Cedric Brown, 26, is a fashion designer and visual artist. In his hometown of Atlanta, GA, he runs a family-owned apparel business. Raised by a single mother, her phenomenal style was his inspiration for his fashion sketches. Instead of getting caught up in the self-destructive cycle of a fatherless home, he chose to express himself through his art. Through his hard work and perseverance, he received national scholarships and grants to pay his way through college. He received a B.F.A in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and took business courses at the Operation Hope center.
Cedric has made a lifetime dedication to the arts. In 2010, his painting “As the Twig Bends, so the Tree Inclines” was selected for permanent display in the National Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In addition, he gained professional work experience through design internships and freelance work in New York City and Hong Kong, as well as interning at big corporations such as Sears/K-Mart, Li and Fung Limited, and Carter’s.
While attending SCAD, his fashion professors advised him to incorporate his painting background into his apparel designs. After receiving business advice from designer Wes Gordon, he learned that being known for one special item can open doors to the development of his fashion business. Later, he decided to launch his line of accessories. Featuring his original artwork, each accessory tells a story. Celebrities such as Angie Stone and Wyclef Jean have been seen wearing his pieces.
Being a featured designer on CNN, State Farm, Jezebel, Sheen, and TUC magazines, he’s on his way to becoming a leading American fashion brand.
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