Luxury in Men’s and Women’s fashion has a new name…Borris Powell. Winner of the prestigious 2011 Oscars Designer Challenge, Powell has had an eventful year and expanding from custom dress maker to Ready to Wear designer with a collection in the works for Spring 2012. Known for his signature gowns, Powell has come a long way from his first ten-week sewing class that launched his brand six years ago.
Powell has been quite busy preparing for the launch of his new men’s line which will include looks for the sophisticated and fashion forward executive. Mega music mogul and Grammy nominee Ralphi Rosario recently donned a Borris Powell custom designed suit at this year’s 54th Annual Grammy Awards. His upcoming runway show Without A Shadow of a Doubt on March 18th will showcase suits, topcoats, trench coats and leather coats. In addition, Powell will introduce a new shape and silhouette to the women’s ready-to-wear and gown collections while also showcasing his new handbags and scarves.
Born in Piedmont, Alabama, Powell considered himself a passionate designer and developed dreams of a career in fashion early on in life. Throughout his childhood, while observing his mother preparing for a night out on the town or even a Sunday visit to church, he trained his young eyes on color and silhouette. This is how his lifelong dream began. He would often advise her on style choices and then, while everyone was away, he would sneak into the living room to play with the sewing machine and develop his craft