Devon Milan is one of the youngest black woman in the celebrity wardrobe business. She assisted various projects, including Yeezy SZN 3 Collection and Rihanna’s Paper Magazine. In an interview for HypeFresh, Milan says, “the biggest show I’ve styled was the Kanye West Yeezy SZN 3 Collection at Times Square Garden, with 1500 models, 60k attendants and 20 million viewers. The next biggest show would have to be the Michael Costello Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I have also worked with Rihanna for her cover shoot on Paper Magazine, Daniel Silverstein for his SS15 Collection, Oscar Uittier, Walter Mendez, Meek Mill for his “Monster” video, PNB Rock for his video, “Feeling” and Ethik’s clothing company.”
The stylist definitely know what she’s doing, but that isn’t a coincidence: “my parents are designers, they created their first boutique and they basically made runway style pieces for children. So growing up, I was wearing minks, chinchillas, Italian leathers and things that most children wouldn’t know about. It was really apart of my makeup. I was around the entire design process. They had me at the studio, in the factories and took me to the fabric stores, so it was naturally apart of me.”
Milan especially loves the 90’s and inspire many of her works on that era, but she loves branching out and going for things no-one else goes for. “I am inspired by literally everything around me. I love colors and I am heavily influenced by decades and capsule collections,” she says.
Not only does she rock when it comes to styling an avant-garde outfit, Milan also shares a great message when it comes to black people in the industry: “I want to show that people of color are meant to be here. At the end of the day, this is a Caucasian industry. They personally classify us in urban atmospheres, with rappers, with urban clothing and that’s not all we are. We give high fashion just like anyone else, and you can be young. I am one one of the youngest people to style major collections. I am 26 now, and I started when I was 24, 16 technically.”
Milan is a true inspiration, we are glad to have someone that represents us in the industry.