My name is Will. Im 27 from Aurora, IL. Ive been designing since I was 14, mostly streetwear. I moved to California when I was 21 for fashion design school. I really wanted to expand to cut & sew and do more than just t shirts. Unfortunately, I got kicked out of my housing situation and eventually dropped out. I didn't tell anyone for months, I was homeless and embarrassed. Living with friends I had just met, staying in hotels, and sleeping in my car. In a state I knew no one in, I went into survival mode. I turned a horrible moment in my life to a great one because of fashion. It pushed me to create my first t shirt as "From, Will" and helped me survive. Now, back home in IL my goal is to build my brand, create with a message, and help others along the way in anyway possible.
FROM, WILL 2015-PRESENT
Future Jordan Three Peat Champion
This is my first design as From, Will. I was kicked out of my housing through Art School on Wednesday.. told to be out by Friday. Futures album came out the following Thursday. I had been sitting on a Future Jordan meme for awhile that sparked this idea. Once I knew I was going to be kicked out, I instantly started to work on this design to create some revenue for me to live off of. I had my car, a heat press, and enough money to buy shirts and supplies. Rode the train downtown, picked up the tees, and headed back to a friends to press them. I dropped the shirt on Futures project release of 56 Nights and had a pretty good traction on it. I ended up getting love from @devnyc and @40oz_van and helped propel the shirt and the sales. I went to the 40 oz bounce in ATL and had my first pop up. I sold these t shirts and the next design I was planning on releasing.
After Future Jordan I was still homeless.. running around LA trying to make things happen..still creating and figuring out my next move. I was sleeping in my car, woke up one of the days and just felt like I was defeated. Ready to just give it up and go home. I called my father and while on the phone telling my dad what was going on I got a call from @DevNYC stating he wanted to go in with me for the Free Gucci Idea. I took the train downtown LA and got hats made in a couple of days. Dev put a plan together on how to market and it really just took a life of its own. It went viral, had a lot of people wearing it, and really felt like I was building something.
RANGE ROVER CAMO
YEA I ROLLED A LIL SUMN
CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH SOULJA VS BREEZY
JUST VOGUE FOR MEN
JUST VOGUE FOR WOMEN
ITS FASHION WEEK SOMEWHERE
To end this Journey, I moved back to Chicago after living in LA for 4 years. Figuring things out, building ideas, and gaining experience in producing a product. Now as I look forward to my next move I plan to execute in a new way.