Nicacelly Remix Project & Collection:
Where it all began
For thirteen years, beginning in 2002, I was a fashion designer. I had a big vision: to create a clothing line that, with each season, took out more and more of the intrinsic problems of contemporary fashion production: sweatshops & ecologically irresponsible textile production to name two.
I started with gear from Hieroglyphics, a record label I worked at when I first moved to California. I'd cut up damaged tour tees or overstock that had been sitting around into women's tees, dresses, skirts, etc. The color and juxtaposition between traditional textiles and hip hop were a reflection of the brilliance of the early oughts in the Bay Area. The Remix Project was live!
Shortly in 2004/5, I began to design for a cut-and-sew collection. I worked with new textiles- ones that begged a more considerate environmental impact, like soy jersey, bamboo, and dead stock ikats, quilted denims, and whatever I could find.
The foundation for this multi-hyphenate life, I retired the brand in after the last collection in spring of 2015.
Project Dates: 2002-2015