Roxanne Smith is the founder of ALFA Custom Clothiers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Roxanne moved to Norfolk, VA in 1992 and attended Old Dominion University. After years of working in the men’s clothing industry, Roxanne took the next step in her love for fashion and created ALFA Custom Clothiers in 2012. ALFA takes pride in providing exquisitely handcrafted garments with great attention to detail at affordable price points. With a large variety of individual design options and array of high quality fabrics from Italy and Europe, ALFA allows clients to stand out from the crowd and to communicate their individual styles.
Roxanne is a personal clothier and stylist for many clients, from local professionals, community leaders to professional athletes and entertainers. Roxanne loves to give back to our community, annually she host the ALFA Suit Drive, donating professional gently worn suits and accessories to non-profit organizations such as the Fatherhood Mentor Program and That Suits You. This initiative focuses on helping men in our community transitioning back into the work force.
Mario Daughtry: Designer/Brand Consultant/Screen Printer/Owner/CEO of RECKLESS and Co-Founder of Men's Fashion Week Virginia
RECKLESS was started in 2008. Working out of his garage with no experience in graphic arts or silk screening, Mario has turned RECKLESS into one of the most recognized clothing lines on the East Coast. Mario is also the Co-Founder of Men’s Fashion Week Virginia. Mario has been in various fashion shows such as Virginia Fashion Week 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016, New York Fashion Week 2013, 2014 and 2015 Miami Fashion Week 2014 and Lawrence Brothers Prime Time Hair Show. He has also been mentioned in various magazines and newspapers such as Black Hair, Floss Magazine, USTYLEU Magazine, Dream Magazine, Size Overrated Magazine and The Virginian Pilot 2014 and 2016. Reckless has been featured in various music videos. Not only does he have a clothing line, Mario also manages one of the hottest up and coming independent artist Rebel J. Rose.
“Who would ever have known that watching one’s wife throw out shoes, could inspire someone to create customized embellished shoes.” ~ JPratt
Jermaine Pratt CEO and Founder of then JPratt Shoes turned his vision into a brick and mortar reality. Adding to his high demand in shoe designing, he then added the most important component in fashion. JPratt Boutique was born, giving his clients a place to come to receive upscale one on one personal and private service(s).
It is no secret that Pratt’s church up bringing afforded him the opportunity to style and design for First Ladies and Head Pastors of mega churches in the New Jersey tri-state area. After many years of building an outstanding reputation in the churches, Pratt soon realized the need to expend outside the four walls of the church.
Casting his net further into the fashion world he quickly landed the attention of Philly Fashion Week which then pushed him onto the runways of Atlantic City, Miami and New York’s fashion weeks. In between fashion show seasons Pratt travels around the world styling celebrities who are attending red carpets at various awards show such as, The Dove Awards, BMI Trailblazers, Grammys, Stellars and more.
Just recently settling in from his International Ghana tour JPratt Boutique continues to capture the pure essence in what it means to make a statement and to also push the envelope.
Today, JPratt Boutique stands two stories high in Runnemede NJ with a DMV flagship location allowing his business to create various income building opportunities by utilizing their second floor as a meeting space, photo studio and showroom..
ABOUT MY COLLECTION:
The main idea is to blend the Indian prints in western outfits which can be worn on a daily basis and since I have been living here in the states from one and half year especially in Miami. i designed these outfits based on the Miami beach life we’re I have the prints that are being inspired from the city that I come from MYSURU in southern part of India. The prints are merely seen on the pillars ( kambas ) of the place and I have teamed that off with the Jamaican dolls to feature the celebration and it is being printed on the cotton fabric through digital screen printing. The goal of this collection is to celebrate different cultures and bring people together through fashion and make people aware of to be comfortable in what they wear.
Described as modern, masculine and sexy, (with an edge) Andrew Nowell Menswear is a tailored sportswear line inspired by the music cultures of Hip Hop, Rock and R&B; paired with the influences of British Tailoring at Central London’s Savile Row and Urban hipsters in New York City’s Trendiest neighborhoods.
Clavon Leonard is a New York based designer and label. Most noted for his menswear, Clavon finds his inspiration by fusing his cultural and moral experiences. Offering luxury garments and high-end leather accessories, he creates timeless pieces that unite classic style and trending movements in the hope of leaving a legacy of innovation and iconicism in fashion. The Clavon brand stands on four pillars.
TRUTH To provide sincere, purposeful, and authentic designs
COMMITMENT To provide unwavering and excellent service for all
LUXURY To provide incomparable comfort and quality
ORIGINALITY To create forward thinking and distinctive fashion
About the Designer:
Ray Brown, the designer of Ray Vincente Menswear, has been designing since 1983 as a freelance designer for public and private individuals. He has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from ICS of PA, and has completed course work in fashion design, illustration, and production at FIT of NYC, NY. In February of 2009 he launched his own collection for menswear, Ray Vincente Eclectic! This line gave way to the new Ray Vincente line launched in 2017, Ray Vincente Heritage! The line focuses on the rich West African heritage of designer Ray Brown. It is a line that celebrates and modernizes West African Royalty. The colors are rich and vibrant! The silhouettes are bold and inviting. Additionally, west African Ankara prints, Kente cloth, and Mudcloth along with authentic West African jewelry are signatures of the line. The symbol of the line is the Cowry Shell which represents destiny and prosperity. As with the prior Ray Vincente line, separates are still the feature. The Heritage man will be a standout in any room he enters!
Recent showings include:
NYC Live SS2018, FW2018 – Sept 2017, Feb 2018
Atlantic City Fashion Week Guest designer – Feb 2018
Award Winner –
Fashion on the Hudson 2009 –Excellence in Menswear award
Jason Pierre-Pail of NY Giants
Brandon Boykin of Philadelphia Eagles
Recent Magazine Features:
One Of A Kind Magazine – Jan-Feb Issue 2018 – Cover and featured story
Fashion Avenue News (FAN) magazine – Oct – Dec 2011, Feb 2012, March 2013