Romero Bryan, Designer
Power: The London-based designer knew he wanted to be in fashion after watching his mother work as a buyer. At age 12, Bryan began making moves to launch his apparel company, and now he’s an accomplished adult. His apparel his been worn by celebrities including Alek Wek and Kelly Rowland.
Passion: “I was always around fashion and I’d see samples coming in when my mum was working with designers, and I was always inspired by that. So, it has always been in my genes to want to do something fashion related.”
Process: “It’s been a long road. I always tell young people that they will hear so many more ‘no’s ‘than ‘yeses,’ so just take it inside your head as ‘Not yet,’ and don’t get discouraged or heartbroken,” Bryan says. “It’s been a long road, but with a lot of support from friends and family, I’m still going.”
Motivation: I like to bring fresh, funky, new and a little but of fantastic with an edge to my designs. The woman that wears Romero Bryan has to be confident, obviously because I have these daring costumes, and its not about being a size zero or size two. She has to have sexiness radiating from within, and be confident.”