Mr. Boston joined MONARCH for a conversation providing insight on his personal style, career, and influences; the launch of his next book; and the business of style.
MONARCH: Good Afternoon, and thank you for taking the time to speak to us today. So we are going to have the pleasure of receiving a new book from you in 2020— congratulations!
LLOYD BOSTON: My pleasure, thank you. Yes, it will be released on Kensington. This will be my fifth book and first novel.
MONARCH: That’s so exciting. It’s a busy time writing a novel and being the resident style expert on The Wendy Show. How did you get started in fashion?
LLOYD BOSTON: I was always interested in fashion as a child. I just loved putting clothes together in a special way. I went to Catholic school most of my life, so weekend clothes and play clothes were really special to us. We had a chance to put together stuff that most public school kids could do every day, but we could only do it off of school time. I’ve always loved the texture, color, and patterns. I could draw anything I could see or imagine; art was always in my bones. Clothes were an extension of my love for art and creativity.
I got started in the industry professionally at nineteen when I landed my first internship with Tommy Hilfiger. I met the designer in a shopping mall, where he offered me an internship. I stayed there for well over a