Eversheds Sutherland Commissions Artist Cedric Brown For INTA 2019

Cedric Brown Collections was commissioned by the 16th largest law firm in the world, Eversheds Sutherland (ES) to create pieces for the 2019 International Trademark Association (INTA) conference. CBC created a collection of scarves, neck ties, and socks, with a Boston skyline theme, for the items were given out as gifts in Boston, MS.

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Below is a small clip of the Eversheds Sutherland cocktail party. The ceremony was held at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Attendees from all over the world were there (Singapore, Argentina, Japan, Germany, London, Brazil, Kenya, and Etc.)

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YBE Magazine Interviews Designer Cedric Brown

In April 2019, Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine interviewed Cedric Brown in the Atlanta issue. Check out the interview below.

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Who are you? Brief Bio

- I'm Cedric Brown, an artist and fashion designer. My line is Cedric Brown Collections (CBC). CBC is a cutting edge apparel business. Sending a message through my colorful, bold prints, I paint abstract art that is made into limited edition prints on accessories: kimonos, scarves, neck ties, handkerchiefs, and socks. My designs have been featured on CNN, Birmingham Times, Jezebel, and Sheen Magazine. Notable celebrities, Actress Vivica A. Fox, Rapper Young Thug, Wale, news anchor Jovita Moore, and Fortune 500 CEOS John Miller, Denny's, Marvin Ellison, Lowe's, Ellen Alemany, CIT Bank, and John Hope Bryant, Operation Hope, are among those who have CBC – top of mind fashion accessory.


What is your industry, and why did this industry appeal to you?

- My industry is Fashion Design. Since 5th grade, I knew i wanted to be a fashion designer. I admired the fashion moguls at the time, Sean John and Ralph Lauren. It is my goal to leave an impact like them. I've always had an eye for color and loved to dress.


How does Atlanta impact your career decisions and development?

- I feel that Atlanta is a rising creative mecca. The cost of living is affordable, and i get so much inspiration from all of the culture. As I travel the world, I see that our music and culture influences everything.


How has your staff grown over time and what systems have you put in place to manage that growth?

- I'm still in the early stages of my career, so my staff hasn't changed much. However, anyone hired to work for me must come with fresh, innovative ideas to grow the brand.
How do you Market your services or products?

- I market my business with social media, news articles, influencers, trunk shows, and good ol' face to face marketing.


What excites you about doing business in Atlanta?

- Atlanta is a new wave. Because it is not a traditional route an artist would take (most move to LA or NYC), Atlanta is all about creating your own lane, In the world of fashion, it's s an open opportunity. Most of all, I love to see the black culture doing so well here. It is definitely not like that everywhere.


What is your biggest challenge?

- My business challenge is asking myself 'what's next?' I'm always thinking how i can keep the buzz going.


Who was your greatest teacher or what has been your greatest learning experience?

- Being in my 20s, life has taught me to never put all of my eggs in one basket and to never be complacent. I never want to put myself in situations , where I give someone control over my success. Rather that be from a professor, an employer, a jurist, a buyer, an organization, or whomever, but I put all of of my trust in God. He always provide. Anything can happen!


In one word of brief phrase telling New Atlanta ybe what to expect?

Growth

NBAF GALA 2018

In July, I was selected to be a featured artist in the NBAF Gala. The event took place at Flourish in Buckhead. The Yellow Floral Expression kimono and scarf was sold and auctioned off at the gala. Check out some of the pictures below.

It was an incredible evening of elegance, atmosphere, legends of the community, art, dancing, and more. All of the Atlanta socialites was there including Mayor Shirley Franklin, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom, and Artist Radcliffe Bailey

Designer Cedric Brown and News Anchor Jovita Moore

Designer Cedric Brown and News Anchor Jovita Moore

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Essence Festival 2018

In July, we did a pop up shop at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. The event was held at the Le Meridean hotel and was sponsored by the Love Freedom Movement.

"The Love Freedom Movement is a think tank for creative artist to live out loud in a space that allows those who aspire to learn how the artist started and where they see them selves in the future. This was their first year hosting in New Orleans for Essence Festival 2018 and trust me I am positive that it will not be their last. The NOLA BOLD BEAUTY BOSS EXPERIENCE was held at the prestigious Le Meridien Hotel on Saturday, July 7th from 2p-7p featuring veteran actress Vivica A. Fox, Fashion and Beauty panel discussions, Love and Relationship talk, Comedy Hour, Shopping, Live Music, Wine & Toast and More. This amazing upscale event crafted to elevate and stimulate consciousness for the every dreamer in the room to experience a taste of freedom. Everyone left the event feeling empowered and excited about the possibility of taking a leap and pursuing their soul destiny." read more at http://www.naturalbabydol.com/love-freedom-movement/

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