SK WiLBUR, Founder of B.Brave
Fashion design veteran, Wilbur Pack Jr., began his journey in 1998 when he introduced SK WiLBUR, a contemporary line of clothes for the working woman.
In 2013, after being consistently asked by curvy women to offer his elegant designs in larger sizes, Pack set his sights on creating better wardrobe options for the full figured fashionista. He is now winning over both men and women with his line of handcrafted bags made in NYC. Classic shapes comprise the collection. Rendered in leather, suede, and natural fabrics, the tote bag, backpack, messenger, and cross body styles are sold in small shops around New York City and online. Visit the website www.skwilbur.com.
SK WiLBUR has been profiled by fashion trade publications such as WWD, featured on E!'s Fashion File ; and featured in The Los Angeles Times, Essence.com and NYPost.com.
In 2015, Pack co-founded the membership organization Black Accessory Designers Alliance™ or BADA for short, to elevate the profiles of emerging accessory designers of color. He helped develop the New York Fashion Week Pop Up initiative where traditional media, bloggers, fashion influencers, and the public are invited to meet, shop, and mingle with a select group of designers in an effort to introduce the work of under-the-radar design talent to a broad spectrum of people.
The organization is also involved in community outreach and partners with NYC area public schools for student internships and mentoring. To help solidify networking opportunities and build relationships which are so important to emerging accessory designers of color, BADA hosts a handful of panel discussions throughout the year. Learn more about BADA here.