September’s New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest gatherings around the runway featuring new collections from household names and up-and-coming designers. Fittingly, Brett Johnson is a rising designer in town to promote his new menswear clothing line.
The 23-year-old founder and creative director of the Bethesda, Maryland-based Brett Johnson Collection is taking entrepreneurial cues from, and following in some powerhouse footsteps, his billionaire parents. He is the son of BET co-founders Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies, and Shelia C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons, the New School for Design in New York City.
Johnson’s collection of men’s apparel and footwear includes fashion sneakers, polo shirts and T-shirts, and outerwear that were crafted in Florence, Italy. His outerwear includes recognizable tailored fashions like classic pea coats, but also cater to the more creative customer with items like a quilted leather hoodie, wool and leather vests, and a biker jacket. Prices range from $225 to $300 for low-top and high-top sneakers to $500 and $1,675 for jackets.
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Source: Black Enterprise