ABOUT THE BRAND
Romeo Hunte New York is a definitive lifestyle apparel brand created for those who appreciate intricate details. Designed in New York City, the collection embodies an aesthetic that is edgy yet sophisticated
with a balance of feminine and masculine attributes. The brand emphasizes impeccable transitional yet transformable pieces. Signature Romeo Hunte pieces are a hybrid of luxurious outerwear and attire that highlight modern apparel with a chic flair. The Romeo Hunte woman and man are a dynamic duo; confident, yet innovative with an admirable passion for the arts and pop culture.
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Romeo Hunte grew up surrounded by women whose creative approach to fashion inspired him from an early age. Hunte attended the Fashion Institute of Technology after turning down two full athletic scholarships in Track and Field. In 2014, Hunte launched his namesake brand Romeo Hunte New York while also working full time as a personal shopper in luxury retail and in editorial styling. Through his experience working in the industry, Hunte strikes the perfect balance between creativity and practicality, which plays a primary role in each collection he designs.
Hunte’s designs quickly became in high celebrity demand after Zendaya wore the brand. Later, Beyoncé broke the internet in several Hunte pieces. Lewis Hamilton, Idris Elba, Laverne Cox, Chris Paul, James Harden, Maluma, Jay Tatum, Jordan Calrkson, Dwyane Wade, Tobias Harris, Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Bieber, and former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama have all been seen wearing the brand.
Hunte has been featured in Women's Wear Daily and honored by Essence Magazine as “Designer to Watch''. In 2020, Teen Vogue was quoted as saying, “He is well on his way to becoming a household name.” Hunte has been invited to attend the Met Gala as an emerging talent and was nominated as a finalist for the Womenswear Fashion Group International Rising Star Award. In 2021, Vogue featured Romeo Hunte in an article titled, “How Romeo Hunte Is Quietly Redefining What It Means to Be an American Brand.” Hunte’s first collection was noticed by some of the world’s biggest retailers including Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.