College Student Releases First Clothing Line

Montclair State University student Tahir Williams almost gave up on his dream just months ago. It was with the help of friends and the inspiration that came from the New York City skyline that Williams’ first clothing line titled TaiWear was released.

Before TaiWear, Williams enjoyed redesigning clothes he owned such as his “Pablo” hat. To make the hat his own, and with the help anything around him that was sharp, he intentionally made tears in the fabric to make the hat look old and worn.

Williams sewed some of his own clothes as well. During the spring semester, Williams entered his first fashion show here at Montclair State where he was able to show off his work one which included a purple and gold reversible jacket. 
 
It was after that show that Williams knew he wanted something more. With the help of friends his first clothing line TaiWear was born. Although his shirts are manufactured, Williams’ line holds a deeper meaning. Hidden within his designs Williams shares stories that are unique to his experiences and issues that many college students can relate to.

In the near future, Williams hopes to expand his business online via social media.

MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams looks out at New York City skyline for inspiration. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Jaelen Peacock gives Tahir Williams a hat he made which Williams says was his inspiration for TaiWear. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams uses a key to scratch up one of the hats he owns in order to make it his own design. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams sits on his bed in Hawk Crossings at Montclair State University thinking about new designs for his clothing line. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams adjusts one of his first jackets he sewed on his model Ariel Sanchez. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Ariel Sanchez gets ready to model off one of Tahir Wiliams’ handmade jackets. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams struggles with sketching up new design for TaiWear. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Tahir Williams reaches out to Montclair State University student Amy Roth to help sketch out his ideas for his own clothing line. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: With the help of friend Najee Rasuo, Tahir Williams can bring his design sketches to life via digial imaging. — photo by Natasha Vega
MONTCLAIR, NJ 10/10/16 COLLEGE STUDENT RELEASES FIRST CLOTHING LINE: Jherome Taclan wears his TaiWear shirt in Dinallo Heights and is a happy customer. — photo by Natasha Vega
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