When In Doubt Wear RED.
In a world full of trends, Rednarim remains a classic…
“I chose to be true to myself and follow through with my dreams. We all have one life , dreams must be chased and with the right amount of work achieved.” – Donald Mirander
Life is not picture perfect but your outfit can be and elegance is the only form of beauty that never fades. Meet Donald Mirander, a beckon of hope and the designer behind Rednarim. REDNARIM is the name of a high fashion clothing brand that is the paragon of “ timeless sensation ” of pulchritude. The joy of dressing is an art and Donald Mirander is the artist behind this brand’s modern monarchy of style. Mirander creates pieces that are fit for Queens, and as such he makes every client feel like they are the Only Girl in the World. A Fashion Mogul in the making, Donald Mirander graduated at the Top of his Class with honors from the University of Technology, Ja with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Apparel Design, Production and Management.
Growing up, Mirander was always the go-to-guy for consultations when it came to fashion, his sisters and parties. At a tender age, he was able to combine wits and fashion personality to solve his sister’s problems of what-to-wear on outings he was much too young to partake in. A little practice and perseverance can go a long way, with no sewing experience prior to university and being the only male in the program, Mirander is the epitome of Self-Made.
Donald was raised in St Catherine by his grandparents; Myrtle and David Mirander along with his four siblings Tanice, Nicquay, Chantrell, and Shannon. He attended the Glenmuir High School and was actively involved in extracurricular activities such as Dance, Speech, and Drama clubs. He also has experience in the costume industry when he was working as an intern in the states.
“I have experience within the costume industry, I was able to bring things from what I’ve learned from that side over on the runway. It’s good to be able to mix things up and add a little more drama to the high fashion industry to make the pieces that i put out impeccable’- Mirander
“ What a fi yuh, cyaan be un fi yuh “ as this popular Jamaican proverb states, when translated into English means, “ What is meant to be yours will always be yours.” Since November 2014, Mirander has been a trendsetter and doing a remarkable job in the fashion industry in Jamaica. Donald Mirander has designed classy and sophisticated garments for powerful women in the society such as The Most Honorable Juliet Holness, the wife of the Prime Minister of Jamaica and Member of Parliament.
He has also designed and styled scholars such as Sherona Forrester, Jamaica’s Rhodes Scholar 2016 as well as Miss World and Universe beauties Sanneta Myrie ( Miss World 3rd runner-up, 2015 ) and Davina Bennett ( Miss Universe 2nd runner-up 2017).
He has also been a featured designer for the Caribbean’s Next Top Model. The A-list public figures, influencers and celebrity clients of Jamaica leaves this designer with a stamp of royal approvals.
“ Rednarim caters to women who are confident ; for those who know exactly what they are about. They are a cut above all the trends just leading with pure class. ” – Donald Mirander
A typical day for this designer is very hectic, it’s a one-man show and he has the leading role. He plays four parts in his own unique and eccentric way. The sewing, designing, consultations, and fabric huntings are all done by Mirander himself. He also travels overseas to accumulate the perfect fabrics for execution. For him, its all about the quality of the fabric and the comfort it brings to the client. Fashion allows individuals to create an identity that they are free to adequately express themselves with. Rednarim creates the aura that encourages the attitude of BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN.
Mirander enjoys the creative process, he describes it as letting the fabric speak to him; for an excellent fabric can create an excellent fashion statement. When the enthusiastic fashion designer is not busy in his studio, he is touring with a local radio station as the featured successful fashion designer to promote non-traditional career options such as fashion designing to high school students. He believes strongly in creative integrity and provides motivation to students about following their dreams. Fashion Designing is a contemporary career option for millennials.
“ I let them know that they can follow their dreams. They don’t have to become lawyers or doctors if that’s not what they want to become; they can be fashion designers” – Mirander.
Donald Mirander remains passionate about the groundbreaking opportunities that exist in the fashion world. He encourages citizens and officials of the nation to support and market local fashion brands to further showcase Brand Jamaica. Donald is inspired by the works of Von Maur, Alexander Mcqueen, and Oscar De La Renta. He has the support of his family and friends and that is something rare especially when a male pursues fashion as a career in Jamaica. He wishes to leave a legacy behind for his family especially for his nieces. He sets the path as an influencer for them to follow their dreams and aspirations. Outside of fashion, he is a citizen of the world; he loves to travel and being adventurous while learning about other cultures and their way of life.
“ Success is measured by the fulfillment one feels when he looks back at his journey and is proud of the legacy that is left behind, while inspiring others to do the same” Donald Mirander
Visit Rednarim on Instagram: