Alloyius Mcilwaine, Philadelphia native , is a self-taught artist that has been creating art since he was a child. At the early age of three, he discovered a love for art, and began to develop a talent for drawing by attempting to duplicate comic book images. As he got older, Alloyius began to study various different forms of art...including traditional art, comic book art, graffiti, abstract and more. Soon, the seed was planted for the creation of Cultures Clothing Company, when Alloyius began to develop sketches of his art on clothing. Cultures Clothing was then founded in the year 2000 as a t-shirt company, creating hand-painted, customized t-shirt designs. Alloyius started the company as a way to make some extra money while attending Neumann University, but as time passed, Alloyius’ love for fashion grew. He soon began to appreciate fashion design as another form of art. Alloyius began to study all different types of fashion, from high fashion to urban to art couture, and he used this knowledge to expand the clothing line into what it is today.