Black In Fashion: Day 9 LaQuan Smith

HEADSHOT VIA Laquan Smith Website

     LaQuan Smith is the namesake brand of LaQuan Smith, a Brooklyn native who started his brand at 21. Laquan was born on August 30, 1988, and has been enthralled with fashion since high school. Inspired by his grandmother, a stitch and pattern maker, he received acclaim for his plethora of distinctive garments and details.

     LaQuan Smith appeals to customers from Lagos, Nigeria to London, England and boasts celebrity clientele fashion trailblazers from Lady Gaga Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce. Laquan’s appeal has reached some of the biggest corporations: Samsung, Microsoft, and Verizon, all tech giants who sought Smith-directed activations. In 2022 Laquan was nominated as Womenswear Designer of the Year at the CFDA Awards. Laquan’s sexy ensembles will hit the runway on Feb 12. Check him out on the Runway 360 hub.

Pictured: Runway Photos
Photographer: Don Ashby First View Archive

Photo Credits

First image (top)
Pictured: LaQuan Smith
Via: website

Second through fifth image
Pictured: Runway photos
Photographer: Don Ashby First View Archive