If the name Jan-Michael Quammie does not ring a bell, it is time for you to get familiar (trust me, the pleasure is all mine!). Though one could spend hours scrolling through her bright, bold, and eclectic ensembles, she is more than just the rising street style superstar that she is.
Allow me to introduce you to the newly appointed Fashion Director at InStyle Germany. Quammie first started as a sales manager at a luxury retail store in New York. She knew she wanted to pursue a career as a retail buyer, and was able to move her way up to acquire said position within the company.
Her resumé is one to envy, placing her in various markets: Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, Net-a-Porter in Shanghai, and MyTheresa.com in Munich (it’s no wonder she calls herself a citizen of the world!). Along with being a retail buyer, she was also a senior fashion stylist, working with reputable brands to style runway looks.
When asked what she likes most about fashion by LaLa Berlin she says, “Fashion is a form of art and art is a different representation of life itself. Fashion is forever evolving, but can also be repetitive, which is really interesting. I love being a part of that creative process that occurs behind the scenes.”
Her style is reminiscent of Brooklyn in the 90s.
One of her biggest aspirations is to become a humanitarian. She says, “I want to give all the luck I have back to people who need it.” What a noble aspiration!
Check out her IG @jan.quammie and indulge some more!
Thoughts on Jan-Michael Quammie? And who would you like to see next in our Black History Month series?