Featuring: April Walker / Walker Wear
Presented byUnited Photo Industries
Exhibition Design byJoan Koo
Walk This Way is a visual timeline of my love affair with hip-hop and shaping men and women through fashion over the last 30+ years. My fashion style was born out of a necessity to self-express, and to serve the hip-hop community with lifestyle choices, because there were none at the time. My creative process is inspired by socio-economic factors, music, culture, global travel, and lifestyle. They all play a part in the fashion I create.
The timeline for this project starts in Brooklyn, from the ’80s to the present day. I hope you witness a young artist that has transformed into an agile and creative entrepreneur. I believe in fluidity. I’m a testimony of a human being living my dream…creating and taking it from ideation to creation, and from my mind to the marketplace. I let the passion lead me, and I will always believe in people over profit.
April Walker is an agile entrepreneur, author, health and wellness enthusiast, and a fashion designer who inspired a multi-billion dollar streetwear and lifestyle industry. Her brand, Walker Wear was one of the first streetwear fashion brands to dominate in menswear, garnering millions in sales and opening global distribution doors for streetwear, and key product placement implementation.
Walker Wear has been featured in countless publications, films, and videos. Her clients have included Tupac, and B.I.G., Queen Latifah, and Mike Tyson, to name a few. April has been featured in Fresh Dressed and The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion, two films that highlight the marriage of fashion and hip-hop. As a creative, her collaborations extend from Brooklyn to Berlin. Her work is currently featured in the Street Dreams exhibit at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
Today, April remains at the helm of Walker Wear. She serves on a local arts advisory board, and on a public service advisory council. April also serves as a virtual mentor for entrepreneurs and youth, implementing a customized curriculum to help them own their own magic.
As a wellness influencer, April has dropped a Walker Wear athleisure line, and penned her first five-star book, Walkergems, Get You’re A$% Off The Couch. She spreads her Walkergems by giving people the tools they need to design the lives they imagine while she is uplifting her community in the process!
Walker Wear is a global fashion brand. As fashion architects and storytellers, the brand shares its rich history through the content and threads. Walker Wear is one of the first streetwear fashion-lifestyle brands to dominate menswear, garnering millions in sales, opening global distribution doors for streetwear, and key product placement implementation. The brand has been featured in countless publications, films, and videos. Clients have included Tupac, B.I.G., Queen Latifah, and Mike Tyson, to name a few. Encapsulating timeless silhouettes and serving premium quality with style, the mission is to inspire and uplift a global community on the canvas of fashion.