This woman sure knows her ways! Vashtie is a New York-based director, filmmaker, artist, designer, creative consultant and DJ.
Moving easily among fashion, film and music, she has appeared as “a role model for young tastemakers,” as The New York Times titled.
“In film school, I would talk about directing music videos, and people would scoff,” says the Albany girl. “But music videos are narratives, and they’re art, and they’re a love story to life…at least the ones I make!”
Kola has worked with Solange, Justin Bieber, and Kid Cudi—and become a kind of star herself in the process, thanks to Zoe Kravitz, Theophilus London. She’s also a DKNY catwalk regular, and now, for her second clothing collection for Puma.
Vashtie Kola is one of New York’s most beloved cultural ambassadors.