Dewry Bradford's Bio:
In 1999, Dewry L. Bradford set out to pursue a career in fashion. After attending the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T) in New York City, he officially launched his career in fashion. His very first collection was for the famed music group Wu-Tang which he created and developed their brand “Wu-Wear” with then creative designer, Kevin Leong. From there, he created and designed collections for various celebrities such as Outkast, J-Lo, Nelson Mandela, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Fabolous, Michael Vick, Richie Rich, Vinnie from Naughty by Nature and Russell Simmons.
Mr. Bradford enjoyed years of success in lifestyle-outerwear as Creative Director of Sean John, Ecko International, Steve Madden and Phat Farm. In 2005, after head designing for a number of brands, Mr. Bradford launched ASQUI LLC that became the force behind many of the ready to wear collections today. Quickly making a favorable stamp in the Fashion Industry as an expert Outerwear and Leather Designer, Dewry set his sights on the Athletic aspect of the Fashion Industry. He acquired deals with conglomerates such as Americo/Highlife to manage the K1X, And-1, Protégé’ and Michael Vick brands. Underneath the Pirigi Group, he designed for Puma Kids. Mr. Bradford was notably chosen in 2012 to present a collection of new directional designs to Brand Jordan’s executive team in Portland, Oregon.
Under the ASQUI LLC umbrella, which later became ASQUI Ventures, Mr. Bradford cultivated many brands and launched new collections annually. He repurposed his knowledge, skills and relationships to manage celebrities from a branding aspect. Mr. Bradford’s past clients include Marvel – The Avengers, UFC, Alice + Olivia, Heatherette, Popluxe and BET’s 106&Park just to name a few. During Mr. Bradford’s time as head designer of Sean John, Sean “Diddy” Combs received the CFDA Men’s designer of the year award for his Sean John Collection.
As a visionary and creative, Mr. Bradford, through ASQUI Ventures, forges strategic partnerships with existing fashion brands such as Fourfront, One Wonder and Design & Co; Concert Promotion and Branding such as Central America Branding, International Branding Cartel and 180 South Group in 2016.
In a move to expand his coffee business, Mark Sutton partnered with fashion designer and branding expert, Dewry Bradford – owner of New York-based ASQUI Ventures who connected L7BC to Phase 2 of their enterprising plans to launch Lucky 7 Coffee Brand’s “Coney Island Salt Water Roast” coffee towards the end of Summer 2016. Using the same sand-roasting method created by Chef Chardon in Atlantic City, Dewry will now take the sand from Coney Island and roast the Cameroon Coffee Bean - launching L7BC’s new branded signature coffee “Coney Island Salt Water Roast” in honor of Coney Island’s illustrious history catering to the people. The team is also establishing a brick and mortar on the boardwalk.
Mr. Bradford has dedicated his professional life, honing his skills while continually expanding his knowledge of this ever-changing fashion industry. This process has enabled him to train, motivate and inspire others by providing creative and technical direction to those he’s managed in the past. Having a diverse background in the design process positioned him to be appointed as the Creative Director of the non-profit organization “Steel Standing Memorial Foundation.” As he turns his sights to community-based ventures, Mr. Bradford locked in a deal to become the Branding Director of TrueMed which he produced their annual health and wellness event called “Hoops for Health” on the weekend of August 19th – 21st, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. This morphed into a new venture which positioned him to launch "Health Jox" where he partnered with Joseph Packer, the founder of the "Coney Island Community Council" to bring awareness to non-bullying, health and wellness, all sports and a Multi-cultural Health and Wellness festival @ Kaiser Park. This event will be held on August 25th, 2018 along with a Concert Series with Live Nation called "Turnt Up USA".
On September 14th, 2017, Dewry Bradford officially launched his platform for creatives all around the world called "Creative's Cartel" which was designed to showcase incredible talent and share information and resources with Creatives from every field of business and art in the world. Since then, he curated the official "Haitian Art Exhibit" with IHOM.org and the Brooklyn Borough President - Eric L. Adams @ Borough Hall on January 12th, 2018; he's helped launched a movement called "One Breath" with founder Coach Ted Gustus on January 20th, 2018; co-produced the "Runways On Fire" New York Fashion Show weekend on February 9th and 10th, 2018.
Mr. Bradford, through his relationship with his home church "Exousia Cathedral" and the Missionary Bishop of Pilgrim Assemblies: Bishop Lestor Bradford, he began missionary work in Antigua, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Haiti and Africa. Mr. Bradford is the senior editor of the Missionary Magazine called "The Enlightener" which documents all of their work abroad. Through Dr. Henri - founder of IHOM.org, he connected with the "Artist Village" which gave him access to talented artists in the Haitian region.