DETROIT, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Montee Tayion Holland is the President and CEO of the Tayion Collection. He is a Detroit, Michigan, native and Marine Corps veteran who will often describe his clientele as Renaissance men. That descriptor is also an accurate portrayal of Holland himself. He is a self-made businessman who left a job at Pfizer to step out on faith to begin designing. In 2003, Holland had his first successful showing at the Las Vegas Magic Garment Industry Convention.
Holland has since created an international brand that successfully distributed in excess of forty million dollars of merchandise. The brand also has a notable repertoire of patrons including business professionals, public dignitaries, and celebrities. His vast accomplishments were brought to the attention of the iconic brand and retail leader Macy's.
Consequently, Holland was chosen to participate in the coveted Macy's best-in-class vendor development program called The Workshop. Holland was among only fifteen of 3,000 applicants selected from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico for the weeklong series of workshops. Holland was the only one in the tailored clothing category with his line of suits.
Holland ultimately wants to be a Macy's vendor on the Macy's floor at Macy's Backstage, on Macys.com, and other big box accounts. He is well on his way to achieving his goal after impressing global finance lender, MBE Capital Partners, LLC. On May 12, 2019, MBE, approved Holland for a $10,000,000 line of credit based on the successful history of the Tayion Collection, information received from Macy's, and references from procurement officers at multiple Fortune 500 companies. The funds will be used for large-scale projects in the United States and abroad.
Holland says, "I want to credit Macy's for opening doors to new opportunities for an African-American designer who wants to increase his business and visibility." Holland continues, "This platform will also help me continue my philanthropic work with children." Holland, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, volunteers his free time at high schools. He has also secured millions of dollars in scholarship funds for aspiring college-bound young Black men.
The Workshop at Macy's is an exclusive retail-vendor development program designed to give select high potential minority, LGBTQ, veteran and women-owned businesses the tools to better succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry. The Workshop at Macy's was launched in 2011 to foster growth in the next generation of diverse merchandise suppliers. Conducted annually, the free program is a foundational element of Macy's commitment to vendor diversity.
Holland has been a connoisseur of fashion since a very young age. He always had a knack for putting things together. Holland turned that passion into an international line of men's suits that will premiere its new Fall line in August 2019. That premiere will also introduce the Tayion Collection's first line for women. Macy's is just one new chapter in the book of Montee Holland, President and CEO of the Tayion Collection. The Renaissance man's ongoing story is riding a wave to a bright and unlimited future.
SOURCE Tayion Collection