Clothing designer Brice Edwards of Culture Thread shows off Kansas City spirit through luxury design. He crafts customizable streetwear and clothing with Black Lives Matter prints—Royals’ outfielder Nick Heath has been spotted sporting Culture Thread’s BLM mask—and collaborates with local DJ Ashton Martin on T-shirt designs.
“My friends and I would always carefully plan our outfits in high school,” Edwards says. It was a combination of that, his marketing classes at Johnson County Community College and requests from friends that inspired him to take the entrepreneurial leap.
“I was going for a Gucci vibe,” he says of the acid wash Kansas City tiger-printed hoodie, currently a best seller on Culture Thread’s website.