"Your grandparents didn't have to worry about good quality. Unfortunately today, you don't have that luxury." - Mr. Shannon
The MONOKHROME Brand is growing to be one of the most sought after contemporary brands catering to the modern man & woman. Distinguishably swank, MONOKHROME's designs are constantly inspired by the pop-cultured fashionista and fashionisto lifestyle and their cultivated way of life. MONOKHROME has emerged as a lifestyle headwear & clothing brand.
"I've been to their Downtown showroom, and their style allows your mind to wander. From inside, out. The styles blossom in practicality and beauty."
- Virgil Abloh, fashion designer
"MonoKhrome boldly, yet tastefully pushes the boundaries just enough to proverbially smack you in the face without knowing it. A smack you'll welcome."
~ Brett, bloomingdales buyer
Kassy is greatly influenced by the personal style of
her mother, sisters & cousin. She also is inspired
by her love of art, music, culture and travel, which
is reflected in the BvLACK collection of lines.
Graphic prints, bold statements and unique details
are all signatures of the brand.
Born in New York and raised in the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Hollywood California, Kassy scavenged every bit of fashion intelligence she could gather from her childhood home in North Hollywood. “I practically hyperventilated every month when ELLE arrived, and I love to shop,” she mentions. Kassy graduated from American InterContinental University with a degree in Design and moved to the Greater Los Angeles area to expander her Interior Design career into the fashion industry.
Kassy continues to promote herself with a youthful and sexually charged image. And she says she is untroubled by the seeming incongruity between her personal life and her public image. “I guess I’m hyper-self-conscious about people thinking that I’m egotistical,” she says, “but there’s a difference between being egotistical and knowing your value as a product.”
Kassy and her team has embarked on an aggressive growth plan to further expand the brand in North America, Europe and Japan. Establishing herself and her brand as a leading International Fashion House with it’s men’s and women’s fashion and sports collections and creating a strong following amongst the world’s biggest stars in music, film, popular culture and sports.
“Where’s my ••••ing coffee!!?????”
“Just turn on the game in the stockroom. GO CELTICS!”
“okay, Shannon & Kassy please! I need just 1 more lens.”
“embrasse-moi demain s’il vous plaît.”
“If someone made a mistake, it wasn’t me!…”
“No customers need help. Uh, can I leave early?”
“I don’t understand you kids these days!”
“Please don’t kill my vibe…..
“Don't come for me unless I send for you! :-/
“If you don't put your name on it, I'm eating it.”
Known for ignoring tradition Mr. Rawls has a very direct,
unswerving, focus on quality and attention to detail. With new
lines in production and more customers drawn in by his practical
ready-to-wear design eye, Shannon is pushing forward to grow
the brands worldwide.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Fernando Valley, just outside of Hollywood California, Shannon was known mainly as an American Film Producer who is also a fashion designer and aspiring humanitarian. Shannon was immersed in the world of fashion from an early age. “When I first started, I would watch my mother and her meticulous attention to detail in her clothing and accessories as she continuously drove the importance of quality and style in me. By the time I reached high school, I began to iron my socks before school to ensure my total outfit was always top notch.”
By 1999 Shannon partnered with one of his college fraternity brothers and togther they set off to develop an atheletic line. After limited success, Shannon began to focus on his film career and for the next 10 years he produced a filmography of feature films, TV shows, music videos and commercials. In 2005 he established a new fashion brand, eX•pensive, yet putting it on hold for more lucrative film projects until he was approached by both Bloomingdales & Sears Holdings, Inc., where he was instrumental in reestablishing the softlines department at a full line store in Los Angeles.
This approach caused Shannon to stop focus on motion pictures and concentrate his attention on fashion where he and Kassy formed the foundation of the Klassy Kassy and Klassy MEN brand, which began in 2013.