Soundview designer hosts wallet drive for kids
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BY ALEX MITCHELL
One Bronx apparel designer made
it his mission to bring financial literacy
for kids and teens back into
Soundview’s own Raul Anthony
hosted a wallet drive on Sunday,
June 16 giving all the leathery proceeds
and donations to Bronx adolescents.
Partnering up with the Elzina
Dunn Brown Foundation and the
Bronx’s DJ Fashion, Anthony hosted
his drive at a local health food restaurant,
Juices For Life at 1016 Castle
The bustling drive brought in
tons of wallets of all sorts as single
men, families and many more came
by to show support and join the important
“More than just doing a wallet
drive, we want to start a conversation
about financial literacy, especially
in the Bronx,” Anthony said
following the success of his event.
As a self-taught fashion designer,
understanding economics and monetary
finance has been pivotal to
“My parents owned and operated
a video and comic book store
in Soundview during the late 80s to
early 90s,” he said.
“Experiencing that is what inspired
me to venture into my own
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Dj Fashion (l) with a donor holding one of
Anthony’s wallets. Raul Anthony
entrepreneurship and that taught
me so much,” the designer continued
Specifically, Anthony’s style focuses
on a minimalist touch to an
overall classic, functionally focused
That’s demonstrated in Anthony’s
own Patterson leather card case
The black wallet-like, pocket
bound carrier is hemmed with a
red trim with two front pockets, a
back one and rip-stop nylon lining,
which of course goes with the functional
aesthetic that the 35-year old
designer is so known for.
“Modern fashion can be casually
sophisticated,” Anthony said noting
that he hopes the drive will inspire
youth to become more engaged with
not only financial literacy but design
DJ Fashion with a family during the wallet
Anthony’s next event focuses
more broadly on his entire line,
which features scarves, beanies and
backpacks, will be at Harlem’s Red
Rooster restaurant at 310 Lenox Avenue
on Saturday, July 13.
“It’s all very exciting,” he said.
“Having these kind of opportunities
is excellent for the brand and getting
known around the city is something
I’m all for,” Anthony continued.
To learn more about Anthony’s
designs, upcoming events and full
products, visit his website: raulanthony.
Designer Raul Anthony of Soundview.