Carter Smith, a design luminary with almost 50 years of experience, has recently stepped into the spotlight, showcasing his self-taught brilliance in tie-dye fashion. Renowned for working with icons like Elizabeth Taylor and Alicia Keys, Smith's Upper East Side showroom at Dejavu Tailoring is a vibrant testament to his artistic journey.
Inspired by childhood memories of tie-dyeing with his mother, Smith's unconventional path led him from a sculpture degree to creating uniquely elegant fashion. Despite lacking formal design training, he crafted a signature style that defies norms, offering one-of-a-kind prints in vibrant colors.
Smith's designs go beyond aesthetics, embodying a philosophy that clothing influences one's energy. He champions inclusivity, designing for women of all sizes and shapes, promoting a positive psychology of clothing.