LaQuan Smith is a young 21 year-old designer who overcame the hardships of cancer and persevered with a greater focus on his passion for fashion. After graduating from high school and interning with New York based magazine Blackbook, he pursued his love for design and set the fashion world abuzz with his unique pieces. With high praises from Tyra Banks and Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, LaQuan has gained the recognition of the fashion elite, which has enabled him to design custom outfits for celebrities such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Amber Rose as well as Cassie, who was spotted a few months back wearing his Sea Urchin dress.
The LaQuan Smith label made its New York Fashion Week debut to much acclaim with a Fall/Winter 2010 collection titled the “Water Goddess”. Take a look at a few of the highlight pieces from the LaQuan Smith Water Goddess collection with Tyra Banks and model Sessilee Lopez, after the jump.CONTINUE