Preview some resilient Fashion-preneurs.
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Meet Briana Wilson
The 26-year old designer who grew her clothing brand from scratch with absolutely no sewing skills.
Briana says she started MATTE to take control of her life. Initially in New York to purse a Modeling career, she switched the space when she observed her peers succeeding at entrepreneurship.
Inspired by vintage pieces, Briana describes MATTE as organized sexy casual wear.
It takes the basic out of basic wear, & their delivery is always prompt!
Says a lot for a fairly new brand.
“I may not have money right now but I will later”
Through MATTE brand, Briana has gone on to be featured in popular mainstream magazines like Vogue & The Fader.
Briana seeks to empower women to embrace their confidence while smashing the “unprofessional black woman” stereotype. MATTE brand is valued at an alledged $4million now!
Not bad for a brand who’s captial was intially built on credit.
These days Briana aspire to continue growing her brand & hopes to eventually move to South Africa.
“Briana’s MATTE brand pieces have been worn by celebrities like Karrueche Tran, Draya & Teyana Taylor.
Meet Kollin Carter
Responsible for your all favorite -Bronx Baddie- Cardi-B’s red carpet & casual looks . Remember his name.
Kollin broke off from Fashion Designer boss & America’s Next Top Model Judge; Law Roach to chase his own fashion dreams. Much like his ex-boss, Kollin has A-list clients like Zendaya & Celine Dion under his belt. Kollin Carter decided purse a career to making a name for himself.
He caught the spotlight when he parted ways with former client & Nigeria’s Wizkid rumored ex beau Justine Skye. Then teaming with Cardi-B.
Kollin says it’s important to him to show support for brands that support people who look like him. He resonates with Gucci because of that. At 27, Kollin is a young budding character to be on the lookout for.
Some of his styles draw inspiration from the one of the hottest new designers in the game; LaQuan Smith, who’s design aesthetic has also captured mainstream attention. Worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian & even Cardi – B.