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Carlton Brown    

Co-Founder of FUBU & Entrepreneur

Carlton Brown is a co-founder of FUBU, a renowned fashion brand that gained massive popularity in the 1990s. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Brown is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep passion for fashion and street culture. Alongside his childhood friends Daymond John, Keith Perrin, and J. Alexander Martin, Carlton Brown established FUBU in 1992.

FUBU, which stands for "For Us, By Us," was initially focused on urban clothing, designed to resonate with the African-American community. However, it quickly gained traction among a diverse range of consumers who admired its unique style and innovative designs. Brown played a vital role in creating FUBU's brand identity, contributing to its aesthetic and marketing strategies.

Under Brown's leadership as the co-founder, FUBU experienced remarkable success, becoming a prominent global brand. Brown's entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen played a crucial role in expanding FUBU's reach beyond clothing. The brand ventured into various other sectors, including shoes, accessories, perfume, and even an urban line for children.

Beyond his work with FUBU, Brown has been actively involved in philanthropy and community development initiatives. He has dedicated his time and resources to empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, particularly in marginalized communities. Brown has been an advocate for promoting economic opportunities and supporting small businesses.

Today, Brown continues to inspire and motivate aspiring entrepreneurs through speaking engagements and mentorship programs. He remains an influential figure in the fashion industry and is admired for his entrepreneurial success and commitment to making a positive impact.

Speech Topics

90's Hip Hop Fashion And The Impact of FUBU On The Market Opening

II. Overview of '90s Hip Hop Fashion

  • Discuss the emergence and influence of '90s hip hop culture.

  • Explain the key elements of '90s hip hop fashion, including baggy jeans, oversized t-shirts, sports jerseys, and accessories like chains and hats.

  • Highlight the significance of self-expression and individuality as central to '90s hip hop fashion.

III. Transition to Modern Hip Hop Fashion

  • Explain the evolution of hip hop fashion from the '90s until now.

  • Discuss the changes in clothing styles, including the shift towards tighter-fitting clothes, streetwear influences, and designer brands' impact.

  • Mention how hip hop fashion nowadays maintains certain elements from the '90s while adapting to contemporary trends.

IV. Introduction to FUBU

  • Provide background information on FUBU (For Us, By Us) as a brand.

  • Discuss the founders of FUBU and their vision for the brand.

  • Explain the significance of FUBU as a representation of black entrepreneurship and empowerment within the fashion industry.

  • Impact of FUBU on the Market

  • Discuss how FUBU disrupted the fashion industry by creating clothing specifically for the urban community.

  • Highlight the success and popularity of FUBU, including endorsements from prominent hip hop artists and celebrities.

  • Explain how FUBU paved the way for other urban fashion brands and influenced the mainstream fashion industry.

VI. Legacy and Lasting Influence of FUBU

  • Discuss how FUBU's impact can still be seen in today's fashion trends and streetwear culture.

  • Highlight the brand's legacy as a symbol of black entrepreneurship and representation within the fashion industry.

  • Encourage the audience to embrace their own individuality and express themselves through fashion, just as FUBU and '90s hip hop culture did.

VII. Conclusion

  • Summarize the main points of the speech.

  • Leave the audience with a memorable closing statement, encouraging them to appreciate the impact of '90s hip hop fashion and the contributions of FUBU the significance of FUBU as a representation of black entrepreneurship and empowerment within the fashion industry.

  • Impact of FUBU on the Market

End speaking by expressing gratitude for the opportunity to share this information and acknowledging the ongoing influence of '90s hip hop fashion and FUBU and reiterating the importance of recognizing and celebrating diverse perspectives in the fashion industry, and how '90s hip hop fashion and FUBU have contributed to this narrative.

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