Black Design Collective

Inspiration - Education - Leadership - Scholarship

Los Angeles, CA   |
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Black Design Collective

EIN: 83-1150486


The BDC (Black Design Collective) is rooted in the promotion of Scholarship, Mentorship, and Entrepreneurship within emerging generations of Black fashion design talent. Through this work, the BDC aims at ultimately fostering an independent and self-sustaining Black fashion community.

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Kevan Hall

Vice President

TJ Walker

Main address

8313 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA

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Arts and culture


Population served info

Children and youth


People of African descent

Multiracial people

Artists and performers

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Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


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Professional Development Workshops

Each workshop offers valuable learning opportunities and tools to support career development in the areas of fashion, bespoke, costume, textile and accessory design. These workshops are presented online through Zoom and in person. Participants are provided with valuable resources, including the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and slides from the workshop. Each workshop is unique and stand alone, allowing participants to delve deeper into specific topics. These workshops are informative and fun, with ample time for interaction and experiential learning.

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Kevan Hall

Redefining glamour for a new generation is an interpretive art especially as Hall took the hallowed house of Halston into the next millennium. In 1998, Hall stepped into New York's prestigious position of Design and Creative Director and revived the dormant brand to its former glory. His sleek eveningwear was worn by a distinguished coterie of celebrated artists - including Celine Dion, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, Diana Ross, and Salma Hayek. In 2002 Kevan Hall launched his own signature Collection, with a fashion philosophy that emphasizes purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes. He has won numerous awards to include Gold Coast Fashion Award in Chicago as "Designer of the Year", "Stylemaker of the Year" by Life & Style Magazine, Designer of the Year by NAACP. his clothes have been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vanessa Williams, Kimora lee Simmons, and Tina Fey just to name a few.

Vice President

TJ Walker

For more than two decades, the clothing designs of Thomas “TJ” Walker have been featured among the pages of such prominent publications as: Forbes, Details, Code, Black Enterprise, Elle, Source, Sportswear International, Vibe and Women’s Wear Daily. Known primarily for his design prowess in the menswear apparel industry, Walker is at heart a true fine artist. Throughout his career, while simultaneously occupying the position as Educator, Creative Director, Design Consultant or Chief Creative Officer for several notable clothing companies such as Cross Colours, Groove Company, Mence, DKNY, DADA, and Converse, he has continued to indulge in his first love, fine art. Walker, a successful designer is currently developing design programs for inner-city children to inspire and nurture the development of raw creative talent.

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