BLACK’D is a clothing label based in NYC designed by fashion designer Dejan Despotovic.After seven years of having his own name as a label based in Serbia, Dejan starts his new line called BLACK’D.
Dejan’s vision to make a new label with new name made quite a noise because after two years of working as a creative consultant and head designer for other labels in NYC he returns with his strong ideas and dark, elegant imagination.
ABOUT DEJAN DESPOTOVIC
Born in Bosnia and raised in Serbia, Dejan Despotovic became an important figure in Serbian fashion scene after debuting his namesake label at the age of 23. Wanting to hone his craft alongside the best in the industry, Dejan moved to London in 2008 and interned with several world-renowned fashion houses like Gareth Pugh and Biba.
In 2010, Despotovic expanded his ever-growing business by releasing his second line BLACK by Dejan Despotovic and opened his first store in Belgrade. His designs became a national sensation leading him to style the biggest Serbian celebrities, editorials for Elle Serbia as well as profiles for several fashion online publications.
After a couple of years managing several project, Despotovic decided to start fresh and take his talent to New York City in 2012. There he spent time at Oscar de la Renta’s and Brandon Sun’s design studios, worked as the head designer at KAIMIN and did creative consulting for Sheena Trivedi, while working on his personal collection. In the fall of 2013, Dejan took the next big step in his career and launched his 3rd label under the name BLACK’D. The brand was very well received, being championed by the likes of fashion icons including Brandon Maxwell and Lady Gaga, among others. Now working on his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Dejan continues to design out of his New York City studio.