Duane Topping showcased his designs at Kansas City Fashion Week. Duane, who retired from the United States Army in 2012, struggled with PTSD. With the support of his wife, in 2016 he began designing clothes, finding a path out of the darkness. Each piece created by Topping Designs gives individuals the voice and platform to break down walls and relabel themselves. His approach to clothing includes combining smart styling with adventurous attitude.
Duane’s designs have been featured on the runway in NYFW, Denver Fashion Week, Baltimore Fashion Week, and in San Diego, and he has been published in Vogue, Shuba, and Pump Magazines. Duane was asked to give a talk with TEDx Milehigh and was a feature story on NPR, Local Denver news, and The Daily Blast Live.
Check out some photos from the show!