Which designers should we be on the lookout for?
Taylor Jay is a designer out of Oakland [who] does fantastic knitwear.
Rich Fresh is another designer out of Los Angeles [who’s] doing incredible things. He’s dressing Lena Waithe, Dwyane Wade, Terrence J and so many celebrities.
There is a shoe designer, Salone Monet, [who] does all different shades of nudes for women in satin.
What is the importance of social media branding for designers?
Social media has changed the game because now you can speak directly to consumers. You can start a business using social media now. It’s really leveled the playing field in a way that I don’t think it’s ever been leveled before. It’s allowed unexpected brands to come in and do some incredible things.