Meet the Designer Behind Rihanna and Kim Kardashian’s Sexy Looks | LaQuan Smith

Author: Jana K. Hoffman
09.13 / Style

Started from humble St. Alban’s, Queens, beginnings, now he’s here. Designer LaQuan Smith has taken New York Fashion Week by storm thanks to his much-talked-about debut collection and just a few household names like Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, and Kendall Jenner. No big deal.

Except he’s kind of a big deal. According to a statement in Vogue, Smith says that when someone requests one of his pieces, she’s looking for something specific. And by specific he means sexy, fun, and to feel young. Over the last seven years, Smith has built a devoted following.

For his Spring 2018 collection presentation, he and his models, along with a team of step dancers, took over the gym at Beacon School for a pep rally. Inspired by old-school movies like School Daze, Bring It On, and Clueless, he brought to life his modern take on cool collegiate with plaid, camo, and mesh as the core textures and patterns.  

Keep your eye on this designer. We have a hunch you're going to start seeing him everywhere.