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INSIDE NYFW -- Laquan Smith's Spring 2014 Presentation

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During NYFW 2013, TheYBF.com spoke to designer LaQuan Smith about his Dark Summer Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Line. Find out more about LaQuan and his collection, which brought out Karrueche Tran and Bridget Kelly, inside.

 

Designer LaQuan Smith, who's become a red carpet favorite of Lil' Kim, Cassie and Selita Ebanks, debuted his Dark Summer Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Line Tuesday during NYFW.

 

LaQuan (shown atop with Karreuche Tran) displayed the collection, which was inspired by a "rebirth of life" and "new beginnings", at The Upper Crist in NYC's fashionable West Village neighborhood.  He told us, “Inspiration was high end luxury sportswear - doing things that were on a modern take, doing things that were sexy, but cool."

Standouts from the collection include his collaboration with the shoe designer Mosaique on a special line of footwear named "Mosaique for LaQuan Smith", both alligator and crocodile details on jackets and sweatpants, embossed leathers, denim dresses and his signature scubas.

LaQuan turned the presentation into a "model museum" as his 24-models mixed and mingled with the audience to the sounds of DJ Tyger Lilly.  

Posing above with one of his models (above), he added, "I’m a sexy guy. I love to be comfortable in my own sexuality and I feel like every woman, every man should be that. Should feel that way and I feel that you definitely get that wearing LaQuan Smith.”

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Singer Bridget Kelly, who's been photographed in numerous LaQuan Smith looks, was on hand to support him at the show.  

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She posed with Kimberly V, her stylist and co-star of BRAVO's “Newlyweds: The First Year”.

 

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We asked LaQuan how someone could might mimic his style:

"To mimic my style is to just do things in stuff you feel comfortable in. I think it's like giving you something that is high end luxury but then throwing a downtown spin on it. That’s what I’m all about this season. Giving you a sweatpant with a crocodile bra or you know, doing something really cool. A cool pencil dress but then it's completely backless in the back. There’s a lot of different ways.  If you can’t afford a $1700 dress you can cut your dress up out of an H&M dress. Just be creative and feel free to be who you are. That’s what I believe in. “

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When asked who he turned to for inspiration, he said, 

“Everyday women. The streets of New York. I love to party. I love music. I love pop cultured music. I love traveling. Traveling is what gave me the most inspiration because I wanna be comfortable when I travel but I still wanna look fly also. So I built a lot of my inspiration from travel.”

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Make a visit to LaQuan Smith's website here.

 

 

Photo Credit via Jewel Scott Jones/JewelScottJonesPhotos.com

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