Born on March 5th, 1997 in Chicago, IL.
My name is Malik Daron McIntyre. I am currently 25 years old, living in California. I'm a Pisces who loves spending time alone, reading while drinking wine, and bringing my chaotic ideas to life. Growing up I didn't make many friends because I moved every year, which caused me to become very withdrawn and reserved. I spent most of my time creating things : drawing, writing, and making songs. I pretty much did anything I could to express what I was really feeling because I didn't talk much. I took an interest in designing after going against my parent's wishes by quitting the football team to join the drama club at age 16. I hated sports, but it's what every other teenage boy was doing so I did what I could to fit in. I finally decided to do what interested me and joined the arts department in school, which led me to my true calling.
I started designing in 2014 under the name of Kash Kouture. Running the business while being a student was extremely overwhelming and I realized that I couldn't pay for my passion. I decided to join the military in 2015, with the goal of raising enough money to be able to start my business. For 5 years I balanced being a full time sailor and designing, which was extremely challenging. Because of my unpredictable schedule, I was unable to consistently put out collections. After my first 7 month deployment, I had lost almost all of the buzz I had generated for my brand. I knew that if I continued designing, I HAD to create something that caught people's attention. I then designed my most popular design (the chaos puffer) that went viral everywhere in 2019.
People were amazed at how different the jacket was and I get asked all the time what was the inspiration behind making it. I have always wanted to be an outgoing and social person, but naturally it never happened for me. I used fashion to make my statements. Growing up, my outfits were always loud. My looks said things about me that I wish I could say for myself with words.
My pieces will always be statements, they'll always feature colors or patterns that force people to look twice, and I take pride in that.
BUSINESS INSIDER (2022)
VOYAGE DALLAS (2021)