The 3-year-old IBIUBU clothing line is designed in founder and designer Al Forde’s East New York studio, and is available at www.ibiubugear.com.
(At left) Models Shakena Hicks and Hugh
Hinds show off IBIUBU’s 100-percent cotton, American-made tops.
Forde says the name of his company IBIUBU is also its slogan, "I Believe in Unity By Understanding."
"I do designs for everyone," he said. "We’re not just hip-hop or urban wear. We do sarongs and gowns. We go over boundaries." For fall, Forde says IBIUBU is featuring lots of denim, leather and suede in earth tones, black, navy and royal blue.