Miami’s fashionistas gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Felio Siby’s first brick-and-mortar clothing store in Miami’s Design District.
Who is Felio Siby
In the fashion industry, what differentiates one designer from another is how they interpret their surroundings and draw inspiration from their experiences. For fashion designer Dominique Siby that inspiration stems from his culture. Growing up in his home country of Gabon, Africa, and later moving to Paris allowed Dominique to be exposed to a world that boasted both style and creativity.
Encouraged by the vision of his father to make remarkable clothing, Dominique set out to develop his own bold creations through his luxury clothing line, Felio Siby. Felio Siby design incorporates the culture of the three regions that the designer has inhabited. With every exotic skin and unique pattern, Dominique fearlessly continues to bring to life the vision of his father, all while bringing honor to the family name.
Dominique always wanted to be a fashion designer. “Every time I bought clothes I saw that they could have been done in another way. I always wanted to add something different,” he explains. It took a long time to make this dream of designing clothes happen because wearing clothes versus establishing your own clothing line is not easy and are two different things.
He’s involved in the entire process, from picking the fabric to the final product. Regarding the bags, it’s something that came while he was doing the clothing line. “Since I travel a great deal, I always loved duffel bags, and once I started working with exotics leather—python, crocodile, ostrich —I decided to create my own bags, and now I’m also doing women’s handbags and shoes.”
Dominique Siby is a longtime resident of Miami where he lives with his family.
In April, 2015 , he will open the first Felio Siby store in the most luxurious area of fashion in Miami the design district .