GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING LEGEND ANTHONY HAMILTON PARTNERS WITH HAND-CRAFTED FASHION BRAND
February 28, 2023 – (New York, NY) – Today, as Black History Month comes to a close and we enter Women's History Month, GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton announces his partnership with luxury millinery hand-crafted fashion brand Frances Grey for the Frances Grey x Anthony Hamilton Legacy Collection. It offers a variety of customizable signature hats of premium quality. Anthony and Debbie Lorenzo, the owner, and designer behind Frances Grey, will be launching the collection at an exclusive Pop Up Shop at Nordstrom’s NYC Flagship Store on Saturday, March 4th, from 12-5 pm EST and Sunday, March 5th, from 1-5 pm EST. Guests will be able to shop the collection, receive special in-store customization, and meet Anthony and the women behind Frances Grey. Following the Pop Up Shop, the collection will be available for custom order at https://www.francesgreyny.com and https://www.anthonyhamilton.com. After linking up through a mutual friend, Anthony, and Debbie immediately bonded over a lifelong love for hat-wear. Throughout the collection’s development, the pair remained focused on infusing their creations with passion, history, and purpose. Regarding the collection, Anthony said, “Hats are so important to not only my fashion, but to my personality and spirit. Debbie and I found synergy in creating hats, and it’s something special. The goal here is to create something bigger than fashion. This is the new fabric connected to old fabric that people will talk about and wear throughout history. Be ready.” Debbie added, “It’s beautiful because we both wanted to create heirlooms that we can pass down through generations." The Frances Grey x Anthony Hamilton Legacy Collection: where heirlooms create history. Stay tuned for more coming soon from Anthony Hamilton.
About Anthony Hamilton:
With over 50 million albums globally and proclaimed a "national treasure" by the Los Angeles Times, Anthony Hamilton’s voice will resonate louder than ever in 2023 with more music and performances on the horizon. GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Anthony Hamilton has achieved global sales of over 50 million albums. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductee notably performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, cementing his place in the history books as the "narrator of love." Introduced by way of the iconic 2003 smash "Charlene," his raw, awe-inspiring performances garnered the attention of NPR where he starred in their Noteworthy documentary series. He made his film debut in the critically acclaimed American Gangster, and lent his vocals to the song "Freedom" from the Academy® Award-nominated film Django Unchained. Hamilton recently added author and publisher to his list of accomplishments with the unveiling of his first self-published book, Cornbread, Fish 'n Collard Greens, where he shares the inspiration for some of the iconic songs in his illustrious career and his love of southern food. Hamilton recently starred as Kyle Kirby in the feature film Carl Weber's Influence, now streaming on BET+. 2023 sees Hamilton reach another milestone with the launch of his signature hat line: the Frances Grey x Anthony Hamilton Legacy Collection.
About Frances Grey:
Frances Grey is a luxury millinery brand handcrafted in New York that designs and creates custom hats to your head size and personal style. No two hats are the same...that's what makes each creation special! Every design embodies simplicity and timeless sophistication.
About Debbie Lorenzo:
Lorenzo, who is of Jamaican descent, was born and raised in a vibrant section of Queens, a borough of New York City that is energized by Caribbean heritage and spirit. This environment greatly informed her personal style and her inspiration as a designer today. After marrying young and raising three children, Debbie divorced and began to blaze her own trail, traveling the world and going back to school to pursue and complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work. After receiving her graduate degree, she began fulfilling work with organizations for social good, supporting women, children, and seniors. Not one to rest on her laurels, Debbie simultaneously enrolled in New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology’s millinery program to pursue another passion, cultivate her curiosity, and learn how to develop her design ideas. This creative energy awakened her love of textiles, color, fashion, and hats. These experiences imbued her with confidence, purpose, and a sense of self-worth, which would later become the platform she needed to launch her own business. Years prior to starting her own company, Debbie found her great-grandmother’s passport and knew it meant something special. The unique signature style on her travel documents, accompanied by a family picture as her photo identification, inspired Debbie to learn more about her and the life she led. That woman, Frances Grey, a seamstress from the beautiful island of Jamaica, would become the inspiration and namesake of this new line and woman-run business.