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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is your favorite song right now?

Mr Eazi - Supernova. It’s been on repeat since it dropped lol.

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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

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Last but not least, what’s your favorite piece from the collection?

My favorite Eyed piece is the Rhea (boob) necklace! haha. i’m all about freeing the nipple.

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