DMV native Alasia Shalai recently launched Shalai Studios a clothing line rooted in streetwear and contemporary fashion. Now based in Los Angeles, her debut collection ” Tomboy” is a simple yet well executed assortment of a t-shirt, sweatpants, hat and hooded sweatshirt.With a background in advertising marketing from FIT in New York and a longtime interest in fashion Shalai wanted to create streetwear for women.
In a phone conversation with Snobette Shalai expresses her inspiration for the line and says. I wanted to create streetwear for the girl who like me, marches to the beat of her own drum. That woman who can rock her sweatpants with sneakers or high heels with equal confidence, hence the “Tomboy” series will be an ongoing theme for the line.”Shalai also cites Matte Brand clothing founder Briana Shanee Wilson as a friend and mentor whom she consulted prior to launching her line in 2015. In true streetwear style Shalai Studios plans to release pieces through several deliveries per season. The pieces from the current summer lookbook photographed by Shalai herself is available on Shalaistudios.com.