Lisette Geller from Denimology said "you're on your way to become the next denim icon." I laughed and said thank you. That's the only way I know how to handle such wonderful compliments. However, I just helped Opening Ceremony's get a great design off paper and on the shelf. My job was only to make an innovative design a beautiful product. The Dip jeans can be purchased at Opening Ceremony. www.openingceremony.com
Hip-hop's XXL Magazine features some of the top 90's Black and Hispanic hip-hop fashion designers who help to shape an industry.
A few (not all) of the guys regarded as Top Urban / Hip Hop fashion Designers posed for the February 1999 issue of The Source Magazine. From left to right: Willie Esco, Ralph Reynolds, Karl Kani, Maurice Malone. Tony Shellman, although he worked in marketing and was not a designer, he was the face of the brands he represented (Enyce & Mecca).
Aaliyah in Maurice Malone t-shirt Photos via tumblr.com Aaliyah was one of my all time favorite people. Back in the 90's, I was on-set to supply her with clothing for her first video and she always showed me Detroit love. P. Diddy, Aaliyah and The Notorious B.I.G. Photos via tumblr.com