Megan Bomgaars, the inspirational star of A&E’s docuseries Born This Way has created Sanrio ♥ Megology, a fashion capsule collection.
The gifted designer, who has Down syndrome, passionately embraces life despite her challenges, whether it be in painting, journaling, singing or working with colour under her own brand Megology.
Sanrio ♥ Megology is her latest project, a partnership with global lifestyle brand Sanrio – the owner of the iconic Hello Kitty brand – to create a range of t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Produced in partnership with apparel manufacturer Jerry Leigh, Megan’s Sanrio ♥ Megology collection mixes her own creative designs with motivating mottos including ‘Don’t Limit Me’…’I Can, I Will’… and ‘Don’t Forget Your Sparkle’ with bold graphics of her favourite Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru.
“My partnership with Sanrio ♥ Megology is my biggest dream come true. I’ve always loved Hello Kitty and now she’s my best friend! We have a lot to say with her heart and my voice! Don’t limit us!” says Megan.
Born This Way, the fourth season of which goes to air on A&E on August 15, follows a group of young adults born with Down syndrome who pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, while defying society’s expectations.
Megan has overcome her situation to become a role model and self advocate who lovingly shares her life experiences to inspire and encourage others.
As a surface design artist, she creates original, one-of-a-kind textiles and fabrics by incorporating unusual techniques such as dyeing with ice, manipulating fibre-reactive dyes and the use of colourants. Her signature techniques are fused into the Sanrio ♥ Megology collection.
“Megan is an inspiration to so many and her positive messages align perfectly with Sanrio’s ‘small gift, big smile’ philosophy,” says Craig Takiguchi, COO of Sanrio. “It has been a pleasure working with Megan to bring her dream collection to life. Through her creative designs and favourite Sanrio characters, we are able to continue spreading Megan’s messages of encouragement and motivation to fans of all ages.”
The Sanrio ♥ Megology collaboration will be available in adult, girls and boys sizes. It went on sale this week online at sanrio.com and megology.com and is available at selected Sanrio stores, including the Sanrio flagship store located at Japanese Village Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.