• Solange McKenzie

LaQuan Smith: On the Come Up

LaQuan Smith is a designer from Queens, NY and started his self titled brand, LaQuan Smith, LLC in 2008.

Smith grew up with a passion for fashion and design. When his grandmother left her vintage Singer sewing machine to him, that only continued to develop his love. After High School he applied to the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Parsons, but was not accepted. This prompted him to intern at BlackBook Magazine where he worked with Fashion Stylist, Elizabeth Sulcer until he started LaQuan Smith, his brand.

Two years later in 2010, LaQuan Smith made his first appearance in New York Fashion Week for both the February and September seasons. Since then Smith has presented in NYFW almost every season and has become one of the must see shows! This year, his collection will be presented on March 9th, more than likely in a virtual format.

LaQuan Smith

Over the years, LaQuan Smith’s designs have been seen on many top tier influencers and celebrities; most notably, Rihanna, The Kardashians and model Winnie Harlow (who also walked in his Spring 2019 show).

Kim Kardashian in LaQuan Smith for KKW Beauty

-Solange McKenzie

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