In a previous post, I gave you a rundown of who needs to to use a tech pack, what a tech pack is, when they’re used, and why they’re so important. I also provided a great template that you can use to create your own tech pack.
But now that you know what a tech pack is for, the next question is usually, “So what goes into the tech pack? How do I create it?”
A native of Berkely, California, Gordon Henderson seems to have been born with style. In second grade, he put together an outfit complete with a scarf tied as an ascot for a class picture. As a single parent, his mother sewed her own dresses from Vogue patterns to save money. By the time he was in high school, Henderson would also be sewing his own clothes.
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.”
Considered the grandfather of fashion designers of color, Arthur McGee got his start in fashion after entering a contest for a scholarship to Traphagen School of Design in New York. He won the scholarship, left his home in Detroit, Michigan and headed to the Big Apple.
J. Wesley Tann, Jr. (known to many as simply Wesley Tann) fine tuned his fashion skills early on working for some of New York’s most renowned designers. He would eventually become the first African American designer to open his own shop on 7th Avenue in New York City.