We had the good fortune of connecting with DeSean Lewis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi DeSean, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
As a fashion designer, most people would think that your end goal is to become a household name like that of Chanel or Prada but in reality, my end goal is to inspire. I want to leave this world knowing that my creativity gave other creators the push to do whatever it is they want to do. I want to be able to look back and know that I made a difference in the fashion world by being me and not trying to “Keep Up With the Kardashians” literally, lol.

My career in fashion will never end. Even when I’m gone because my legacy and creativity will continue to build with what I leave behind and who I leave it with. I want my passion for fashion to grace the world for years to come. But to answer your question more specifically, I want to be professionally known as the designer who created the most intriguing and idiosyncratic designs and accessories for Music Videos.

That’s going to be my career.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Have you ever heard the song “Flashing Lights” by Ye? Of course you have, who hasn’t? You know how the beat starts off something like an orchestra? Then the beat drops and the synthesizer pierces your ears with pure HEAT?! That’s how my brand works. From the start of when I released my first wooden bags in 2019 (orchestra), I knew it was going to be a hit. Then, when I directed my first virtual fashion show to premiere on Vimeo OnDemand (the synthesizer) I knew I was destined for greatness.

Like all other careers, It took a lot to get here and as cliché as it may sound it was not easy. I’m a firm believer in “you have to spend money to make money” and there were plenty of times where I really didn’t have the money to spend for materials but I had a vision that I knew I needed to see through. It’s that mindset that you have to have as a creator because its not a gauranteed career unless you really want it to be.

As I always say my brand is my story and it may or may not relate to everyone on a personal level but the designs and creativity that are shown throughout the brand is enough to get the people engaged.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
It really depends on the type of friend. If its a friend that is as invested in fashion as me then of course we would have to hit up all the major thrift stores like Ragarama & Buffalo Exchange. For our high fashion cravings, Phipps Plaza and the Shops at Buckhead would definitely suffice.

Now, if its more of an aesthetic appreciative friend, then The High Museum, Trap Museum, Ponce City Market, Atlantic Station, or Krog Street Market will bring all the vibes needed for a interesting week.

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?
Family & Friends are everything to me. They are the real reason why I create today because they continue to encourage and support my work and even tell me if they think the design isn’t going to work. Of course sometimes I don’t listen and I release it anyway but its the fact that I’ll always have they’re honest opinion and genuine support. So, to Mommy, Dad, Teka, Jazz, Grandma, the family, the Wolfpack, my church cousins, the Hometeam, Dest&Dest, Isac, Chels, Arman, Tre, Shadé & Kayla, This one is for you.

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