Todd Griffin: The Denim Gangsta

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Todd Griffin, owner of Taste, is a rising star among the underground designers in the steel city. As his clientele base grows, so does his passion.
I first saw Griffin’s designs at Laced Apparel’s “The Show” fashion show back in the Summer. On the runway, his models represented his style – one that is undoubtably unique, in your face – and most of all, fearless. Using materials such as denim, alongside bandanna prints and faux leather, his pieces are urban with plenty of attitude.

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Part street style, part hip hop and plenty fun, his designs have caught the eye of Pittsburgh’s trendiest people – who present new challenges for every design.

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“My most proud moment as a designer was when I made an item for a client unlike any of my other customers – she was a little person – when I first met her she had so much spirit and life, I was so blown away that she loved what I do. I’m still stunned!”

His gracious attitude and vivacious determination is inspired by the most stylish, powerful women in the world – Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Rita Ora.

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“I hope my designs take me to Mercedes Benz fashion week and beyond! I want to [see] it in Macy’s so bad.”

When he’s in his zone, you’ll see Griffin jamming along to the likes of Beyonce and Azealia Banks – with a few drinks of his personal poison (vodka) near by.

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His advice for aspiring designers: “Put yourself out there! Be fearless and brave, don’t let anyone stop you. Be original!”

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Keep up with Taste online!


Phone: 724-312-9147

Instagram: @trendythis_trendythat


1 comment
  1. Chanelle said:

    AWESOME!!! Congrats love, may all your success take you far and beyond …

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