Brian Swift is a menswear designer who was born and raised in New York City, though he considers the internet his current home. He started working in the fashion industry in high school, which cemented his love for out-of-the-box design.

Swift’s formative years led him to graduate from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in fashion design. His thesis collection, Blockchainizer, was sponsored by Swarovski.

Upon graduating from Parsons, Swift launched Alacritous: a queer nightlife label reinvigorating clothing and accessories for the internet age. Alacritous aims to push the menswear market into the future of surface design and materiality, merging digital production techniques with exquisite handcraft.

He completed a technology residency at Pioneer Works in Red Hook from August 2022 to December 2022.