080 : LaQuan Smith : Fashion Designer

interview, fashion designer

Ever since he was little LaQuan (@laquan_smith) wanted to be in fashion, but after high school he wasn’t accepted into New York’s fashion schools.

LaQuan made his own way into the fashion world and in 2010 at 21 years old he launched his own line (LaQuan Smith) which is now worn by Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

You’ll hear LaQuan discuss his journey from outside-looking-in to being featured in Vogue, the importance of having the right team, and that the more you learn the further you’ll go.

“Go beyond the limits in finding who you are.” – LaQuan Smith

For more on LaQuan:


On Instagram (@laquan_smith)

Mentioned in this episode:

LaQuan Smith Poodle Skirt
LaQuan Smith Nova Dress
BlackBook Magazine
Andre J
Andre Leon Talley
Grace Jones
LaQuan Smith in Forbes’ 2015 30 Under 30

Kim Kardashian in LaQuan Smith:
Kim Kardashian in LaQuan Smith

Jennifer Lopez in LaQuan Smith:

(Feature photo by Tiff Pemberton)

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