Jevon Terance celebrates 15-year anniversary as fashion designer, looks ahead

Jevon Terance has been creating and innovating in the fashion world for a decade and a half.

The designer celebrated his 15-year anniversary from 1-6 p.m. on April 23 at the Jevon Terance Boutique, 625 Broadway Ave. in Lorain.

Jevon Terance celebrated his 15-year anniversary as a designer on April 23 at the Jevon Terance Boutique in Lorain. (Aliah Kimbro — The Morning Journal)

“Today is a mixer and celebration of our 15-year anniversary,” said Terance. “We wanted to get people in the store and show them the collection, especially those who haven’t been in since our renovation last spring.”

The celebration included newly released items and an in-store party.

“I’ve never released a collection this early, so it’s a pre-collection,” said Terance. “I’m still working as we’re going, but this time I’m bringing out pieces and letting people become familiar with them.”

Jevon Terance released new items as part of the celebration of his 15-year anniversary as a designer. (Aliah Kimbro — The Morning Journal)

Terance began his career in 2007.

“I started out at age 21 with no knowledge of sewing,” he said. “Not a lot of people in Lorain knew the fashion scene back then so I had to create my own lane which was cool because it was so new and raw.”

Terance said he is inspired by Lorain County.

“When I first started going to shows and events, everyone knew me as the Lorain designer,” he said. “I’m very proud of where I come from, so I built off that and starting doing the Lorain-inspired pieces in 2014.”

The Jevon Terance Boutique hosted a celebration of the designer’s 15-year anniversary. (Aliah Kimbro — The Morning Journal)

He said he is grateful for the local support.

“Community support has always been great,” he said. “I’ve had so many great memories over the years of working with my own productions and alongside my wife to put on these big fashion shows.”

Terance said they currently are focused on marketing the brand.

“We’re growing the brand and collaborative pop-up shops in three various cities,” he said. “We want to see our Lorain-inspired and original pieces in other cities for people to enjoy.”

Jevon Terance intern Victoria Jones assists a customer during the designer’s 15-year celebration. (Aliah Kimbro — The Morning Journal)

He said there will be an in-person experience coming later this year.

“I think we’re always going to give something cool and different,” said Terance. “I have so many ideas, and I like to create an experience where people feel different emotions and interact.”