Franklin Eugene is an American businessman, internationally awarded fashion designer, multiple award-winning film producer, activist, Global Patron of the Arts, and humanitarian. He is well recognized for his designs and men's apparel. He came to prominence first in the Middle East, North Africa, and India and then globally subsequent to the launch of his eponymous fashion label in 2012.
Franklin was a producer on “Love Gilda,” an outstanding documentary film about comedy superstar Gilda Radner's life. The 2018 Tribeca International Film Festival kicked off with “Love Gilda.” Eugene hopes to continue delivering essential tales to the big screen. He also served as an executive producer on “The Shephard” (2019), “Eight” (2018), “Little Wing” (2016), and “Almost Strangers” (2015). He was a producer on “Wolves” (2022) and an associate producer on “Il Moro” (2022) and “Haunting Trophies” (filming).
He founded a global design company, Franklin Eugene International LLC – a global lifestyle platform – that creates men's alta moda (bespoke/haute couture), men's luxury and ready-to-wear, men's and women's Italian leather accessories, a select offering of high street clothing and pursues global humanitarian endeavor.
Franklin Eugene has created many public and private collections over the years. Some of the more noteworthy collections are listed here:
Franklin Eugene International LLC was honored with the Best Luxury Fashion Designer Award as part of the Global Excellence Awards presented by Lux Life Magazine, a tribute to their role in today’s growing times when men’s fashion is now just as significant as women’s fashion.
“When first interviewed for the collection, I announced I was more concerned with each installation standing alone than progression and transition. However, as I look at the totality of the collection now, I see that it is replete with both transition and progression. So, while I had independent installations on my mind, I subconsciously held to the cohesion that is anchored by transition and progression.”
Franklin Eugene gave a percentage of the proceeds from The Tribute Collection to chosen charities to help societal challenges in the Middle East, North Africa, and India as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).
“Each of us, through the power of giving, has the potential to make a difference. We support nonprofit organizations committed to having a direct, long-lasting impact on individuals facing challenges. As a proud American brand, we aim to continue to impact humanity, not only in the USA but also globally. Please join us and make a difference in your community.”
One of his productions, ‘Il Moro,’ has added to his extensive film production resume. The film delves into issues concerning women's and minority groups' rights. Franklin's contribution to culturepreneurship is seen in his unwavering dedication to promoting a multicultural group of creative individuals both on and off-screen.