“Be comfortable with the uncomfortable,” says Timeekah Murphy.
Murphy is the founder of Alani Taylor, a luxury streetwear brand with an eccentric style that is transforming fashion. Her gender-neutral statement pieces are innovative and an indicator of her aesthetic, mixing different patterns and colors that usually do not pair together. It is a reflection of how fashion to her means freedom. “I feel that fashion should be a free thing for everybody,” states Murphy.
Murphy’s fashion story starts in 2010 when she self-taught herself how to sew while serving in the military. She wanted to express her different and unique personality through her designs. Her self-taught skills eventually led her to participate in small fashion shows to showcase her creations and increase her exposure.