Meet Magnepels Ambassador: Kells Barnett

Meet Magnepels Ambassador: Kells Barnett

June 01, 2018 0 Comments

We are proud to share w/ the world our dynamic group of Magnepel Ambassadors. This group includes stylist, entrepreneurs, top bloggers, personal shoppers, models, boutique owners and so much more. Our ambassadors are a melting pot of burgeoning influencers and we are glad to have teamed up with them. Today we highlight Magnepels Ambassador Mr. Kells Barnett. (AKA The Harlem Haberdasher)

Kells Barnett has been surrounded and influenced by fashion his whole life, designing & sketching his own clothing since the age of 17, Kells knew his calling was in fashion design and/or the business of fashion. Growing up in the business and getting a hands on learning experience under the mentorship and guidance of Guy Wood, Kells gained the knowledge of the fashion industry at an early age. So it was only becoming that at the young age of 25 he would become an integral force in business and marketing to eventually claim the title of Director of Marketing at the custom clothier 5001 FLAVORS, and its bespoke retail expression, Harlem Haberdashery. 

Not only is Kells an influencer of fashion but also champion of the community. “I believe pride in community is at the core the true meaning of success” says Kells, an active figure in the local Harlem community and a vocal-piece for helping others overcome whatever odds they may face to reach success, Kells is a true champion of helping others. In 2013 Complex Magazine featured him in the Harlem Rising G-Shock watch feature. Kells Launched #TakeCareOfHarlem [2013]– a social media hashtag call-to-action campaign created to promote community endeavors and to cater to specific issues apparent to the community needs, that has since expanded to all five boroughs of New York City & New Jersey [#TakeCareOfEnglewood, #TakeCareOfNewark]

Kells sits on the board of Y.U.N.G Harlem, an anti-gun organization in which serves as a vehicle for community change. Was awarded, alongside The League: DGM & Harlem Haberdashery [2013] with the Community Spirit Award by Mount Morris Community Park Improvement Association [MMPCIA], awarded, by Mayor Bill DeBlasio, The Official Certificate of Recognition From The Mayor's Office For The Collective Community Efforts Of Harlem Haberdashery, Take Care of Harlem & The League: DGM [2015], N.A.N Man Of The Year: Man Of Vision Award [2015]
Kells combines style & fashion to connect to the youth & promote community. Future endeavors include the expansion of his art program #ArtLivesinHarlem & additional intra-borough campaigns i.e. [#TakeCareOfTheBronx, #TakeCareOfBrooklyn, #TakeCareOfQueens] which will serve as a gear up for #TakeCareOfNYC –a core-centric program based around communities to help promote arts, music and entrepreneurship.



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