Walker Wear’s April Walker and Joseph Sikora Talk Success, Race And Why Fashion Is Still In Effect

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In the late 80s and early 90s, anyone of note donned a Walker Wear design, and anybody who wanted to be noticed purchased threads from the Brooklyn boutique, Fashion in Effects.

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For 20 years, designer April Walker has sewn and stitched together pieces reflective of the social and cultural climate. Everyone from Tupac, to Mike Tyson, and her neighbor Biggie Smalls all proudly rocked an item from the Walker Wear collection, catapulting the then 21-year-old businesswoman from obscurity to notoriety.

Now in an era where vintage pieces reign supreme, Walker has reemerged with her classic items for customers in need of that nostalgic feeling, as well as new items for those looking to live in the now.

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During an interview with Power’s Joseph Sikora, the two hip-hop heads discuss their individual rise to success, the social climate in America and the effect of the word “urban.”¬†Peep game.