Meet the Designer Who’s Bringing Baltimore’s Youth Up With Her
Fashion designer and social entrepreneur C. Harvey talks about her inspirations, learning and future with Baltimore’s Gifted and Generation of Dreamers in this MAVENS.
"We put the the decision making power back into their hands." Baltimore's Gifted is a platform that showcases the work of African American youth in Baltimore.
Posted by Red Bull Amaphiko on Monday, August 21, 2017
“To make a loud splash in the world, sometimes you need to be quiet and just listen. Cadeatra Harvey, better known as C. Harvey, a fashion designer from Baltimore knows — and preaches — the value of this stillness. After a severe hardship with her first streetwear line, Generation of Dreamers, in 2014, Harvey found herself living in her mother’s basement for a year and disconnecting with the outside world. What started as an internal exercise — as well as the natural effect of not having any money to afford such luxuries — snowballed into a new artistic community and e-commerce initiative for the city’s black youth. With Baltimore’s Gifted, Harvey works hand-in-hand in frequent meetings with a small class of teen artists to realize and reach their goals and visualize their professional and personal futures. She passes on the skills and lessons that she’s learned the hard way while building up the next generation of Baltimore-based creatives and innovators.