Daniel Grier

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Daniel K. Grier (born 1986 in Birmingham) is a fashion designer and co-founder of Magic City Fashion Week.

Grier grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Gardendale High School in 2004. He was interested in creating unique outfits from an early age, and created prom dresses for his half-sister, whose mother had died. The experience impressed on him the power of clothing to make emotional connections. Grier's son, Aiden, was born in 2009. Grier studied for a career in health care and briefly worked at a hospital and later as a community health educator while also spending some time modeling and working as a wardrobe stylist. He discovered a ready audience for his "splashed" (tie dyed and embellished) denim pieces online. When he learned he was HIV positive in July 2013, he turned to fashion more seriously, launching a "Splashed by DKG" streetwear line later that same year.

Since then, Grier has split his time between Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia. One of his friends and models died from domestic violence, and he has responded to that tragedy by incorporating activism into his designs and events. He and his partner Derek DeAndre founded Magic City Fashion Week in 2017 to give more exposure to young designers and also to raise awareness and funds for HIV prevention. Grier's second major collection, "Reflections" was released in 2021.


  • "Conversations with the Inspiring Daniel Grier." (May 16, 2019) VoyageATL
  • "Meet Daniel Grier: Artist DKG." (August 25, 2020) Shoutout Atlanta
  • Trotter, Tonia (May 19, 2021) "We Create Birmingham: Daniel Grier." Create Birmingham
  • Majors, Tim (August 16, 2021) "Daniel Grier Continues to Push Birmingham Fashion Forward." About Town
  • Wright, Barnett (November 18, 2021) "Birmingham Designer Daniel Grier Makes Bold Fashion Statements." The Birmingham Times

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