DETROIT (WXYZ) — A talent, creativity and passion for fashion design takes five teenagers from Detroit on their first trip to New York.
It’s part of a collaboration between Southeast Michigan Boys & Girls Clubs and Maison Black, an online retailer that specializes in black designer fashion.
Through Maison Black founder Tori Nichel, all black teens in BGCSM’s Fashion Industry Club will be paired with the New York-based designer to be unveiled at Louis Vuitton next month. Guided them to develop the perfect look. Moët Hennessy Tower during New York Fashion Week.
Young rising stars featured are Carlos Pearson, Armand, Trent Garcon, Sean Woodward and Langston Howard.
Teenage girls are also part of the Fashion Industry Club, but Nichell explained why this particular mentorship program focuses on young black male designers.
“I want to create these safe spaces for young black men to thrive unapologetically and disrupt the market with their ingenuity and creativity,” Nichell said, adding that the young men’s talent and drive really blew her away. He added.
With the help of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, a young man is raising money for his next trip to New York. To help with everything from transportation and accommodations to presentations and opportunities to explore the city in the heart of Michigan. fashion industry.
If you would like to contribute, GoFundMe page set up for them.
Veteran fashion designer Omar Germaine is one of the mentors involved in the project.
“You see a lot of great creativity,” Jermaine said. “One of the things that stood out for myself and some of my other mentors was the ability of these young people to pinpoint what was really going on in fashion and the pulse of trends.”
Sean H. Wilson, President and CEO of BGCSM, said: ”
Due to the tight security of designs presented during New York Fashion Week, looks created by young designers cannot be released until they are officially unveiled during Fashion Week.