with Asma Kamara
dancer & fashion designer
All of our pieces are named after people, and there is often a meaning behind the names we choose. Is there a meaning or story behind your name?
Asma is an Arabic name, it means Sky.
Where are you from, and what brought you to LA?
I come from a Sierra Leone background but I was born in Virginia and raised in New Jersey. I moved to LA about 10 yrs ago with my mother when she remarried.
What is your favorite medium to express your self through?
I would say fashion design which has led me to start my own brand, and dancing.
When did you start dancing?
I began dancing 5 years ago, I still consider myself new to it because previously for so long i was too shy to ever dance.
Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
I did have an imaginary friend! I was never alone but always felt lonely, so it helped.
What is your favorite song right now?
Mr Eazi - Supernova. It’s been on repeat since it dropped lol.
Any fun or random facts about you you’d like to share?
I used to play the violin, and I hope to learn the guitar someday.
Photos: Sophia Schrank