Generation next: “The Black Calvin Klein”

By Tasion
Kwamilele

Fashion has been the focus of Brice Glenn’s life since he was a young boy. Always having a keen sense of style and a love for the fashion industry, he has dedicated his energies to creating unique styles of clothing for both men and women.
Raised in Naples, FL, Glenn relocated to Tampa, where he attended the International Academy of Design and Merchandising. After completing his studies, he moved to San Francisco where established his own company, “Fashions by Brice” with both men’s and women’s lines.
The men’s line, known as “2020 – 2K3” is sophisticated with a contemporary twist. Glenn has added a unique style and design to everyday items such as shirts that have unique cuts and jeans that have innovative pocket designs and themes.
Overall, the line enhances the male physique with styles and cuts that have a universal appeal. Even the women’s line known as “Salt Shaker” embodies women’s physique, regardless of size, adding flair and a new approach to everyday wear.
While Glenn calls himself the “Black Calvin Klein,” he pays respect to African American designers who came before him and defied all limitations in the fashion industry.
Designers such as Willi Smith, CEO of Williwear Ltd, paved the way for many African American male designers. Smith attended the illustrious Parsons School of Design in New York and studied and freelanced with fashion greats such as Arnold Scaasi and Bobbie Brooks Sportswear Company.
Smith’s company broke all barriers for Blacks when his company began grossing $25 million in clothing sales a year.
“In the next 10 years, I see my fashions setting an even greater precedent for African Americans, especially males, in the world of fashion,” said Glenn. His designs are on sale in stores around the Bay Area including, Yesy’s Imports in San Carlos, Fashion Trends in San Francisco and “A Diva’s Closet” in Oakland.

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