Designer who, at the time of his death, was considered one of the most successful Black designers in the fashion industry.
He moved to NYC to attend the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design.
He experienced much financial success during his career, with his brand, Williwear Ltd., selling $25 million worth of clothing annually.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he died after contracting shigella and pneumonia on a trip to India.
He and designer Jen Kao are both graduates of Parsons in New York.