We’ve been a fan of Donwan Harrell’s PRPS brand since its start back in 2002. Having broken his teeth at Donna Karan and Nike, the diehard denim fanatic with his etched cherub logo has built a cult classic handcrafted in Japan. The New York-based brand is stocked at the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, colette, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. With over a decade of experience at his own brand, the self-proclaimed “jean hunter” and co-founder of Akademiks is a bit of a historian of denim, so much so that Lee requested him to design something for their 125th anniversary.
With summer on its way, we took a few minutes to chat with the North Carolina-born and Virginia-raised designer about the Do’s and Don’ts of the fabric he loves: denim. Check them out over at Green Label.