Norma Kamali: ‘A Woman That is Empowered is Invincible’


Welcome to our Rule Breakers series, which spotlights five fabulous, gutsy women who are breaking boundaries in their respective fields—from supermodel Chrissy Teigen to designer Cynthia Rowley. Over the next few months, expect career advice, risk-taking tips, and insight on how to be an overall badass. Read more about the series!

Ten years after first starting a career in fashion with her husband, Norma Kamali ended her marriage and left everything she had with just $95 in her bank account. Her brand remained, however, and she added a new mantra—”OMO” for “On My Own”—to her logo.

Now, OMO Norma Kamali is a free-thinking clothing brand that has inspired a new breed of confident women for nearly 40 years. How did she do it? Simply put, she says: “A woman this is empowered is invincible.”

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Kamali captures a sense of confidence in her clothing, and says that her mission is to instill that kind of empowered thinking in women—not only in terms of what they wear, but how they live their lives. She constantly asks herself, “What can we do to help women learn a craft, be self sufficient, and empowered by having this ability to take care of their families and bring pride and self esteem back to her?”

Watch the video above to hear Kamali’s take on how women can empower themselves, and get inspired!

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StyleCaster’s Rule Breakers series is presented by Revlon.

Production Director: Samantha Lim
Producer: Robert Vasquez
Videographers: Simba Productions