In essence, we all go through the struggle of figuring out our destiny. We all seek one thing that will give us fulfillment in life. Its that something that can developed into a real passion. Or, become a new adventure that you never want to end.
“After I turned 13, I began sketching fashion,” Tillery said. I was intrigued by how diverse the fashion world was. So, more and more I just became surrounded by visions of what my ideal world of fashion would be like. The very first garment I ever made was a pink and white halter dress for my little sister in 2005. I remember my mom going to the store and buying a pattern for the dress. Right after my grandparents surprised me with my first sewing machine. After graduating high school in 2007, I went on to produce my own fashion show in 2009, where I presented a 45-piece showcase. That’s when it all began.”
SINJIN by JT is a grand scope of collections with an evolving Bohemian aesthetic that appeals to women of different shapes and sizes. The jeans and t-shirt wearing designer creation process begins with getting inspired by something, typically the fabric. Once the fabric is chosen, Tillery drafts a pattern and cuts as well as measure the fabric. From there, the pattern pieces are pinned to his mannequin to get the percise placement. Finally, the garment is constructed and finished with the aid of a sewing machine.
On November 23, 2014, Tillery presented one of his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, “Beaute Libre“. A mixture of maxi dresses and mini dresses showcased a story of love, beauty and freedom. For the “Libetas” collection, Tillery explored with lace as a sexy update to his signature Bohemian style.
“I created 2 collections “Beaute Libre” and “Libertas” for the Spring/Summer 2015 seasons to give a wide variety of what SINJIN by JT is all about,” Tillery said. I wanted to appeal to a new level of customers that may have loved what I did before, but maybe felt that it wasn’t necessarily for them. So, I added in a few new elements to my design aesthetic. With both of my lines, I want to reach those women.”