Fashion Forward: The 37-year-old showcases his work in New York showrooms and at Paris Fashion Week, and has also dressed celebrity clients like WWE Wrestler Nattie Niedhart, NBA All-Star Chris Paul and rapper B.o.B.
Experiential Shopping: Terance’s designs have been on display at his own store on Broadway Avenue since 2012. Customers see not just a showroom but a working area with sewing machines and cutting boards where the magic is made. “We’re just making the pieces right there, right in your face to show you this is real,” Terance says.
Love for the Game: Falling in love with fashion came early as Terance was growing up playing basketball with his friends and family. He’d look up to Michael Jordan and watch to see which sneakers he was going to wear in games. “Then I wanted to work for Nike. I started designing shoes in the fourth grade,” Terance says.
Setting the Stage: As much as Terance loves traveling the world to connect with new fashion networks and find inspiration, he believes his edge comes from his Northeast Ohio roots and he plans to remain right here. He also enjoys inviting the outside fashion community to Lorain, where he has set up runways to show his collections on the city’s Mile-Long Pier, the Rose Garden at Lakeview Park and the Lorain Lighthouse. “I like to do shows where people haven’t had an artistic experience,” he says.
More Info: jevonterance.com
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