“Planet Zero Motorsports is very excited about being in Nolcha Shows. Nolcha Shows represents the next level in High Fashion exposure for our company and we are honored to be involved.”
Founded in 2009, Planet Zero Motorsports, LLC (PZM) is a New York City based company that focuses on innovative motorsports equipment and apparel. The company was born from the love for riding racing motorcycles.
Kenya K Smith, the owner of PZM, has 15 years of experience as a designer and architect, and 10 years of experience riding race motorcycles on the street and the race track. Before starting PZM, Kenya managed developed some of the most acclaimed high luxury real estate development projects in New York City.
Kenya earned a degree in Architecture, from Howard University and a MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is the winner of the FASHION AVE NEWS MAGAZINE 2015 Designer of the Year Award. He has been featured on FOX BUSINESS NEWS and appeared in notable magazines such as Fashion Ave News Magazine, Supermodels SA, Linger and Alpha Fashion. He was featured in NYFW NOLCHA Fashion Week SS2016.
In 2014, Kenya was accepted into the highly regarded Artist-in-Residence Program at the Andrew Freeman Mansion in the Bronx, NY for his contributions to Design and Fashion.
Planet Zero Motorsports’ vision is to blend high fashion with motorcycle apparel and to bend the line between safety and Haute Couture. The mission of PZM is to assure that everyone who participates in motorsports, consistently wear the apparel needed to for maximum protection.
Leather work, jackets, pants, gloves, and racing full body suits.
Inspiration comes from many different sources from sci-fi and military to extreme sports influences. PZM seeks to be different and when designing it usually looks to see how to change, improve and make a design more practical, durable, stronger, and more inviting to the consumer. To adapt an image into something that has to exist in the real world and make it protective in a fall. Planet Zero Motorsports’ main driver is perfection…to make the perfect piece of clothing be iconic, revolutionary, or hopefully evolutionary.
No compromises no excuses. excellentia pro totus (excellence for all).
If you could dress any celebrity who would it be and why?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, they both ride and they both are super stars. I am also impressed with Mr. Pitt for producing 12 years a slave with his Plan B production company.