what is mannequin concepts?
Where I grew up is far from a fashion capital or the nightlife scene of 1970s-era New York. My only access to fashion back then was from books, magazines, tv shows, and blaxploitation movies.
Watching films from the period, like The Wiz and Uptown Saturday Night, inspired my brand as well as iconic designers such as Gordon Henderson, Stephen Burrows, Yves Saint Laurent, & Roy Halston.
Even though I am by in large self-taught, I was given the opportunity to hone my craft by working for fashion houses and as a freelance stylist. Fashion literally runs in my family. My mother was a mannequin model, and her ‘70s headshot serves as the logo for my brand.