Fashion & Style: Painting the Lily? He’s One Up on That

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I’m so in love with this high-fashion pieces that I thought there is need for my peeps on here to meet Mr.Delano Brown. Not everybody is going to understand a $50,000 canvas,” but clothing is something everybody understands.

By the time Delano Brown showed up at his first New York gallery show, a model in a white dress had been waiting — silently, fiercely — more than an hour for his paint. She was doing such a good job of staring into the distance that the phenomenally well-appointed crowd filling the Smart Clothes Gallery on the Lower East Side stopped noticing her almost entirely

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That is, until Mr. Brown arrived, took up his brush and set to work. Black floral outlines he had prepainted on the dress were soon filled with screaming-loud primary colors. Within an hour, the front of the dress had been transformed into a small botanical garden.

The hand-painted flower, bold and figurative, has become the calling card for Mr. Brown, who in the last several months has emerged as an in-demand clothing customizer, taking high-fashion pieces from the likes of Balenciaga and Givenchy and applying his lovely, transforming flourishes.

“It has a certain carelessness to it, but it’s a controlled carelessness,” he said of his flowers last month on his 22nd birthday. He was on the roof of the Schaefer Landing towers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he stays with a friend when in town. That day, he had moved from his previous crash spot in Dumbo, carrying his precious paints in a worn-out Balenciaga shoe box.

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