Justin J. Adams

Justin J. Adams (b. 1999 Montego Bay, Jamaica) is a freelance Art Director, Stylist, Designer, Model and DJ based in Brooklyn, NY.

He graduated from Williams College with a B.A. English degree, including a year studying Fashion Design & Communications at UAL in 2022.

Justin’s creative work is a reflection of the knowledge he’s obtained in an array of academic settings and is a derivative of his cultural upbringing. Through compositing a blend of critical race theory, art history, and fashion history, Justin’s projects are energized by the expansive history of the black diaspora.

Justin’s background stems from his desire to possess a versatile knowledge of corporate fashion in a multitude of areas. As a Fashion PR Intern at PURPLE, Justin’s responsibilities include maintaining our brands' sample inventories via Launchmetrics, completing competitor analyses, writing designer profiles, and tracking sample shipments to-and-from our press contacts. Working under the Senior Account Director, Justin also oversees collection presentations and press placements. This includes organizing event and dinner invite lists, keeping track of RSVPs via Excel, working closely with our brands' creative directors / lead designers to assist them wherever needed, and many other aspects of overall brand account management. For six months, Justin worked as a Studio Intern at Bode, where he produced one-of-a-kind tees (dubbed the "Tommy Tee") using vintage textiles that were released within Bode’s Pre-Fall 2022 collection. Additionally, Justin maintained the studio's tremendous stock of antique textiles and samples, sourced trims and notions in the garment district, and performed other tasks such as general studio upkeep and management.

Justin’s project with Tokyo James for the brand’s SS22 Womenswear was the jumpstart of his career as a freelance Art Director and Stylist, and he has since been commissioned for several projects set to be published  later in 2023.

Justin’s ultimate goal is to utilize inspiration drawn from Black fashion history to centralize Black aesthetics within contemporary fashion.



“Watch the fruit and flower, for every plant is known by what it seeds.” - Virgil in Dante Alighieri’s Purgatorio