Laquan Smith, born in Queens, New York, started his brand at the age of 21. Smith spent his early years instructed by his grandmother who instilled a passion and skill for sewing and pattern making. His distinctive work sparked interest among fashion icons and risk-takers including Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian, all of whom were early supporters of the gifted designer. Since its formal debut in 2013, the brand has gained acclaim for its endless archive of distinctive garments and details.
Smith has cultivated an equally dynamic private order clientele that spans the globe from Lagos to London. Smith’s unapologetically glamorous aesthetic has also been tapped by world recognised brands including Heineken, tidal, Samsung, Microsoft and Verizon, for smith directed activations. Laquan Smith, and his eponymous label, are headquartered and manufactured in Long Island City, NYC and deliver globally.
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