BE Modern Man: Meet "The Style Icon" Ty Hunter - Black Enterprise

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Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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BE Modern Man - Ty Hunter Designer

Name: Ty Hunter

Profession: Fashion Director / Designer

Age: 42

One word that describes you: Positive

Since his humble beginnings in Austin, TX, Ty Hunter has remained true to his belief that “fashion starts from within.” This quote has helped him to catapult his career straight to the center of pop culture. Hunter celebrated as one of the world’s most influential fashion gurus, has styled or contributed to the cover of almost every major international magazine, and has consulted for more than fifty national and international ad campaigns.

Getting his start through retail in Houston, TX, Hunter was afforded the opportunity to work with an up and coming pop group named Destiny’s Child by their Lead Stylist, Tina Knowles, in 2000.  From there Hunter worked with Miss Tina to develop and cultivate not only the group into an iconic status, but also guide the girl’s individually to cultivate their looks.

Today Hunter is the exclusive personal stylist to Beyonce along with his counterpart, Raquel Smith.  Since working with the iconic Beyonce, Hunter has risen to the top of the fashion charts as a key talent in the field. His passion, his drive and most importantly his humility is what keeps him blessed and striving for more.

To be a visionary in the fashion industry is what motivated Hunter to pursue this profession with such great fervor. “I would see great items for my clients, and I can envision them killing it,” says Hunter. Picking pieces is about knowing your client, their needs, their wants, and what works as well as what does not work. “Fashion isn’t easy, but I’ve overcome the obstacles of the word can’t,” Hunter tells BE Modern Man. “There were those times that looked like it couldn’t, shouldn’t, and wouldn’t work but did because I have always looked at my situations head on and conquered them.”

Working in a serious cutthroat industry, Hunter always remembers to stay positive and enjoy the journey. “Fashion should be fun, and I feel like people take it too seriously at times, that’s why I tried to incorporate as much fun as I could into my line With+Passion,” says Hunter.

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