Brandon Murphy has always dreamed and inspired to become a fashion designer. He now is living his dreams and making his fashion creativity a reality. I was able to know more about this stylish designer who is making an impact in the fashion world.
EB: How have you been under the world’s COVID-19 pandemic?
BM: I think it was very eye opening to take a pause and see how fragile life is. To really take moments in times, to lead with love and understand other people’s experiences and health concerns and being more respectful with one another and being more open to inactivity. As we are still are going threw it.
EB: How did you get into fashion? What was the inspiration?
BM: It’s something I always wanted to do ever since I was a kid. I remember cutting up clothing to make clothes for my G.I. Joes. I was always that kid that dressed in a shirt and tie for picture day.
I remember my grandfather who was always dressed very well. He was very clean and put together. My uncle also dressed very well. He was an inspiration to me. At a young age, I use to look threw magazines and read GQ and Vogue. I always felt and thought that when I looked my best, I felt my best. I wanted to create a world that makes them feel confident.
EB: Can you tell our audience about your B l M l C Chalfont loafers? How did you come up with the design?
BM: I always loved penny loafers even as a kid when I was in middle and high school. I happened to have designed this shoe on a trip to Portugal when I was doing a collaboration with another sustainable brand. I connected with this family owned factory that are artisan in creating, designing and manufacturing shoes. We built a good relationship in my travels to Portugal. I started doing suiting and custom clothing and then I realized that I wanted to find a way to expand upon one of my favorite shoes, the penny loafer. I wanted to see how I can make this shoe my own and it dawned on me to add more slots in the shoe, so I added two more slots.
EB: Who has been your hardest critic? What did you learn from that person?
BM: I always feel that I’m my own hardest critic because I always feel that I want to do my best. I always find ways to get better and that there is always room for progress. I don’t believe that there’s been anyone that has been overly critical with my work then really myself. I’m working on being more patient with myself.
EB: What advice would you give someone who’s looking to get involve in the fashion industry?
BM: Do your research. [You need to] really gain the knowledge of what you want to do within the fashion industry and stay true to your voice. Do what feels good to you and create your voice in a world of your own creations.
EB: What’s next for you career and how can people find you for business opportunities?
BM: What is next for me? I’m working on a collection right now. I have a few projects coming up in the next couple of months. I will be speaking more on my website and social platforms. Currently, I’m in a collaboration right now with Black Fashion Fair, which they did a partnership with my loafer. You can also go online to BlackFashionFair.com to purchase the loafers as well as brandonmurphy.co.
Best form of contact is email : info@BrandonMurphy.co