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Discover the LaQuan Smith archive runway looks and campaigns.




"LaQuan Smith hosted his fall 2024 show at Cipriani 25 tonight across the street from the famous “Bull of Wall Street” statue in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District. Caviar and cocktails awaited guests as they walked in. Busta Rhymes and Babyface sat in the front row; the performed at the closing of the show. “For the Love of Money” was the opening tune, it followed the unequivocal reverberating toll of the New York Stock Exchange bell. The day of trading was officially closed, but Smith’s night was just getting started.

“The thing is that when you come to LaQuan Smith, you’re always looking for something after 6PM,” said the designer. “That gave me a way to broaden my collection with a lot of daywear separates.” He is smart to look to expand his collection into day, tapping into the other half of his existing customer’s wardrobe. His challenge will be, as he put it, “to understand who she aspires to be and merging that with the fantasy of what she needs.”





In a room filled with A-listers including Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Laverne Cox, June Ambrose, and countless others, LaQuan Smith unveiled his Spring/Summer 2024 collection. The high-octane energy of the entire room had the location on Broome Street buzzing. 

“This collection was all about bold proportions, strong tailoring, power suiting if you will, we did use a lot of leather in the collection,” Smith said immediately following the presentation. The proportions he shared included a baby blue gown in a faux croc material—he also had plenty of hot pant pieces that exuded sexiness.

On who the LaQuan Smith woman is, the designer divulges that she’s someone who wears silk in the winter and leather in the summer. In other words, she’s someone who unabashedly walks to the beat of her own drum. He also mentions that she pushes boundaries whilst finding statement pieces that she will have in her closet “for the rest of her life.”





As guests overlooked New York City in the iconic Rainbow Room, the collection’s identity took form with the force of high glam. Smith’s collection are typically glamorous by nature due to his body-con and body-exposing party-ready designs. But this time collection upped the ante on contemporarily chic designs.

For the first time, tailoring-focused designs seeped into Smith’s vision – offering up reworked dresses reimagined with tuxedo lapel detailing, a fitted black tuxedo with a backless jacket, remixed jackets and a luxe silver double-breasted skirt suit. The LaQuan Smith woman was also outfitted with the updated cutout dresses, which are a brand signature, deep neck sheer tops, a reversed blazer dress and a show stopping black tinsel turtleneck dress.





The evolution of the LaQuan Smith woman is always an interesting one to watch. She becomes more sophisticated, sexy, and confident with every collection. Equally interesting is the ways in which Smith plays on elements from a past collection in his new ones, while never neglecting to introduce something strikingly new for the brand. This time, it’s an exploration of LaQuan Smith as daytime wear that can easily be taken into everyday settings.

With color being another noteworthy addition to this season’s show there’s no doubt the LaQuan Smith girl is still evolving, but she seems to have a commanding aura that remains put no matter the case.