Richardandgrace will present it’s next collection entitled “Beaumont” this upcoming fall here in Houston. Primarily inspired by my great grand father Floyd frank, Floyd was inducted into the cowboy hall of fame four years ago. He is 102, currently living in his home town Cheek, located in Beaumont, Texas.
Cowboy culture is a subject that has grown on me over the recent years. With passion, I disliked the narrative that made cowboys the dominant aspect of life in Texas (hence “Tokyo Texas”).
Raf Simons’s debut collection for Calvin Klein opened a door for almost every fashion house or small label to incorporate Texas culture into their aesthetic. After living in New York for a couple of years and experiencing the shifts in street fashion, I noticed how Western apparel had become an everyday thing.
During covid I began conceptualizing how I can tell a story from my families history & why it’s important to me? The answer to that question is, as much as I love fast pace city life, their will always be that cowboy in me at heart. - “BEAUMONT”