In 1999, Dewry L. Bradford set out to pursue a career in fashion. After attending the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in New York City, he officially launched his career in fashion. His very first collection was for the famed music group Wu-Tang which … Read More
Dewry Bradford – Branding Director
In 1999, Dewry L. Bradford set out to pursue a career in fashion. After attending the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in New York City, he officially launched his career in fashion. His very first collection was for the famed music group Wu-Tang which he created and developed their brand “Wu-Wear” with then creative designer, Kevin Leong. From there, he created and designed collections for various celebrities such as Outkast, J-Lo, Nelson Mandela, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Fabolous, Michael Vick, Richie Rich, Vinnie from Naughty by Nature and Russell Simmons.
Mr. Bradford enjoyed years of success in lifestyle-outerwear as Creative Director of Sean John, Ecko International, Steve Madden and Phat Farm. In 2005, after head designing for a number of brands, Mr. Bradford launched ASQUI LLC that became the force behind many of the ready to wear collections today. Quickly making a favorable stamp in the Fashion Industry as an expert Outerwear and Leather Designer, Dewry set his sights on the Athletic aspect of the Fashion Industry. He acquired deals with conglomerates such as Americo/Highlife to manage the K1X, And-1, Protégé’ and Michael Vick brands. Underneath the Pirigi Group, he designed for Puma Kids. Mr. Bradford was notably chosen in 2012 to present a collection of new directional designs to Brand Jordan’s executive team in Portland, Oregon.
Under the ASQUI LLC umbrella, which later became ASQUI Ventures, Mr. Bradford cultivated many brands and launched new collections annually. He repurposed his knowledge, skills and relationships to manage celebrities from a branding aspect. Mr. Bradford’s past clients include Marvel – The Avengers, UFC, Alice + Olivia, Heatherette, Popluxe and BET’s 106&Park just to name a few. During Mr. Bradford’s time as head designer of Sean John, Sean “Diddy” Combs received the CFDA Men’s designer of the year award for his Sean John Collection.
As a visionary and creative, Mr. Bradford, through ASQUI Ventures, forges strategic partnerships with existing fashion brands such as Fourfront, One Wonder and Design & Co; Concert Promotion and Branding such as Central America Branding, International Branding Cartel and 180 South Group in 2016.
Mr. Bradford has dedicated his professional life, honing his skills while continually expanding his knowledge of this ever-changing fashion industry. This process has enabled him to train, motivate and inspire others by providing creative and technical direction to those he’s managed in the past. Having a diverse background in the design process positioned him to be appointed as the Creative Director of the non-profit organization “Steel Standing Memorial Foundation.” As he turns his sights to community-based ventures, Mr. Bradford locked in a deal to become the Branding Director of TrueMed which he will produce their annual health and wellness event called “Hoops for Health” on the weekend of August 19th – 21st in Brooklyn, NY. Read Less