NEW YORK, Oct 24, 2009 / FW/ — One of the designers featured during Harlem’s Fashion Row that held last October 15 at the Gatehouse, Epperson began his career in fashion by following a “crush” to a design class. His desire to be near a “beautiful girl” led him to his life’s work.
That same passion and drive is infused into every princess dress, patchwork skirt or “rough ruffled” gown. After working independently for years Epperson opened his first retail space in Brooklyn’s booming Fort Greene community.
This was followed by a five year run in SoHo, which led to his current studio space in Chelsea. There, he services a private clientele and operates a developing and successful wholesale business.
Bringing together a diverse and eclectic fashion and Harlem community, the 2009 Harlem’s Fashion Row — under the theme ‘Collections’—acknowledged Harlem’s trendsetting present, while also paying homage to Harlem’s rich fashion history.
Photos by EDWARD COLELLI