending the Oscars,” mother Kenesha Traynham-Cooper mentioned. “I used to be like, ‘What!?'”
“Is that this even actual? I am unable to imagine I am right here,” Amira-Dior mentioned.
She’s hoping some massive celebrities discover her footwear and put on them on the crimson carpet, particularly one particularly.
“I like Zendaya a lot,” she mentioned.
Now, with assist from one other native Brooklyn model — Gernie Firm — Amira’s targeted on getting 75 footwear solely made simply in time for the Oscars, the place they will be on show within the DPA Luxe Present Suite within the week main as much as the award ceremony.
“For me, it doesn’t matter what the duty is, if I actually have my thoughts set on it, particularly in the case of artwork, I will do it,” Amira-Dior mentioned.
She says being an Oscar-worthy designer means massive footwear to fill, however she has little question she is going to.