5Q’S WITH…DESIGNER OMAR JERMAINE
Name: Omar Jermaine
Job title: Designer, Creative Director
and Founder of the Omar Brand
In the field(s) of: Fashion Design
Originally from: Virginia Beach by way of New Jersey
Motto to live by or 1 childhood lesson that stuck with you thru today: If you believe, anything is possible
THE 5 Q’S:
Talk a little about your past design experiences and tell us how OmarXOmar came about?
In the past I have designed for a lot of brands who’s esthetic has not been in sync with my design belief system. The brands that were developed during my career did allow me to experiment and raise the level of the expected industry standard. But, the scope of the Urban market is a limited one and my need to grow as an artist helped me to make this decision. "Omar" the bespoke collection came from my desire to create what I am truly passionate about, the redefinition of the essential men’s wardrobe.
What differentiates Omar from the rest of the pack?
The attention to detail is what separates me from the rest. Hand finishes, luxurious fabrics, elegant tailoring and masculine but sexy styling are a few of the elements that are a part of my aesthetic.
Where do you see fashion and style heading in the next 5 years?
I see the "Exclusive Luxury" market expanding because the need for Individuality will become more important over the next few years.
Things that influence and motivate me?
I am influenced, inspired, and motivated by life and all of its imperfections. And besides "When all else fails look good."
Mac or PC and why?
MAC have you seen the commercials?