Meet the Manufactured Products designer

The countdown to the CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show and Finale Runway Show is on. We're profiling the designers whose work you will see-and giving you a sneak peek of what will walk the runway. The bridal show is Oct. 11, and the finale Oct. 12; tickets are available Today, meet Damien Sheppard.

Damien Sheppard – Sheppard classifies his brand as urban sophistication for professionals with a focus on customized apparel involving the customer.

CMH Fashion Week: Meet the Designers

Name:Damien Sheppard


Residence: East Columbus

Credentials: Graduated from Columbus East High School. Attended Norfolk State University & the University of Cincinnati. 10+ Years of Retail/Sales Management. Currently running my own personal/fashion stylist, image consultant & freelance design company, while still creating new products for my clothing brand Manufactured Products(MP). Previous shows: Rip the Runway Ohio; Celebrity Fashion Affair; the Glam, Glitz, & Chic Fashion Show; The Mannequin fashion show; The Art of Wardrobe; Dayton Fashion Week (DFW)

My story: I always knew that I wanted to design clothes & become a well-known fashion designer. No matter how long it took me, I never gave up on my dream. Now I'm living it!

Personal style: The Ultimate Fresh!!!

Style icon: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs

Favorite designers: Cristobal Balenciaga, Karl Kani, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld

Favorite three pieces in your closet right now: White honeycomb cotton tuxedo jacket with black satin trimming & matching handmade black and white bowtie (Talli; thewhatnot); custom zebra print canvas shorts with matching tank with zebra print swatch (Manufactured Products, spring 2014); zip front crew neck sweat shirt with embroidered logo (Manufactured Products). If you noticed, two of the three pieces are my own designs!

True style is... when you look good and feel comfortable and confident in anything and everything you wear.

This collection:The perfect blend of classic casual wear made of fine quality and the rich detail of hip & trendy streetwear, creating a new genre in menswear fashion: URBAN SOPHISTICATION.

Are items shown in this collection for sale? If so, what are the price points? Yes, they are. We like to sell complete looks, which start at $250, but if sold separately, they start at $150 for custom bottoms and the same for the custom tops. Please note that there will be a limited number created, so these will be very exclusive.

Do you do custom work? If so, what are the price points? Yes, from custom tees & sweat suits, a variety of bottoms and button ups, to jackets & vests. From $25 to $150, with a few super exclusive pieces priced at $250 to $500 for the complete look.

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Instagram: @manufacturedproducts

Twitter: @MANPRO001


Photos courtesyScott Cunningham