The Ivory Collection on the Runway 2016 Live in Chicago
Owner of The Ivory Collection, an elegant and calm understated luxury brand, Tanya Ivory Mayes loves creating items that bring joy, peace and a sense of wellbeing. “I am inspired by beautiful fabrics and the transformative power of fashion. No matter how you are feeling, the clothes make you feel beautiful; I feel like I was born to do this.”Dresses feature romantic embellished hand beading over sheer or lace bodices in bright colors such as peach, soft blues, grays toppled with the color wine, a must have staple color for the holidays. Each piece in Tanya’s new collection is crafted by hand; despite these meticulous details, the fashions sell at affordable retail price points indicative of the collections quality taste of style.
Founded in 1991, The Ivory Brand has evolved to encompass visual arts, costume design, fashion, home interior and accessories. Today the multi-talented Tanya Ivory Mayes continues to express her originality & creative design abilities as a fashion designer and fine artist. Tanya is an award winning designer who studied design at the University of North Texas. The Textiles and Costume Institute of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston awarded her the Honorable Mention, as she received the 1996 Ready-To-Wear Fine Arts Fashion Award. The Ivory Collection has been featured in WWD and other publications. Tanya has worked in the field of television and film assisting Costume Designer, Stephen Chudeji as a Costumer and extra for the ABC movie, “King of The World, Muhammad Ali: The story behind his early years,” which starred Terrence Howard. She has also traveled the country participating in various runways shows including the Black Fashion Week USA events held in Chicago, IL and abroad. Mayes, who has over 20 years of fashion design experience demonstrates from concept to completion her ability to sketch, draw, drape, cut, sew, match fabrics and make her own patterns which makers her a rare jewel among so many contemporary designers today. Tanya is currently showing her new 2016/17 Collection she presented during New York Fashion Week at a local gallery in Houston, TX.