On the Sway in the morning show, recorded August 18, 2016, Maurice Malone touches on his new denim brand Williamsburg Garment Company, but mainly talks urban fashion history with Sway and Heather B. Topics include lessons for young up-and-coming fashion designers, the pitfalls of breaking into the fashion industry as a black designer. Idolizing other African American designers Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith who came before him and lessons learned from past business partners Simon Akiva and Ertis Pratt. In The Hip Hop Shop discussion, they talk Paul Rosenberg as rapper Paul Bunyan, Eminem, Wu-Tang, Proof’s and his freestyle battle with Chris...
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).
90's youth hip-hop stars Lauryn Hill wearing Maurice Malone "blue jeans for your ass.." logo tee with Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean of the Fugees in the background.