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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Fashion Bomb Celebrates: Jeffrey Banks

Today's Black History shout out goes to menswear designer Jeffrey Banks, 1976 and 1982 winner of the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics Award:

A graduate of Parson's School of Design, Banks assisted both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein before opening his own menswear company in 1980. He once said, "I design clothes that are masculine, classic, but classic with a twist--either through color, fabrication, or both."

Raccoon Coat and Tartan Jacket by Jeffrey Banks
According to,Banks' two companies, Jeffrey Banks Ltd. and Jeffrey Banks International, amassed $20 million through licensing deals and international sales.
He is currently a member of the Executive Board of Designers at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and was recently appointed Design Consultant for Men's Sportswear at Haggar clothing Co.
If you don't know, now you know!
A toast to Jeffrey Banks!


nikronmar said...

Hi I am a big fan of Jeffrey Banks work. I use to buy his suits, and would like to pick up his collection again if available. Is there a Department store in the US or a web site where his suits can be purchased?