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 draws inspiration from emerging technologies, memes, and sci-fi films to yield collections that are eclectic, reflective and remixable.

Alacritous builds on these inspirations to push the menswear market into the future of surface design and materiality, merging digital production techniques with exquisite handcraft. This has resulted in unlikely pairings, such as machine knits with crystal pavé, algorithmic textile prints and CNC-cut vinyl denim appliqués. He has yet to turn himself into an NFT.

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