Once you start doing something, if it’s meant for you, the roads will lead you on that path”
Grammy award winning musician and music producer, style icon and entrepreneur, Pharrel Williams navigates the worlds of music, film and fashion with ease taking on and excelling in roles that include writer, music producer, screen composer (Oscar-nominated and worldwide number 1 Happy), film producer (Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures) and was the CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipient in 2015.
Williams is also a founder/co-founder of a diverse portfolio of companies such as the fixie bike shop Brooklyn Machine Works, the not for profit From One Hand to AnOther, which brings STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering Arts Mathematics and Motivation) curriculum to at-risk and low-income students in year 2-8, ‘Bionic Yarn‘, a startup that converts recycled materials into clothing including jeans made from plastic recovered from the ocean and a production company ‘IamOther,’ which includes a media arm.
Recycled plastic jeans led Pharrel down the path of becoming co-owner of Dutch denim maker G-Star Raw.
“On top of my business” he posted on Instagram when announcing the deal. In addition to his own companies, Williams has partnered with the likes of Adidas, Uniqlo, Moncler and Louis Vuitton.
Most recently Williams added Chief Creative Officer at and co-owner of Roli, a London-based startup making modular keyboard devices.