Josh Robertson: The Fashion Designer/Stylist
“I love fashion,” says Josh Robertson, 27, a self-proclaimed “lifestyle ambassador” who is making major moves in Space City. For Robertson, his love affair with fashion started when he was a kid growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, going on shopping trips with his mom. “I’m the youngest of five, so she would do all the shopping for all five of the kids at one time,” he recalls. “[Since] I was the youngest... I always had to go.” While he hated it at first, he soon began to enjoy the outings, especially once he started picking out clothes for himself.
In 2005, his family moved to Houston when Hurricane Rita forced them to evacuate their home. He eventually enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston with dreams of becoming a fashion designer, but he dropped out after a semester. (“I couldn’t cut it,” he says.) Despite not earning a degree, today Robertson boasts his own line of leather jackets for men called Rebel Wishes, inspired by his search to find jackets in colors other than black. “I really liked the challenge of me pulling off a pink leather jacket,” he says.