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Designer Douglas Says knows how to put together a fashion show, and …… HE HAD A POWERFUL FRONT ROW…. what a great event, in attendance was the Fabulous Designer Clarence Black, Fashion Empire Giant, Steve Cutting, Sofia Davis – Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Avenue News Magazine (aka The Black Anna Wintour), Couturier Leonard Davis, Lloyd Crawford, Editor-in-Chief of i-Fashion Magazine…. and many many more, the models walked the runway in beautiful garments created by Douglas Says, the colors, fabrics were simply amazing…. what a journey… and it started ON TIME!!!! Great Show Douglas!!!!!!

Steve Cutting – After college, Cutting worked on Seventh Avenue with the design firm Enrico Masei. Then he moved to Italy and worked at a freelance studio owned by Anna Schpioni. Cutting worked in Italy and Germany where he was a designer for Krizia and Chiwitt from 1983 to 1985. In late 1985, Cutting returned to the United States and became the head designer for Philippe Monet. While at Philippe Monet, Cutting traveled extensively and began to specialize in leather and cloth outerwear. In 1990, he established his own freelance company, Steven A. Cutting, Inc. The company’s clients included Kenneth Cole, Reebok, Collage, and Pony. Cutting worked for himself until 1996, when he became head designer for Perry Ellis America. In 1999, he joined First Manufacturing Company, where he was the design director for Jimmy and Marylou and the Whet Blue Collections. In 2000, Cutting was hired by the Larry Levine and Boston Outfitters labels. Cutting has worked with the House of Dereon owned by Beyoncé and Tina Knowles and has also established his own label, Katalyst.

Leonard Davis  COUTURIER – Fashion designer, fashion event producer and Black Americana collector, Leonard Davis,  and earned his associate degree in applied science at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Davis then continued his education at the world famous L’Ecole de la Chamber Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne in Paris, France where he earned his “Couture Design” certificate in 1975.

Courtesy of the History Makers

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