NYC Dreams: Fashion Design Student Jordane Powell Launches “Descended" 🗽

Jamaican-born New York-based fashion designer Jordane Powell developed an interest in clothing as a child, expressing a curiosity for garments and the relation between fabric and forms.

During his Junior year of high school, he began compiling information on jobs and careers in the fashion industry, finally landing on fashion stylist. While majoring in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of New York, he studied the construction and formatting of garments, textile handling, fabric behavior and the designing process. His passion for the process ultimatley lead him to design. 

Jordane Powell

"You can have a dope design but if the fabrication does match the design it will never translate how it should."

F/W"21 “Sanctuary” Tote

"I recently dropped my fashion brand “Descended”. We launched in January of 2022. It’s been a work in progress for years now. The brand is a reflection of me and the type of designs that I want to share with the world."

"When it comes to designing I want to push the boundaries in men’s fashion, upheave social values & create innovation while implementing sustainable practices. When it comes to concepts, I tend to lean on ideas and things that are genuine and meaningful to me. I also have a bit of a religious element in my designs."

“Holy Trinity” Oversized Hoodie

"My relationship with fashion in New York City is special. You can go outside and you’ll see a plethora of people with different styles conveying unique and similar messages with the garments they decided to wear that day. That’s so amazing to me!"

"Moving forward I definitely plan on upscaling Descended. Working on a new collection and collaborations, and building with artists and like-minded individuals and entities."

See more of the “Descended” collection below:


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