Brandon Blackwood, designer behind the namesake collection, grew up in both New York City and Tokyo. He attended Bard College, concentrating on Neuroscientific Psychology, eventually crossing over to American Studies with a focus in fashion. Throughout that time he worked with several fashion publications / production companies. Upon graduating he worked as a stylist and retail buyer in New York City until ultimately creating Brandon Blackwood LLC. in late 2013. He spent two years designing, traveling, sourcing, and finding inspiration for a luxury goods line that would combine everyday functionality and exceptional quality. His first collection launched spring 2015.
The ideology behind the brand focuses on the quality production of timeless luxury goods. Working with a distinctive palette of subtle colors and textures, each piece is designed with the contemporary consumer in mind.
Brandon Blackwood celebrates quality artisanal skills from all over the world and the craftsmen behind them. Materials are always sourced responsibly. Products are then completed by exceptional fair trade craftsmen in Asia, Europe, and the US. Unethical labor practices are never an option.