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FABULIZE EXCLUSIVE-Meet Tyron Perrin: The Designer that made the most talked about dress at the BET Awards worn by Free


FABULIZE EXCLUSIVE-Meet Tyron Perrin: The Designer that made the most talked about dress at the BET Awards worn by Free

Tyron Perrin created the dress that was the topic of conversation for days on Twitter

As Fabulize Mag was wrapping up the best of the best looks at the BET Awards, the entire social media atmosphere was blown away by Free and her curvaceous dress that was clearly the highlight of the entire show. It was her dress that accentuated her shape just right that made the entire male species remember why brown girls are indeed one of a kind.

It wasn’t until the morning that I found out the dress was created by Tyron Perrin and his ever evolving fashion line called the MARQUETTE COLLECTION. Now let me tell you a little story, I met Tyron when he was about 19 around New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week while writing for D.A.M. Magazine. He was so sweet and adorably cute but filled with talent and possibilities. I was also told by a mutual friend and dope stylist Giovanni that there was a young and extremely gifted designer that creates women’s fashion and of course this is evident because I am now writing about my talented friend that is catapulting into celebrity recognition based on his creativity.

So as he was traveling back from L.A. I called him and we got a chance to talk and to be honest I’m so happy for him. He’s young (22) with an unlimited amount of creative potential that will bill a household name soon. Just remember who brought it to you first.

Check out our interview here:

How long have you been a designer?

I have been designing for as long as I can remember. I started when I was fifteen years old, and I am now 22. So it’s been about 7 years now.

Who or what inspires you?

I am most inspired by a woman’s body shape, as well as unique fabrics that are eclectic and fresh.

How did you meet Free and what was your design inspiration for her now famous dress?

I met Free at P. Diddy’s charity event in Philadelphia at the Ritz Carlton Hotel last year. She walked into my room to get her makeup done by my good friend and makeup artist, Ryan B. Anthony, and to get styled by stylist, Giovanni Thompson. While she was in the room, I was actually sewing a garment, and she loved my work. Right away, she took me under her wing as one of her favorite new young fashion designers.

What was the inspiration behind Free’s dress?

Honey, that dress blew up, didn’t it? It was on! (Laughs) Well, my inspiration for Free’s “oh sooooo famous dress” was inspired by my work as a young designer. I love things with a simple cut, and with a little bit of “fufula,” as my boy-friend, Casamera would say. (Laughs)

Why do you like designing women’s clothes?

I LOVE designing women’s clothing because I love to show off their beautiful bodies and I just adore the shape of a woman. . . especially because it’s easy and fast too! (Laughs)

What is the future for Marquette? Do you want to be in boutiques or just design for special orders?

The future for the Marquette Collection is endless! I want to have my collections sold in boutiques for awhile and then I want to expand to become a household name. I also love having one on one consultation with my celebrity and non-celebrity clients just as much because I love to create exclusive, customized pieces for them as well.

How do you feel about all this recognition now? you went from 300 followers on twitter to almost 600 in just one day- how does that make you feel?

Good question! (Laughs) I have been saying the very same thing all week! It feels great, I am grateful to Free my wearing my dress and making it a showstopper. I know that it’s hard to get people to follow you on Twitter unless you’re super hype. (Laughs) My growing twitter fan base is only an encouragement to me that I am doing a great job and that people want to see more of me and my work. I love the support; it makes me love my job as a designer even more. I want to shout out my hometown—I LOVE my Philly supporters! (Laughs)

How do you create a dress or collection? Do you start with a story or do you just dive in and design whatever is in your head?

Most designers create a storyboard, but that’s just not me. I just get my fabric lay out and get it poppin’! (Laughs) I am a person who loves unique fabrics with a simple, seamless design.

You are so young, but are well into becoming a famous designer, what do you have to say to young designer reading Fabulize Mag that wants to design pieces for celebrities like you?

I am young, I am talented, I am me. I am Marquette, which attributes to the designer that I am. I am a self-taught designer, and these things shape who I am today. Growing up I told myself that I am going to create fabulous clothes for everyone, the stylish woman working the 9-5, down to the celebrities. I always said that I was going to do it on my own, and by God’s grace, I did just that. I believe in speaking things into existence, (that’s Bible) and good things will happen. I would tell any aspiring designer to stay positive, and stay confident, but above all, stay true to yourself.

A model (that looks a lot like Beyonce) wearing another Marquette Collection piece


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  1. rebecc palmer

    September 20, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    yess tyron perrin is i have to say not by just being my son but the proffessionaal he is is extroinary gifted he has made out outstanding progress that has made me very proud tyron i love u n keep up the good work

    • Erika

      December 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM

      Tyron is extremely talented and i believe he has a bright future ahead of him. thanks for reading.

    • Jhamelia Ford

      November 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      lies he is a scammer he stole money from me and several other clients with no product or refund

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  3. d dawson

    July 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    tyron is awesome ..i went to him for my daughters 2013 prom,,and it was definitely a show stopper ..i love the fact that he put just as much work and dedication into my daughters dress as he did with the celebrities he works for..i would like to Marquette Collections much success and he deserves everything thats coming his way…Do That Tyron!!!!

  4. Nicole

    December 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    I was a long distance customer and Tyron was supposed to make my birthday dress and send it to me in 1 week. he forwarded me his banking information to send him a deposit of $200 and when the time came for the dress he sent nothing. Not only did he not return my phone calls or text messages its 2 weeks later and he has yet to send my deposit at this point i ma willing to seek legal advice. If your a long distance customer beware!!!!

    • Lauren

      December 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      The same thing just happened to me, my wedding was this past October and I paid $300 for a flower girl dress and I received no dress! He has yet to respond to any of my calls smh.

  5. catherine autrey

    February 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Tyron is a theif and should not be trusted . He has also stolen 400 hundred dollars from me and im in philadelphia clients should beware of him. He is not to be trusted. he has not produce the product that i made a deposit on and he has also not answered my calls. this is called stealing i will also be seeking legal representation on this matter. this is such a shame he will not get very far in life and his career with this behavouir.

  6. Jhamelia Ford

    November 20, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    He may be talented but he is also a Scammer. He took money from me and several other girls and we never got our dresses nor did we get our money back. And he is getting away with it because he is in philly. he picks and chooses who he wants to make dresses for and the ones he don’t want to make a dress for he takes money and ignore clients.

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