Wearable art in the form of fashion. Fortune favors the fearless. Telling my story and fulfilling my prophecy.
MEET ROBINSON BROWN
Robinson Brown 22 year old Creative Director
CONSTRUCTING THE PRETTY BOY JACKET
Robinson Brown custom Pretty Boy Jacket for Louis Jamerson IV
Robinson Brown is an independent Fashion Designer & Creative based in Manhattan, New York.
Robinson’s portfolio consists of both fashion and music industry ventures. With experience in several different mediums, his design work explores an array of concepts. His background in the music industry includes A&R and styling at Alamo Records. Robinson’s fashion career began as a stockroom intern at luxury streetwear brand, Daniel Patrick. From there, he moved on to a stint at Christian Dior, eventually choosing to leave the corporate realm to execute his own ideas. Robinson is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from New York University.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
After a two year journey, Let There Be Light is born. A collection rooted in spirituality, our history, and your reality, the Renaissance is upon us all.
Let There Be Light is entirely black owned and operated and the First Installment marks the taking back of what has been stolen from us. Inspired by the late Trayvon Martin, our oversized, comforting hood runs deep. We are making it acceptable to wear a hood as a black man without fearing death. We are making it acceptable to be black. We are making it acceptable to be different. And most importantly, we are making it acceptable to be unapologetically, you. These beliefs are represented in each respective garment we create, individually hand stitched just for you, a member of this church we are building. Inspired by our own journey navigating the path from nowness to eternity, Let There Be Light marks our collective coming of age.
During this journey I have been on, I have found it so important to exert the most energy towards things you can’t resist
The denim in this collection holds threads stretching generations long. Decades of artists have altered the creative world as we know it, and our jeans have been around to see it all. Years in the making, the construction of this garment was nothing short of spiritual. Tapping deep into the idea of dying behind something you believe so firmly in, something you can’t resist: your own art. .
I let the overwhelming love of orange and purple dominate my second collection and the phenomenon that is, the Basquiat Jeans. Paying ultimate respect and homage to the world's greatest artists, who while they were here never received their flowers. The 27 Club. The never forgotten artists who had to die to be truly heard. But what about those who died before 27? Or after? The seams of our jeans hold the pain of every forgotten artist, and every creative who’s spirit got lost along this winding road. While the navy blue color of our hearty denim textiles represents the sky, us forever reaching towards it, and a remembrance of those above us.
Your art may not be displayed in museums and your photos may not be published anywhere but there will always be people who appreciate your art, patiently waiting. So please never stop.
This is for those who have never stopped,
Basquiat. Cobain. Hendrix. Winehouse. Brown.
I don’t want to die at 27. But if I do, show them my clothes. And tell them my prophecy.