Ontavia Roulette is a fashion house for the creative soul, who wants to wear art. Ontavia began her fashion career in California ,Summer of 2015. Ontavia Roulette independently debuted her first Collection "Nymph's of the Forest" at New York Fashion Week in September of 2017.
In 2018 Ontavia Roulette relocated to Baltimore Maryland. Volunteering with the Emerging Art Advocates, Speaking at local college and universities about Fashion Design, and providing hands on experience for interns in the Atelier.
Ontavia Roulette has most recently Dressed Clients for Charitable Galas and the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Recently Ontavia Roulette completed her Second New York Fashion Week Runway Show September 12, 2019 “Before the Death of a Child’s imagination”
Ontavia Roulette's Design aesthetic reflect a collision of her operatic background, her love for art, film and history.
Ontavia Roulette's mission is to provide innovative persons with a diiferent sense of elegance by using creative materials and traditional craftsmanship to produce one-of-a-kind garments.
Located in Baltimore Maryland is Ontavia Roulette's Atelier. To know our brand is to understand that we are against fast fashion, and its practices. Fast fashion impacts the environment, labor laws, and the standards of fashion.
"...strive to keeping the tradition standards of dressmaking as I create each piece, while staying true to myself as an artist. I believe in handcrafted, handmade, music, painting, pain, spirituality, textiles, and exciting all of the senses. Working with both the finest quality materials available, and random materials, or anything that inspires me."
All garments are individually handcrafted here at Ontavia Roulette's Atelier. Ontavia Roulette is constantly in search for new ways to make a positive impact. Using recycled, unconventional fabrics/ materials, and made-to-order garments, are just a few of the processes we practice at our brand. Especially utilizing skilled artisans to be more ethical in our production.
"...My hands touch every piece that you see. I love my work. So having it in my hand molding it, embroidering it... feeling my creation come to life is a huge part of it's manifestation. It won't come to life unless I put myself into it."
Ontavia Roulette is a huge Advocate for Art and Education. Giving aspiring students the opportunity to work with her one on one a obtain a hands on experience at the Atelier. The internship allows students to travel to New York for New York Fashion Week, Photoshoots, Fabric Shopping and so much more. Ontavia also has the Roulette Fashion Scholarship given to students who study fashion.
"Student interns from the Institute or local universities to contribute to the studio life, they assistant at casting calls, shows, social media and so much more. With a incredible passion for Fashion. I love having young, brilliant, eager minds around."
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