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10 Up-and-Coming Fashion Designers from Baltimore

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Freelance Writer
Updated: 5 October 2017
Have a passion for fashion and looking for local businesses to support? Baltimore, Maryland, has plenty of up and coming fashion designers who are looking to make an impact on the world. Fashion is a tricky business and as some designers have learned, you have to be creative and strong enough to withstand the criticism and hard work that goes into becoming a fashion designer. Here’s a look at different fashion designers from Baltimore that you should follow.

Jordan Matthews

Jordan Matthews is a fashion designer born and raised from Baltimore City. She has dressed celebrities, such as Elle Varner, in addition to being named in 2014 as Fashion Designer of the Year by RAW Baltimore. Jordan Matthews creates made-to-order work, as well as accessories and clothing for men and women. She has a unique street style in regards to her clothing and her creations can be purchased through Entropy Ink & Boutique.

So help me Swank. www.Jordan-Matthews.com

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Jody Davis

Jody Davis is a local Baltimore resident who has a boutique in Baltimore City. Jody Davis Designs are not only clean and stylish, but they are creative, fresh and inventive. She specializes in women’s dresses and clothing and has been designing for more than 25 years. Jody Davis’ clientele ranges from celebrities to local community leaders.

Brenda L. Jones

Brenda L. Jones is a local Baltimore fashion designer who believes in empowering and emboldening women through the way they dress. Her fashion designs are bold, colorful and full of asymmetrical patterns. Brenda L. Jones has stayed true to her aesthetic even through the years and she’s gained recognition and thousands of followers.

Sponsor of the BRENDALJONESCLOTHING FASHION SHOW @brow_magic_ thank you

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Jeffrey Kent

Jeffrey Kent is a local Baltimore fashion designer and artist whose work has also been featured in the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. His art encompasses political content, as well as bold colors with strong content. Jeffrey Kent mainly draws from the urban experience for his inspiration.

Aiysha Jowhar

Aiysha Jowhar Design Studio is a Baltimore-based fashion design company that specializes in prom gowns, weddings and special occasions. Their designs are creative, fresh and sometimes comical as they also accept special requests.

BE-Z Clothing Company

BE-Z Clothing Company is a local fashion design company that prides itself on representing Baltimore in a positive way while making an impact in the community. This company also hosts events, parties, community activities and fashion shows. BE-Z Clothing feels that it’s important to support local artists and to assist in furthering their dreams come to fruition.

Mishoe Neckwear

Mishoe Neckwear is a local fashion designer with a specialty in creating custom neckwear for men. All of their designs are custom-made and products are unique in every pattern. Mishoe Neckwear prides itself on creating custom pieces for men who strive to be different while looking their best. Each piece is colorful, creative and shows impeccable craftsmanship.

Erin Draper

Erin Draper is a local Baltimore fashion designer who specializes in clothing for work, socializing and special occasions that is as comfortable as yoga wear. Her clothes are for active, independent women of any size who want to look good while doing a variety of activities.

Our Berea cowl neck top looks super cool tucked into jeans on Nicole @stellar.biology ! ✨🌵

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Dreams by Danielle

Dreams by Danielle is a local Baltimore-based fashion design company who creates custom pieces for fun, creative women. The designs that this designer puts forth are bold in color, fit any size and are fun by nature. These pieces make women feel emboldened and powerful as they strut their stuff in their custom pieces.

La’shele Lavey

La’shele Lavey is a local Baltimore fashion designer who has received recognition abroad and has had her collections featured in magazines from Baltimore to Australia. Born and raised in Baltimore, Lavey brings back creativity into clothing. Her work ranges from ‘Red Carpet’ style gowns to streetwear.