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About Desmond

EthniCITY Brand


About Desmond Handon


Desmond has served as a BET red carpet correspondent for VH1’s Fashion Rocks, a personal stylist for a wide range of celebrity and professional clients. 


Described by eliteDC Magazine as “amazing and talented,” Handon’s immersion in the fashion and entertainment industry has helped EthniCITY become one of the top fashion production companies in Washington, DC. 

After having modeled for over 10 years, Desmond originally started the company to create custom men’s neckwear.

Desmond started off styling numerous showcases, homecoming, and fashion competitions for high schools and colleges. His company quickly expanded into show production and custom designs for private clients. 

Desmond is currently the style director at 4D-Arts Studio in Landover, Maryland.


“Randomly, I’d be out-and-about either on vacation, at the mall, or at a fashion event, and people would come up to me and offer to buy the necklace I was wearing on the spot.  It happened so often, that I decided to come up with an entire collection.” - Desmond Handon


EthniCITY in the News 

Designer Desmond Handon Produces Showcase for Rihanna’s Debut Collection

Fashion In The City:

Ethnicity Brand Premiere

Rihanna’s clothing line made its store debut at Shoe City in Baltimore, Maryland on September 7th. The store hosted a private viewing party for the Barbadian beauty’s 2016 Fenty Collection sponsored by Puma.

Last night was an eclectic affair, filled with networking, color, fashion and fun! Models displayed Desmond Handon’s new couture pieces for his luxury line, Ethnicity Brand. 

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EthniCITY Brand

EthniCITY is a fashion and production company founded in 2010 by Desmond Handon. The company produces runway and street wear designs as well as jewelry and other custom accessories for men and women.


EthniCITY brand pushes the boundaries with its custom garments and jewelry providing its clients with the sophistication of New York City’s fashion runways and the flavor of DC’s streets. The company’s name—“EthniCITY”—draws on the diversity of fashion and culture found in the Washington, DC area.

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