Rebels To Dons (Trinidad & Tobago/USA)
Rebels To Dons label head, Joshua C. Joseph, perfectly balances the aesthetic of a young rebel with one of a more mature man. His designs incorporate clean lines but also have a Western, or perhaps even rock and roll, feel as many designs incorporate patchwork, ripped denim and embroidery-like stitching. Joseph’s brand is also known for their popular millinery, which includes hand-crafted fedoras and leather crowns. Rebels To Dons, though a young label, has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar and Complex, while Joseph has designed custom pieces for Theophilus London, Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire and Tyler the Creator. It’s safe to say these designs will be on more tastemakers’ radar very soon. (And you can find a few Rebels to Dons creations in the LargeUp store).