Bria Scott Dazed 100 Portrait
Bria Scott Dazed 100 Portrait
“This grant would help me to obtain sustainable materials and get production of my fashion line started

Bria Scott

Age - 27
 New York, United States
@briascotttt
Bria Scott
“This grant would help me to obtain sustainable materials and get production of my fashion line started

“The goal is to disrupt capitalism completely,” Bria Scott says when asked how she would like to influence the future. “Rage against the machine!” 

Born in Jamaica, Queens, Scott is a model, activist, and budding designer. Having worked with the likes of Nike, Air Jordan, and Tommy Hilfiger x Carlton Yaito and Vanna Youngstein in recent years, the creative is now focusing on launching her own line.

Although her first collection is still yet to be realised, Scott is looking to create pieces “that speak to the human experience” and, as a result, transform the way we do business by committing a percentage of profits made to non-profit organisations. “I want to be able to take what I can do with my small brand and hopefully implement practices of the same vein at a much larger heritage label,” she says. “I hope to get to a place where I can truly innovate in the realm of sustainability and healing.” 

Wanting to turn “corporate greed on its ugly head,” Scott is an advocate for mental health and climate change and is seeking to utilise these passions to create a seismic shift in how the fashion, and wider world, is run.

When it comes to your work, what are you most proud of?

Bria Scott: Honestly, I am most proud that I’m still here and willing to share my personal work. With Mother Earth trying to kill us off (I respect it), so much oversaturation and comparison culture about, it can be really hard to find your footing and stay sane. I’ve done a lot of inner work over the years and have had some very dark moments, yet somehow managed to do both. I feel I am my greatest work thus far. We should all be our greatest works. 

What or who gives you hope and why?

Bria Scott: The awareness and passion amongst younger generations! I attended my first protest in college and now we’ll see kids as young as elementary and middle school out there on the front lines. This call to action and fervent passion about their future gives me so much hope. If we can transform society enough before their eyes and not cause them to become disillusioned imagine what they will accomplish in adulthood. This gives me hope. The world has changed so much in the past 10 years, imagine the trajectory of the next 20 if left up to them? 

“The world has changed so much in the past 10 years, imagine the trajectory of the next 20 if left up to (younger generations)?” – Bria Scott

What creative or philanthropic project would you work on with a grant from the Dazed 100 Ideas Fund?

Bria Scott: This grant would help immensely with the launch of my line later this year. It would go so far in obtaining sustainable materials and helping me to get production started right here in NYC. It would also help me to pay the collaborators I hope to work with on the campaign and site launch. I have had a dream about shooting a short film in a small park here in south Queens. I’ve been mulling over for years due to lack of resources. This would change all of that. 

Jessica Heron-Langton

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