Alhassan Toure, the Malian Designer was inspired by his father and America’s Hip-Hop Culture. Although 10yrs old seems to be a young age, his artistry and ingenuity surpassed that of regular ten-year-olds. Motivated by his father who was also a designer, Toure had aspirations of making it big in the fashion industry. Toure’s parents are from North-West Africa in Mali, however he was born in Ghana. After moving to the United States from Ghana, Toure got his big break while working in Harlem on 125th St as a Tailor at a local clothing store. It was there he met all the entertainers and the ones who gave him his ticket to success. After meeting Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan a very close and personal friend to Toure, he had the opportunity to design for him other celebrities. Alhassan felt like it was only necessary that he launched his own clothing line.
He decided to name his brand “TOURE DESIGNS”.
Toure’s clothing can be found at his online store or at his Showroom Address which is located in the Garment District at 247 W 37th (Suite 11-H) St NYC. Toure Designs has shown his brand for peer reviewed fashion shows during Sept. Fashion Weeks of 2011-2015 at LimeLight Shops and Eye Beam Theater.
Alhassan Toure has designed clothing for Raekwon the Chef, Wu tang Clan, Russell Simmons, Chris Brown, Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys, P.Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Raven Simone, Tyler Perry, Tony Robbins (Motivational Speaker) and World Artist like, WizKid, Davido, Shey Shei, Shirazi, Promzy to name a few.