DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit native Christian Allen is making waves in Tinseltown showing, off his designs during LA Fashion Week, which kicked off Friday.

Allen is the Creative Director for high-fashion line YeKim, and has built a successful career dressing Hollywood stars.

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WWJ Newsradio 950’s Vickie Thomas caught up with him in Beverly Hills.

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“I came here because some of my major clients — I’m a stylist and a costume designer  — and one of my major clients DeRay Davis for a new show called ‘Joking Off’ with MTV,” Allen said. “So I came out here for that, and since then he’s got more work, more shows.”

Allen may be living the dream but says it hasn’t always been easy.

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“I lost my way for a second, didn’t know what I wanted to do in life; and then when I figured it out, I moved to New York,” Allen said. “Then after New York, it taught my the industry, I went back into the industry. I studied and backed my way into wardrobing and styling, which is my love.”