We had the good fortune of connecting with AK Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi AK, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
I just want to be known for style – like an André Leon Talley or Iris Apfel of St. Louis. I don’t want to be known, if and when I do eventually pass on, for being a part of someone else’s vision, that’s not my life’s work. Fashion and style are what have been the outlet I’ve needed to get through some of my darkest and trying times.
So at the end? I can’t say what specific profession that is, I just want to be known for style.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I, AK Brown am a multi-faceted fashion influencer, stylist, and professional who shows men and women that society’s view on body image is bullshit, and how you can look and feel trendy, fashionable, and confident, no matter what size you are. My style embodies versatility, with hints of street style and one-of-a-kind, unique pieces that are specifically curated to match my personality. Featured in Fashion Bomb Daily, Delux Magazine, Ellements Magazine, & VoyageATL – I’ve built a following simply surrounded off my personal style and how she transforms her clients from self-doubting into bold, self-reliant, & fearless fashion go-getters.
-I’ve been in the industry for over 8 years, and I got where I am today by putting my brand first and making sure that I was and continuously am authentic in that journey
-My journey has definitely been hard, a lot of it being self-sabotage and not really being purposeful in what in wanted to do. What I want people to know is sometimes you’re the problem and the reason that your brand or business may not be succeeding. You may have to have a come to Jesus with yourself in order to identify what actually is wrong and how to overcome it.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Everyone from my parents, specifically my mom, to my best friend Courtney, to any other creative who has purposely inserted themselves in my brand because they believe in me see much and simply want to see my win.
1st photo: Jamar Church 2nd photo: Mar’vette Gee 3rd-5th photos: Kuro Blackk