This Week's Designer

With an interesting sense and love of fashion LeGrand Leseur wanted to push the limits by creating interesting suits and looks that havent been done before. This led him to become the number 1 voted “Best Tuxedo” and “Best Men’s Clothing” for PHL 17’s Hotlist competition. LeGrand also won Philly Happening’s award for Best Men’s reatil. After successfully pitching and making a few designs to some of the most prominent people and clients in Philadelphia, LeGrand decide to make his looks more accessible to the masses. This led him at the age of 23 to officially launch the fashion house under his name in 2013 and become one of the top designers and creative directors in the area.

 

When did you start designing?

I started near the end of college. I was becoming more mature and wanted to get away from t-shirts as much as possible.
Why Jackets and Suits?
I grew up wearing them for a time going to church with my parents. Every Sunday I would get the most compliments. Anyone can feel like a king in one. It changes the way people see you but also, most importantly, the way you see yourself.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I am in love with the movies. I love watching movies to see how the sets and colors affect me. I draw a lot from them.
In your mind – Which city has better fashion sense? Philly or Boston.
Depends on who you ask. They are pretty similar. Philly is more raw; more emotion. Boston is more polished. However, both cities are big sports cities. There are a whole different set of reasons for the fashion that emerges from the fans.
Starbucks or Dunkins?
Starbucks.
What’s your favorite jacket/suit you had designed?
I don’t have one. Everyone is completely unique with their own individual voice.
How long does it take to make a jacket/suit from start to finish?
About 2-3 weeks sometimes more for something with extra flash.
What’s next in your future?
Right now I am getting ready for the fashion weeks coming up in a few weeks in Atlantic City and then working on the shows for later this year and the next. Lots of designs and lots of work coming out.