de AlexanderClothing Designer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
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About MeQuinton de' Alexander
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" - Helen Keller
No better quote better expresses the philosophy of the exciting and avant-garde designer Quinton de' Alexander. Living in New Orleans, an area rich with diversity and culture, Quinton's curiosity about the clothes and how they were structured was recognized by him and supported by his family at an early age. At eight years of age, he saw a sewing machine at a local garage sale and asked if he could have it. Thank goodness for the world of fashion and those of us who benefit from that world, that young Mr. de' Alexander was not denied.
Quinton began by teaching himself, through trial and error, how to make things. At a rate belying on his talent and imagination he saw his first creations within hours of setting his new "toy" -perfect potholders- an event that sparked the journey of his life's vocation. Day after day he would feed his new found passion and sit at his Singer sewing machine and recreate garments that he had studied. Without any patterns or formal education in design, he worked at the concept until he got it right. Now due to that unstoppable spirit and determination he demonstrated as a youth, every design created by Quinton is not only right, it's breath taking! Based in Chicago, Illinois, Quinton is the Chairman/CEO of Chez de' Alexander. He has created designs for an impressive range of clientele- from celebrities to small non-profit organizations. He is a strong believer of giving back to the community and has been doing so throughout his career.
Quinton is known for what is referred to as "Drama Dresses" - dresses designed to display and say so much that every head must turn to admire the "incredible work of art". In addition to his extensive line of women's apparel, he also has a line of distinguished men's apparel. Featuring powerful suits and relaxing eveningwear, the sky is the limit when it comes to his creativity. Quinton de' Alexander is taking the fashion industry by storm with ease and astonishing style as he continues to please and amaze clients throughout the United States with his unquestionable talent and passion for making fashion come to life.
In addition to countless life shows, Quinton has received numerous local and national awards such as the Fred Hampton Image Award, "1994 Mahogany Foundation Image Award" for excellence in costume design. Quinton's designs were showcased in the "1995 Canadian Club Tribute to Black Designers" held in Oakland, California where he was the feature designer, 1999 Black Theater Alliance (Ira Aldridge Award). Best play costume designer for (SONGDIVA) which he also Executive Produced, and CO-Directed, 2000 Black Heritage Award (clothing designer of the year), 2000 University of Illinois (Hester Bates Foundation) Community Service Award, 2003 Russell Maryland Community Service Award and the 2004 (Teen Parent Services-Central) Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award.
"The name de' Alexander is certainly one to remember," says the Oakland Post. "His designs will leave you breathless," reported the Chicago Tribune. The Washington Post says, "de' Alexander ... Simply Marvelous!"
Quinton's television, stage and film credits read like a list straight out of "Who's Who", with nine stage productions under his wings that have featured his original designs (including "Harlem Suite" which starred Stephanie Mills and Maurice Hines, Beauty Shop III", a Shelly Garrett production, Q & E Productions' "SONGDIVA" and the "Spiritual Revolt of Nathan Branch" at the Du Sable Museum of African American History. Maintaining a busy schedule does not prevent Quinton from giving back to the community. Working with organizations and charities such as The Chicago Academy for the Arts; (2006 Oscar Night America), My Sister's Keeper, University of Illinois Extension Youth Program; La Rabida Children's Hospital; Department of Human Services Teen Parent Services Central; Celebrating Life Breast Cancer Foundation; Concerned Citizens Inc. /Mothers House; Senior Suites and Serendipity 2005/2006 (Chicago's Seniors on Stage); Sponsored by the Honorable Richard M. Daley.
Quinton is also the Chairman/CEO of Creativity United Inc., Chairman of Creativity United Inc. Performance Arts Scholarship Foundation, Chairman of The Goddess Sorority, an organization which gives support to emotional, physical and mentally abused women and Executive Producer of The Midwest Fashion and Beauty Awards. Mr. de' Alexander, was a featured fashion designer in the 2001, 2002, and 2003 Ebony Fashion Fair and a featured designer in the "Tribute to Black Designers February 2005" Ebony" edition. Quinton's most honored award is having November 6th, 1999 declared Quinton de' Alexander's Day in Illinois by the Honorable Richard M. Daley for his dedication for the charitable services. Quinton is proud to be the designer of the Lupus Foundation Souvenir scarves ands bags "de' Alexander Signature Collection". visit me at [url=http://www.chezdealexander.com]www.chezdealexander.com[/url] or contact by direct e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you in August at the 2010 Fashion and Beauty Awards.