I get tons of emails, comments on Instagram, and messages on Linkedin inquiring “how to be a fashion designer.” I’m not an expert, I can only tell my story of how I became one. I consider myself more a streetwear designer with the skills of a fashion designer. I represent street culture, youth culture, and… … More How I became a fashion designer making $4,000 per piece
This is my Kanye West portfolio I compiled around October 2016. It’s been a crazy experience to be able to work with Kanye and the team. I am grateful and never thought I would have this opportunity. Kanye has influenced and inspired my style, design process, and philosophy. I would listen to his music while… More My Kanye West Portfolio
It was the most exciting moments of my life. Watching television and see something I made literally from my bedroom. I’m just a brown kid, an underdog from Seattle and I wasn’t supposed to be here and get this far. I still remember my first job in the industry. My best friend Danny and I… More Celebrities wearing my designs
Designer Alfred Lape turned his heart break with his ex-girlfriend into a clothing line called 143 (A numerical representation of the expression “I love you,” term used by couples with pagers in the 90’s). His themes in his clothing describes the mistakes he’s made with HER and how he took her for granted. B/c of… More I turned my break up with my ex-girlfriend into a clothing line called 1 4 3.
Step by step guide to creating fashion design sketches and fashion illustrations on Adobe illustrator and photoshop. I’m not really a fashion illustrator in the traditional sense of creating really nice fashion drawings by hand. Well, I could but it would take a couple of hours. I appreciate and am amazed by people who can… More Fashion Illustrations – How to create fashion design sketches on Adobe Illustrator
I’ve documented and compiled some of the garments I’ve made for the past 10 years. The only reason I made clothes for myself was because I felt like I had great ideas that weren’t in the market and I didn’t have $500,000 to start a line, so the only alternative was to make one piece… More Garments I’ve sewn – Body Of Work
I created an Adidas portfolio for fun in June of 2016 and designed things I would want to see in their collections. It took me a week to do research, find inspiration, and sketch ideas for a fall collection. I’m a fan of Adidas and how they incorporate fashion, culture, and music. There are few… More My Adidas Originals Portfolio (2016)
The essential tools and things you need to be a designer that includes sketch book, Adobe Suite, sewing machine, DSLR Camera. Never really wrote a list of all the things I use as a designer. It’s a lot. That’s not including fabric and accessories. But if it’s a passion, it’s an investment for your future.… More Checklist of things you need to be a designer
How to make a fashion Portfolio and what you need to include. I learned how to build my portfolio from my friend Jessica. I really appreciate her for believing in and taking out the time from her busy schedule to guide me in creating a portfolio. She’s worked for Marc Jacbos, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Oufitters/Free… More How to build your fashion portfolio and website
Fashion designer documentary-Alexander McQueen, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas, Stussy. I compiled a playlist of documentaries I’ve watched over the years for inspiration and information. I watch and read anything that has to do with fashion. I’m always curious to learn how great people think, their process, and how they have built their fashion brand.… More Fashion designer documentary-How to build a fashion brand.
Here’s my North Face portfolio I finished in June 2016. I grew up on North Face especially coming from Seattle. Walking around the city during the winter is like North Face advertisments. Before I started making my own clothes I remember in high school I would wear Ralph, Tommy, North Face, Lacoste, etc. It took… More My North Face Portfolio
Fashion designer interview-Interviews with Raf Simons, Ralph Lauren, Yohji Yamamoto, Phillip Lim, Rick Owens, Tom Ford. I’ve compiled a playlist of interviews I’ve watched over the years. It’s interesting to hear how different designers operate their business, how they got their start, what inspires them, train of thought, and challenges they face, etc. I research… More Fashion designer interviews-How to be a successful fashion designer