Designer Spotlight: Lamont Rudolph
Original, innovative, and creative are just a few words that come to mind when I think of designer Lamont Rudolph. The one word that fully epitomizes him as a designer is dedication. (Seriously, he had to be pried away from his sewing machine to complete the interview.) That’s a trait that’s definitely a necessity to have in this ever evolving fashion world. While we had Mr. Rudolph in our clutches we used that time to learn more and him and his line.
How did you get started with creating your line?
I was playing around with shapes and had a fascination for the triangle. I decided to use it and flip it upside down for originality.
- How did you first get started in fashion design in general?
Since a kid I’ve always had my own meaning of life and how it should look verses what it actually was! Shopping has always been a drag and in most cases end in disappointment. This is what started my journey into design.
Are you self-taught or did you go to school?
- How would you describe your line?
It’s my lifestyle…..my line expresses my life; who I am and what I am about.
- Who are the top 3 people/designers that influence your designs?
I don’t really have an outside influence with my designs; however there are a few designers I pay attention to because they have been an inspiration to some of my hat styles. I will admit my design partner Kishara influences me everyday.
5. Who are your favorite fashion icon/s?
Maison Martin Margiela
- Any notables that you have designed for?
Just to name a few; not with the explicit intention of name dropping….. Musiq Soulchild, Sevyn Streeter, K Camp, Dollar Signs, B.o.B, Skrillex, Mr. Capone, TM88, Adam Bernard Pacman Jones, and Jordin Sparks
- Where do you see your line going in 5 years?
Over my current imagination, I have given my current design career a termed lifespan and it may come to end within 5-10 years.
- Favorite material that you love to work with?
- What is a one pro of being a fashion designer and one con?
A pro is having the ability and skill to create happiness with my clients.
A con is being a ”real” designer.
- Where can we find your collection?
Well there you have it. Mr. Rudolph is as real as he is talented. I mean look at that list of notables. I see nothing but even greater things for him in the future, no matter what the lifespan. Check out some of his looks from Fashion Jams below and follow him on IG for the latest designs of his line.