Title: Akeem Smith
Hometown: the Crown Heights community of Brooklyn
Now Lives: In the similar, 4-bedroom Crown Heights condominium that he grew up in and which he now shares with his grandmother.
Assert to Fame: Mr. Smith is a multimedia artist, dance-hall archivist, style stylist for Helmut Lang and other labels, and a resourceful conspirator for Hood by Air, the influential street put on label. Staying so multidisciplinary, it turns out, calls for self-control. “I have generally been drawn to this concept of self-presentation, but it took decades for me to reprogram myself away from this