We never know who we will run into in the fashion community. I’ve been blessed to meet quite a few talented and creative individuals over the past few months, and every time I meet a new friend in fashion I learn from them. There is always an opportunity to offer support and to share in their view of the world. That’s what happened when I met Drelyn Harris of Beyond Image, a young Haitian-America wardrobe stylist living in Washington, DC by way of Florida.
Drelyn invited me to his fashion showcase, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I wanted to ask a lot of questions when he presented me with the invitation, but I decided to just wait and see. When I arrived at the showcase on that rainy night to what appeared to be just another row-house in Northwest Washington, DC, I was pleasantly surprised to open the door to a very modern art gallery. My amazement did not end here; when the showcase began I was wowed again, from beginning to end!
Drelyn told me that this showcase was meant to show his personality as a stylist. He featured a range of looks from swimwear and day to night apparel . The looks, all pulled together by Drelyn from various boutiques designers were put together phenomenally. An even better treat was to know that he designed most of the outerwear featured on the models and some of the neck-wear. The collaboration with hairstylist Alisa Hampton and jewelry designer Sha’ “Deuces” Holland of Darnell’s Closet was a match made in style heaven. With the showcase, Drelyn provided a fashion and art collaboration that was definitely Style Stamped!
The swimwear in the first scene was provided by designer Bernard Moore of Bath House Swimwear, Inc. I loved the colors and the patterns, and the added clear overlay that made these styles runway ready!
The second scene was presented primarily to highlight the avant garde hairstyles created by stylist Alisa Hampton. She was definitely giving life with these styles! Peep the all white dress and all white face mask, an accessory very right now on the runways.
The final scene was very high-fashion and really showed Drelyn’s styling skills for evening wear as a stand-out but sophisticated look. The theme color was black, and he built off of this baseline color using exaggerated jewelry, leather neck-pieces that he designed, and a hint of pattern throughout the scene.
Drelyn’s skills have been sharpened throughout his fashion career. He’s lived in Atlanta, where he worked with several designers and local artists such as The Dream, Lil’ Scrappy, and a few ladies from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He worked with VH1 on the second season of Basketball Wives, where he assisted with a fashion show, one of the personal highlights of his career. A graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU), he engaged in the local fashion scene and on campus, styling and directing numerous fashion shows. Although he majored in Computer Information Systems, he began to take his fashion career seriously after he graduated. That is the power of art and fashion!
Currently, Drelyn works with a local TV station in Washington, DC and styles fashion show’s for companies such as Macy’s. Be on the lookout for more of Drelyn and Beyond Image!
*Interested in bookings for styling please contact BeyondImage08@gmail.com.
I can’t wait to go to another Beyond Image event. It was a fashion party!
Certain photos courtesy of Valdez Williams (contact him at ValdezW@gmail.com).