The Designer

 " It's Not Just A Brand.. Its A Lifestyle"

About Craig D. Washington

    Trailblazer in Streetwear Fashion

Craig D. Washington, a native of Detroit, stands as a pivotal figure in the streetwear industry. As the CEO and designer of Top Notch NME, Washington has redefined contemporary fashion through his innovative designs and entrepreneurial spirit. His journey began in 2017, and since then, he has been dedicated to bridging cultural gaps globally through fashion.

    Vision and Mission

Top Notch NME is more than just a brand; it is a movement that embraces creativity, community engagement, and individual expression. Washington's designs are a fusion of street art, music, and sports, fostering unity and identity among diverse communities. The brand specializes in high-end streetwear that combines quality with a luxury feel, offering a variety of products, including apparel, accessories, and luggage.

    Commitment to Quality and Authenticity

Craig D. Washington is a self-taught designer who stays ahead of trends through deep cultural immersion and community engagement. His brand leverages streetwear’s connection to subcultures, creating authentic, original, and exclusive pieces. The emphasis on quality and timeless style is evident in every piece, from handcrafted footwear made with Italian leather to the bold designs of the 'Cold Heart Collection.'

    Awards and Recognition

Washington's contributions to the streetwear industry have earned him multiple accolades, including the Award of Literary Excellence from The Reader’s House Magazine in May 2024. He has been featured in prominent publications such as Readers House Magazine and Splash! Magazine recognized for his impact on contemporary fashion and dedication to community and creativity.

    Inspirational Leader

As an author of 'Streetwear: The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Own Brand,' Washington empowers aspiring designers by sharing his insights and experiences. His brand engages with its audience through social media and various online platforms, fostering collaboration, authenticity, and inclusivity.

    Looking Ahead

Top Notch NME continues to push the boundaries of conventional fashion, with upcoming releases of signature items like belts, sunglasses, and purses. Washington’s vision is to provide unique fashion garments that not only make a statement but also support the industry and community.

Join us on this journey and be a part of the Top Notch NME family, where fashion meets culture, creativity, and unity.