We Dream In Color Foundation
Project "We Live And Remember In Color" groundbreaking mission is to unify the awareness colors of health and humanity in one ribbon. Our objective is to stress the importance of knowing your color. Knowing your color is the key to mind and body support, disease prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Because people give most to what matters to them, the project "We Live And Remember In Color" intends to showcase events in collaboration with other organizations in fundraising efforts toward the many "Colors" that affect us all the many COLOR's that affect us all.
No better quote expresses the philosophy of the exciting and avant-garde designer Dr. Quinton de’Alexander. Living in New Orleans, an area rich with diversity and culture, Quinton’s curiosity about the clothes and how they were structured was recognized by him and supported by his family at an early age. At eight years old, he saw a sewing machine at a local garage sale and asked if he could have it. Thank goodness for the world of fashion and for those of us who benefit from that world, that young Mr. de’ Alexander was not denied.
Chief Dr. Quinton Tamba Taylor de’Alexander
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”
- Helen Keller
Quinton began by teaching himself, through trial and error, how to make things. At a rate belying his talent and imagination, he saw his first creations within hours of setting up his new “toy” -perfect potholders- an event that sparked the journey of his life’s vocation. Day after day he would feed his newfound passion and sit at his Singer sewing machine and recreate garments that he had studied. Without any patterns or formal education in design, he worked at the concept until he got it right.
Now due to that unstoppable spirit and determination he demonstrated as a youth, every design created by Quinton is not only right, it’s breathtaking! Based in Chicago, Illinois, Quinton is the Founder/President of Chez de ‘Alexander. He has created designs for an impressive range of clientele- from celebrities to small non-profit organizations. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has been doing so throughout his career.
Quinton is known for what is referred to as “Drama Dresses” - dresses designed to display and say so much that every head must turn to admire that “incredible work of art”. In addition to his extensive line of women’s apparel, he also has a line if distinguished men’s apparel. Featuring powerful suits and relaxing eveningwear, the sky is the limit when it comes to his creativity. Quinton de’ Alexander is taking the fashion industry by storm with ease and astonishing style as he continues to please and amaze clients throughout the United States with his unquestionable talent and passion for making fashion come to life.
In addition to countless fashion shows, Quinton has received numerous local and national awards such as the Fred Hampton Image Award, “2011 Mahogany Foundation Image Award” for excellence in costume design. Quinton’s designs were showcased in the “1995 Canadian Club Tribute to Black Designers” held in Oakland, California where he was the featured designer for (SONGDIVA) which he also Executive Produced, and CO-Directed, 2012 Black Heritage Award (clothing designer of the year), 2000 University of Illinois (Hester Bates Foundation ) Community Service Award, 2003 Russell Maryland Community Service Award, ‘Westside Youth Technical Entrepreneur Center Youth Center ‘2010 Thanksliving Award’ for Outstanding Leadership and Service, 2011 (Teen Parent Services-Central) Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award, Lakeside Community 2016 'Humanitarian of The Year Award & Chicago Drifters, Inc. 2016 Community Service Award. . . . MORE.