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Having high powered parents does not always guarantee success, but if you are a person with an entrepreneurial mind and willing to do the work, no matter who you are, success can definitely happen.
This seems to be case for designer Brett Johnson . At just 25-years old, as the son of BET founders, Robert L. Johnson and Shelia Johnson, he is already making a name for himself. As an heir of a successful media and entertainment empire, Brett hails from a family of innovators and has cultivated many lessons in leadership and brand building.
Johnson debuted his upscale men`s line at New York Fashion Week in February 2015, but before finding his real passion as a fashion designer, Brett Johnson, attended University of Michigan. He dropped out of college before graduating to pursue design more seriously. He definitely knew that after leaving school he had to prove himself and that this was not just a passing phase.
His fashion line is unique, in that he blends streetwear and suits for the mature man. The Brett Johnson Collection originally debuted in 2013 with a line of men`s shoes and apparel. His menswear collection encapsulates style, sophistication, and an edge for the global lifestyle; amalgamating a modern silhouette with traditional handcrafted technique refined tailoring and detailed finishing.
When asked about celebrities, he could see in his clothing, other than his father who by the way, wears so many of his clothes, Brett stated that I definitely feel my clothes are a fit for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Johnson says of his line.But also David Beckham or Ryan Gosling.
Johnson is a man on the move. He still has trunk shows and his parents are two of his biggest fans. Also, he has been making more moves to have his lines featured in major department stores like: Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, etc. His fashions have even made it to the red carpet. Brett Johnson is a multi-talented young man who creates beautiful designs and event dabbles as a producer in the film world.
For those who do not yet, know how him. you will. Brett Johnson is here to stay, and the men we love look so much better for it. Check out his designs at: https://brettjohnson.co/
Photo from Brett Johnson Co. Pinterest Page - Brett Johnson poses with his powerhouse parents at one of his shows.