LaQuan Smith, was born on August 30th, 1988 in Queens, NY. LaQuan has always had a love for fashion and design, but at the age of 13, his grandmother passed on her old Singer sewing machine for LaQuan to practice on. LaQuan began with simple patterns and then reached out and developed his own techniques on creating garments. After a tramautic and difficult battle with a cancer, LaQuan was able to regroup and refocus on his passion- fashion design. In 2007, after graduating from high school LaQuan began working as an intern at a prominent magazine in New York City, Blackbook. Yet, realizing his fashion thirst was not quenched LaQuan soon began exploring his design talents and in 2008, he created his self titled designer brand.
Multiple fashion experiences and pure ambition have opened doors for LaQuan allowing him to work with some of the industry’s top models and photographers. He started off designing custom pieces for an array of celebrities, pop culture icons and artists including: Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce’, Alicia Keys, Julissa Bermudez, Aubrey O’day, Amerie, Cassie Ventura, Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons, top models Tyra Banks, Sessilee Lopez, Amber Rose, and fashion personality Andre J.
On February 15, 2010, LaQuan Smith made his New York Fashion Week debut at the Society of Illustrators in the Upper East Side. The audience for the LaQuan Smith “Water Goddess” Fashion Show was 75 exclusive attendees including top fashion press, buyers, and celebrities. Notable attendees included Vogue Editor-at-Large, Andre Leon Talley, Vogue Style Director, Alexandra Kotur, Janice Combs, Misa Hylton, Semi-Precious Weapons, Prince and the late Michael Jackson's Lawyer, Londell McMillan.
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To learn more about LaQuan Smith or see more from his past collections visit his website: www.LaQuanSmith.com