Flashback Friday: Fashion Designer Willi Smith

"I don't design clothes for the Queen, but for the people who wave at her as she goes by," said one of the most successful designers in fashion history, Willi Smith, at the height of his fashion tenure. Smith, who passed away from complications due to AIDS on April 17,1987, was an equal opportunity designer who took much pride in birthing a youthful sportswear collection that pushed fashion's boundaries without breaking the bank. WilliWear, founded in 1976, consisted of easy and comfortable clothing in drapey silhouettes in a rainbow of colors and prints... Read more: Designer Spotlight: Duro OlowuProject Runway's Korto Momolu Returns


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