Black History First for Silent Panda Founder and Creative Director Samuel Taylor

Former head designer at PacSun Inc, is showcasing his collection globally at New York and Rakuten Tokyo's Spring Summer 2022 Fashion Weeks. Specifically, making history at Tokyo Fashion Week as their first Black American Menswear Designer.
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Silent Panda Premieres at Fashion Weeks
Silent Panda Premieres at Fashion Weeks
LOS ANGELES - July 22, 2021 - PRLog -- Owner and creator of Silent Panda, Samuel Taylor will be premiering  the brand's SS22 collection at Tokyo and New York Fashion Weeks, respectively. This will be a first for the PacSun former head designer, keeping the focus on innovative ways to keep consumers engaged with its Ready-To-Wear wearables and technological concept.

Taylor makes history as he is the first Black American Menswear designer to be featured in Rakuten Tokyo Fashion Week. After hearing the news, Taylor stated, "Participating in Rakuten Tokyo Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week are great honors and I am truly humbled. Starting from an assistant designer almost 2 decades ago and now being on this stage, is a tremendous blessing that I will never take for granted. I want to thank the entire committee of (Rakuten Tokyo Fashion Week) and New York (IMG) The Shows for giving a kid from Oakland, California the opportunity to display his talents on a worldwide stage. To God be the Glory."

About Samuel Taylor

Taylor is a former professional baseball player turned designer. He played seven seasons with the California Angels and the Cincinnati Reds. Upon retiring from baseball, he pivoted to his longtime passion for fashion design, merging his love for both sports and fashion. Taylor has worked senior design roles with PacSun, Levi's, Old Navy, and TESH Sports before founding his own label, Silent Panda in 2017.

About Silent Panda
Silent Panda is a designer brand that utilizes technology and innovation to design, market and sell footwear and apparel to the domestic and international markets.The idea is to build a community of all things fashion—through innovation and technology that will create an extreme shopping experience for consumers. . Silent Panda speaks to the next wave of customers  that look for authenticity, convenience, and personalization which are paramount today's market.

Rakuten Tokyo Fashion Week takes place August 30th - September 4th and New York Fashion Week takes place September 8th - September 14th. Sponsorship and media partnerships are available for both events. For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact:

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