Jamison Ernest is not your typical fashion designer. He’s one of Angels and Kings’s owners, founder of Brooklyn Beats Records and an actor. He also recently raised, according to his own estimate, more than $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for his first gallery exhibition. That’s quite a feat for an artist who’s never before shown his work in public.
Last week, Mr. Ernest was at a party on the rooftop of the Hotel Rivington to promote his fashion label, Yellow Fever, which was where we asked the artist-of-all-trades the meaning behind his clothing line.
“Oh, I used to be really into Asian chicks,” Mr. Ernest answered, during a moment when he was not otherwise occupied entertaining his girlfriend, model Linda Vojtova; acting as handler for his childhood friend Rosario Dawson and her mother; posing his ridiculously attractive models (identifiable by the David Bowie/Aladdin Sane lightning bolts painted on their faces) and greeting famous friends like Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses and designer Erin Fetherston.