If you don’t know the name Ty’ron Perrin designer of the Marquette Collection- you will soon! The designer debut his brand new Spring/Summer 2016 “Untitled” collection this past Sunday during NYFW and it was his talent that dropped the jaws of all that attended! The entire collection was captivating with a huge wow factor evident as each intricately designed piece made its way down the runway. Perrin is no stranger to the fashion world and you have seen his designs grace the red carpets of events such as the BET Awards, the Grammy’s, and more. The Philly native currently serves as the creative director and lead designer to R&B singing sensation Jazmin Sullivan, and his designs have been worn by the likes of Shaunie O’Neal, K Michelle, Chante Moore, Claudia Jordan, and many more.
With a classic black and white color way full of lace and hints of vibrant yellow his “Untitled” collection is sure to garner the attention and recognition it deserves. We had the chance to sit down for a Hollywood Unlocked exclusive interview with Perrin after the show to get a glimpse of the journey leading up to his collection showcase:
HU: So how did you get your start as a designer?
TP: Well I have been designing for 11 years. Starting at age 15 just ripping up dresses and stuff at my moms house. My first start was actually with Free from 106 & Park for the BET Awards one year.
HU: Your collection was amazing. You can really see the passion and quality you put into it.
TP: That’s what I’ve been waiting for. I did a collection last year and it wasn’t my all. So I’m like if I come back this year I have to give my all. The last collection I actually did in 2 weeks which really wasn’t any time. This year I had more than a month so I’m really glad everyone liked it. The reason I sew is to make sure people like it.
HU: Other designers usually have that one piece out of their collection that serves as the “wow” piece, but in your collection everything was like “wow”.
TP: That’s what I was trying to go for. I wanted to go for “wow” but not too “wow”, not overdoing it which is why I went with the blazers and pants. All of my friends will come to my store like “Oh do that” or “I love this” so it’s really good to get the vision from a female. Sometimes guys can be OD!
HU: So tell us about the inspiration behind the collection. We saw the black and yellow color way going on tonight.
TP: The inspiration from the black and yellow kind of comes from Beyonce, but I also have these polka dot sneakers that I wear everyday- I was actually gonna wear them tonight. I’ve just been seeing lots of yellow and black so I said lets do a black and white collection because it’s simple and I went with yellow too. Plus there was some yellow fabric in the basement of my store.
Some of the inspiration also comes from Laura Govan. I love her. I love the way she wears her hair, how she dresses, the two pieces really stem from her.
HU: Who are your top 2 designers you look up to?
TP: It’s so hard these days. I love Givenchy.
HU: What about Balmain?
TP: I like Balmain. I believe he did something with black and yellow last season.
HU: So who is your go to if you want to make sure something looks good. We saw your friends Jazmine Sullivan and Catya Washington sitting front row?
TP: Jazmine didn’t even see this collection. She hasn’t seen anything until tonight. My girl Cat from Bad Girls Club came in and was like “I want this, and this, and this”. So the feedback has been great and let’s me know I’m on the right track. I’m trying to be like that next Michael Costello!
HU: So what’s next for you? Do you have anything coming up soon?
TP: I’m thinking my next show will be in Philly.
Well there you have it! Follow him on Instagram @marquette21 and peep the photos of some of the attendees plus a gallery of the “Untitled” Marquette Collection below!
Jazmine Sullivan sitting front row during the show.
Bad Girls Club star Catya Washington sits front row with Jazmine Sullivan and friends.
Jazmine Sullivan and new girl group Rawyals.
Hollywood Unlocked Fashion Editor Darren Moulden with Designer Ty’ron Perrin
Photos: Abri Photography