Chamere Payton is the CEO and designer of Kizzed – an international full-figure fashion & cosmetic brand. Born in Detroit, MI, Chamere had an innate interest in fashion. Ernie Payton, her father, is also a fashion designer. He paved the way for her successful future in the fashion industry. Chamere attended Area E Academy of Performing Arts for much of her childhood – studying music, dance, theater, and art. Artistic expression came natural for her.
Chamere purchased her first sewing machine at the age of 13 with her savings. From there, the rest is history! She began taking sewing classes as electives in grade school to hone her skills. By the age of 14, Chamere was the lead buyer of a successful fashion boutique and quite the craftsman. Chamere worked together with her family to build and expand their businesses – Flava Shoes & The Edge Boutique. Traveling nationwide as a Buyer for the Edge Boutique and coordinating events at a very young age motivated Chamere to explore her entrepreneurial skills independently.
Utilizing her many years of fashion experience and expertise along with her educational background, Chamere announced the release of her own clothing line, Kizzed, April 19, 2014. Since the launch, Kizzed has been showcased in over 89 fashion events internationally including New York Fashion Week and Toronto Fashion Week. In April 2015, Chamere launched her cosmetic line specializing in all-natural glitter lip cosmetics. The brand went viral in 2016 resulting in the brand being sold in all 50 states and 8 countries. Chamere has directed several productions including Detroit Made Me, Fashion Extravaganza, Fashion On Fleek, and the Fashion Revolution to name a few. Chamere is now a celebrity designer and stylist working with artists like Neisha Neshae, Stevie Boi, Angel Brinks and LaBritney. Chamere continues on her journey towards a successful future in the fashion world.