Full Name
April Walker
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Alchemist
Walker Wear
Speaker Bio

April Walker is a fashion icon, entrepreneur, educator, and author. As a Brooklyn native, she followed her creative intuition, pioneering urban fashion and setting the stage for a revolution in fashion industry norms, gender politics, and culture shifting. Ms. Walker shaped the direction that style would take in the future. As the first woman with an urban fashion brand, Walker Wear helped to create a multi-billion dollar industry known today as streetwear. It commanded millions in sales and kicked in distribution doors for the category. One of the most influential brands to date, Walker Wear is sold worldwide and, most recently, collaborated with the WNBA’s New York Liberty team.
Understanding the power of product placement, Ms. Walker was one of the first to start a styling division, working with clients like Shaq, Wu-Tang, and Hype Williams. Icons such as Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Aaliyah have all donned her brand. She has also served as Vice President of Phat Farm, launched a women’s division for AND1, and has consulted for DreamWorks, Champion, Ron Artest, and MLB licensed products. Ms. Walker has been featured in award winning documentaries such as The Remix Hip Hop X Fashion and Fresh Dressed, and her work has appeared in Forbes, In Style, Essence, The New York Times, Drink Champs, Vogue, and the CFDA.
When Ms. Walker is not sitting at the helm of Walker Wear, she is a book author, NYU Tisch adjunct professor, contributor to Parson’s Streetwear Essentials program, and a producer. In addition, her work has been featured worldwide by Sotheby’s, Photoville, and at the Kunsthal and Centraal Museum.

April Walker