FearlessWallFlowerline showcased a variety of Africanprint designs at the Fashion Sizzle New York Fashion Week Fashion Show,which is a platform for independent designers.
Garley and Janelle started their clothing line in May of 2015. They met through mutual friends; they both were doing separate clothing lines, but had the same goals without knowing. Garley’s clothing line was called “Fearless”.
The goal for her clothing line was to wake people up from living other’s dreams, and to start living theirs. And she believed the best way they could go about it was to stop being so fearful and just do it. Janelle’s clothing line was called “Blooming Wallflower”.
Her clothing line came from her being shy, and wanting to come into her own, blooming to the world as well as letting others know it’s okay to go after what you want. Her goal was to also let people know that you don’t have to be so scared, but rather put that aside and focus on being happy and doing what you love.
The clothing line came about when Garley texted Janelle one day and suggested that they work together. Excitement was Janelle’s initial reaction but she was still a little skeptical. She then agreed because they both needed a partner and also they knew it was harder working by themselves. They came up with the name for their clothing line “FearlessWallflower” by integrating both lines and their personalities together.
The goals that they had for both brands were the same, Janelle is more on the shy side and Garley is more on the talkative side, so they even each other out. They decided to do more African prints in their clothing because they both have African backgrounds, and they love the prints as well. Garley is Liberian and Janelle is half Jamaican and African American. Their line is Afro-Urban inspired, incorporating both the African prints with the urban style. Both of their style is urban, but they always wanted their clothing in cool African prints rather than traditional African garment. Separately they couldn’t find what they wanted, but once they came together everything fell into place.
Their focus as of now is Women’s clothing and a few Men’s items. Later down the line they plan on making children’s clothing, home goods, etc. The people they are focusing on right now are the people who are not afraid of change and are willing to join them on this journey in accomplishing the goals that they set out for themselves. Their Future goal is to become a household name.