Patrick Kelly: The designer
March 2, 2022
Some musicians get a stylist for their big debut. Patrick Kelly was a designer who combined racial issues with his fashion while keeping up with the trends of the 1980s. He had the intention of making fashion a safe space for Black women to express themselves since the fashion industry deeply lacked diversity. Kelly also was openly and unapologetically gay which brought in represention for the LGBTQIA+ community. While Kelly did face criticism for bringing up race in fashion, he stuck to his craft and became such an influential designer during his time.