Madame Adassa’s goal is to tell a woman’s story; to promote confidence and beauty through the art of fashion while evoking the natural sensuality that every woman possess. The design elements are deeply connected to a sui generis culture- a fusion of European and African ancestry mixed with an effortless island flair.
Jamaican born fashion designer Marsha Vacirca pays homage to her grandmother with fashion label 'Madame Adassa'.
"Fashion has long been a part of my life. As a child, I would watch my grandmother fashioned me dresses with frills, beads and fancy glass buttons that would eventually become the very basis of my designs. When I was 10 years old, my mother opened up her first design studio and by age 13, I became her understudy."
While fashion design became a part of her early life, Marsha wanted something else. She had her own dreams. She relocated to the US leaving her mother's business behind, enrolled in college and began her pursuit of a college degree.
In her pieces one will see her culture: vibrant, exotic, glamorous with a tad bit of risqué. One will see influences from the earlier settlers of her country: Spain, France, England, Germany and Africa. One will see too her grandmother: elegant, classy, bold, confident!
"My designs exude who I am and all that my ancestors were. I am proud of my multi- cultural influences. I am grateful to have been born in a country that allowed me to have the childhood memories I hold close to my heart. I am proud to share with the world my source, my original inspiration- my grandmother: Erica Adassa."