As a Black teenager growing up on the South Side of Chicago with a mother he said was addicted to alcohol and drugs, there was no exposure to the world in which he now freely circulates.
Today, he styles celebrity covers for W and InStyle, and has a client list that includes the singers Halsey and Celine Dion, the racecar driver Lewis Hamilton (whose table at the Met Gala would be all Black creatives, including Mr. Roach), the actress Kerry Washington and the comedian Tiffany Haddish.
How has your personal style changed over the years?
Well, I’ve been able to afford more things. (Laughs.) Most recently, I feel more comfortable in things that are genderless. I love to not wear pants as much as possible. So, I think that’s changed.