Brett Johnson, Son Of BET Founders, To Launch Menswear Collection

Beauty & Style | Camille Travis | 10/16/2013 | 02:00 PM EDT

The Fashion Designer Will Debut The Line Later This Month In Washington D.C.

Brett Johnson, son of BET co-founders Bob and Sheila Johnson, is stepping out of the shadows of his well-established parents to strike out on his own and make a name for himself.

Later this month, the fashion designer will launch his menswear line the Brett Johnson Collection in Washington, D.C. at Cafe Milan, which follows his debut at this year's New York Fashion Week. The event is expected to be attended by Washington Redskins players Pierre Garcon and Niles Paul.

"I love fashion and particularly shoe design and I believe that if you think you can do something in life, just go for it and this is what I have set out to do," Brett explains. "I want the collection to become one of the most high end sneakers and sought after brands in the world."

Johnson says his inspiration comes from Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli and believes his line fits the style of JAY Z, Justin Timberlake, David Beckham and Ryan Gosling.

The line ranges from $85 to $1,375, featuring items such as a lambskin leather motorcycle jacket, a leather baseball-style jacket, a leather quilted jacket, a wool pea coat and more.

Check out the entire collection here!

(Photos courtesy of Brett Johnson Collection)

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