LaQuan Smith is a fashion designer was born in Queens, NY (August 30, 1988). In 2007, with 19-year-old he started his fashion career in earnest. To that end, he apprenticed with Blackbook Magazine and famed stylist, Elizabeth Sulcer. He applied this aesthetic to his first capsule collection, a selection of gilded separates and accessories. His work sparked interest among fashion icons and risk takers including Rihanna and Lady Gaga, both of whom were early supporters of the gifted designer.