Stephen Wise is a fashion designer and entrepreneur from Baltimore, MD. He began his entrepreneurship endeavors and fashion career at age 14 with a sock business. He began Stephen Wise Baltimore aka SWB, a luxury menswear brand, in his college dorm room in 1997 when he received his first order for a suit. Stephen opened his first store location in 2000. The most recent store was last year in 2014, his third one in downtown Baltimore, which will operate as a haberdashery, fabric store, small batch garment manufacturing company, and sewing school. His artistic and entrepreneurship has afforded him to produce clothing and art for such celebrities as comedian and actor Steve Harvey and business mogul and philanthropist Russell Simmons.
Stephen's drive and passion for entrepreneurship and the arts community ignited his latest entrepreneurship endeavor which is a philanthropic one. It is subsequently not about furthering his brand and vision financially but furthering another entrepreneurs' by starting a monthly Rent Party series. Money is raised for a local entrepreneur and artisan and raised by locals and artisans alike for struggling but deserving artisans entrepreneurs.
Stephen Wise has been featured in the Baltimore Times, Baltimore Sun, Undaground Radar Magazine, and most recently The Baltimore Business Journal as well on FOX 45 and ABC 2 News in Baltimore to name a few. He looks forward to expanding his luxury menswear brand to an international audience and providing opportunities for other artists to expand.
Stephen Wise lives in Baltimore, MD.
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