Prolific females fill a void when deemed necessary and a revolutionary movement is born. Enter breakout clothing designer Erin Magee, a New York City transplant who left Toronto, Canada at 18 to do just that with the creation of her feminine streetwear label, MadeMe.
Combining an array of edgy garments with the iconic sass of Madonna, Erin serves the glam and gritty feminine set with a collection that is not limited to graphic tees, acid wash denims, hooded leather jackets and geometric leggings. The streetwear aficionado earned her designing credentials while at Umbro, heading up special collaborations with Kim Jones and Supreme.
Her eye for quality and innovation led to the current position she holds as Production Manager for Supreme, a brand focused on epitomizing the skate culture of downtown NYC. In 2007, Erin broke the mold to satisfy women looking for street-inspired garments with a feminine touch by forming the MadeMe label.
In 2009, the MadeMe label is stocked in over 35 stores throughout the world including cities like New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney and Los Angeles. Erin has shown her collections at Las Vegas’ Magic Tradeshow, Barcelona’s Bread & Butter Tradeshow and “Ladies First”, an independent tradeshow in Tokyo, Japan.
With four collections in tow, features in magazines such as Complex, Missbehave, GIANT, New York Post and NYLON, and attention garnered from female recording artists like Alicia Keys, there’s no need to scour the Internet and fashion stores for a reputable brand that embraces sexiness and edge; Erin Magee has the answer.
If you’re not already familiar with Erin, you’re sleeping! But don’t worry we got you! 😉 More after the jump!
Let’s get right into it and take a step into Erin’s world via the Vimby video below:
Erin shares a few of details from her life below:
A Q&A with Miss Erin:
1. What woman, besides your mom or grandmother, do you find inspirational?
2. How did you get your start?
Getting coffee for the guy who owned sportswear brand UMBRO when I was
22 years old. The rest is historyyyyy.
3. What has been your favorite piece or collection that you’ve created?
Black leather Motorcycle Jkt.
4. If you could design a piece or collection for anyone, dead or alive, who would if be and why?
Bustier for Jean Paul Gauthier. Seeing this on Madonna when I was 10 years old was my first REAL exposure to the power of fashion. I bought that same Bustier (yes the REAL ONE MADGE WORE) from a vintage dealer for $2500.00 a couple years ago. Its one of my most prized possessions.
5. What part of the design process is the most challenging and do you dislike the most?
Selling/Self promotion. I suck at that craaaap. (not very Madonna-like I know) maybe that’s why I admire her so much.
The answers Erin hit us with are short but oh-so-GOOD! Thanks again, Erin!
Below are some shots from the MadeMe FW08 and SP09 collections.
For a lot more on this incredible lady and her fabulous brand, visit MadeMe.com!
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