Today we’d like to introduce you to Dymond Warren.
Dymond, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always been passionate about sewing and design and about the experience of making someone look and feel more confident in themselves through what they wear. After designing my first dress my senior year of high school, I began to teach myself to sew and that was no easy task being that I taught myself for the most part… I couldn’t afford to go to a school like FIDM and I also felt like I wanted to learn at my own range and pace. After my first fashion internship, I knew I wanted to start my own business and be my own boss. Once I felt confident in my sewing abilities, I took 20$ and an idea for a tee-shirt I wanted to make and I told myself there’s no turning back now. Fun fact about me. I’ve never had a 9 to 5 job… it wasn’t until I stepped into design that I made any kind of money for myself. So my mentality when it came to the hustle of it all was always make sure your product supports your passion. I also made it a point to constantly teach myself more about fashion about design about business management about marketing I figured “if you know a little about everything, no one can say you don’t know anything”. Its been quite the journey eight years of trial and error and becoming a better person but I’m happy to say I’ve grown to range in sewing skills for basic leggings and tee-shirts to being able to make red carpet and bridal gowns!
Has it been a smooth road?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. But no one said this was easy. The fashion industry is face-paced, cut throat, ever-changing and requires a lot of your attention and energy. Especially doing it alone. From not having a job or any financial backing when I started my business I basically was making clothes to make money to afford to make more clothes lol. and without a college degree in fashion design it was a struggle to work hard and have my skills shine in a way that could still be respected despite not having a traditional background in fashion. I think the biggest struggle was learning to be proud of myself honestly. I’m a Capricorn and were workaholics and perfectionists and so I’ve always been super hard on myself when it came to my work. It didn’t matter what others felt about my work I had a sense of fulfillment in myself that needed to be filled and felt.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with D.Haleter – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Well, my brand name is D.Haleter (Dee-Altee) and it is a custom design business ranging from chic ready to wear pieces for men and women to formal wear for bridal and red carpet. We cater to all sizes and styles. I don’t like to use the word specialize because I feel like I put passion into all parts of my business and all clients but if I had to pick, I would say I am most proud of my formal wear. I’m happy to say I’ve dressed well over 200+ girls in the country in the last few years for senior proms and almost a dozen brides and bridal parties. Being a part of big moments like that reminds me why I started loving design in the first place! I like to think what sets me apart from other designers is the whole experience from the meeting the fabric selection to fittings I like to build a bond with my clients and personally help them be the best version of themselves when they wear something made by me 🤗
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Its Los Angeles! What isn’t there to love about this city. From the weather to the people vibe and energy LA gives especially to it’s creative’s and artist. Not many downsides to LA other than traffic lol. LA is home for me and that’s why I love being able to design for people here and all over.
- Website: Dhaleterdesigns.bigcartel.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/Dhaleterdesign
Models names Joia Talbott, Gia Banks, Aubrey Michelle.; Music artist Veronica Vega; stylist Demi Dorsey; photographers Aaron Lacy, Johnny Besos , J.Monroe , Charles Clemmons , Henry R Jones II