Today we’d like to introduce you to Cleah Murray.
Fashion has been a lifelong dream for Designer, Cleah Murray. At the age of 9, she decided to take one of her mother’s dresses and redesign it for herself. Soon, Cleah began making prom and wedding dresses for her own customers.
Later, Cleah decided to take yet another step in advancing her career in the Fashion Industry by enrolling and graduating from the Louisville Technical College of Merchandising and Design which is now Sullivan College of Technology and Design. Since then, her avant-garde vision and professionalism has allowed Cleah to work as a Designer, Consultant, and Educator.
Cleah Murray – The Designer/Brand magnifies the femininity of women by capturing the essence of sophistication in her signature details. Cleah, the brand, understands and appreciates the innate sense of style that appeals to the professional woman, having a hands-on approach in the creative process, including concept, selecting fine fabrics, and producing first samples. Cleah Murray is an internationally and nationally known Designer dedicated to giving her clients the Couture Experience. Cleah’s designs are favored by Celebrities, Socialites, and Fashionistas.
I love designing clothes for women who seek impeccable elegance and respect timeless influences in fashion. I’m often inspired by many disciples (architecture, visual arts, movies, etc.) from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’. The detailing was exquisite. – Cleah Murray
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As a women of color, the challenge I faced was the Fashion Industry taking me seriously. Once I realized my worth and what I have to offer the struggle became easy. I’m appreciated for the integrity, quality, and creativity of my brand. So, dreams or something that your passionate about will have struggles and challenges that are worth fighting for.
Cleah! – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’ve been in business for over 25 years starting in Louisville, Ky…and moved to Atlanta in 2000. Designing for women with distinctive taste and understands quality. I’m the Owner/Designer and Creative Director of my brand. We contract several seamstresses, assistant designer, and illustrators. We specialize in custom clothing for women. From ready to wear to bridal. We wholesale our ready to wear collection to several boutiques. We are known for custom bridal gowns and professional bridal alterations offered in house. I so proud to have sustain my business for years and helping young designers realize their dreams. What set me apart is the great customer service, quality of our garments and the attention to details/construction.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I personally define success in the sustainability of my business and in a position to help others fulfill there desire to becoming a designer. My criteria for success is waking up knowing you’re day will be great regardless of your circumstances.
- Address: Wagon Works
1514 East Cleveland Ave. Suite 110B
Atlanta, GA 30344
- Website: cleahdesigner.com
- Phone: 404.586.9729
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: cleahcouture
- Facebook: cleahcouture
- Twitter: cleahcouture
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