We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryan Wilson Jr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryan, how do you think about risk?
Risk is usually associated with a negative connotation, however, for me, it has always been exciting and a motivating factor. I’ve taken risks throughout my life and career that have put me in the position I’m in today. For example, I moved from Florida to New York and bet on myself, I changed my major after 2 years of architecture school to fashion, and more recently after graduating from FIT, I left my job to work on Arcoa full time.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
ARCOA is the synthesis of design and structure; combining elements of functional tailoring and modern architecture. The design language is influenced by a variety of urban landscapes from our home in New York City to Tokyo. All garments are designed and constructed by hand at our studio in Brooklyn. Every piece is an attempt to redefine the boundary between technical and aesthetic design.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate this shoutout to my mother who is my biggest supporter. She’s always behind anything I set out for and encourages me to be my greatest. From day one she has instilled in me “hard work pays off so don’t take no days off”.