28 Days of Black Fashion History: Jeffrey Banks

Jeffrey Banks

“Whoever heard of a black designer?”

Those words from an unassuming young caretaker stuck with Jeffrey Banks but was the catalyst that pushed him to pursue his talent and excel as a successful American fashion designer, who just happened to be Black. “My parents always made me believe I could do anything I want as long as I was willing to work hard for it.”

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Byron Lars

Designer Byron Lars

Some have called his clothes ‘quirky, yet classic’. Jeffrey Banks called him ‘the African American Christian Francis Roth’. And while adapting menswear into fabulous, fashionable and impeccably cut garments, Byron Lars likes to refer to his sportswear as ‘twisted American classics’.

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