Fashion designer Charles Smith II is known for sportif silhouettes with serious sex appeal. After debuting in 2013, his Smith II line has grown with each passing season, now boasting many editorial credits and regular runway events. Today, DFW Style Daily is proud to share news of Smith’s latest creation, designed to give back to the youth of Dallas. Charles Smith II (pictured above), who is all too familiar with the feelings he describes. Growing up in South Dallas, by way of New York City, basketball was the designer’s escape. “The most vital thing that you can instill in a young adult is inspiration and motivation. Basketball is what did that for me, and it is, in some cases, all that a young man has to look forward to everyday when he is born into a less than nurturing environment.” Through these statements, we gain a greater understanding of Smith’s aesthetic, and we learn why giving back has always been part of his plan. After incorporating charitable donations into ticket sales for past shows, earmarked for the basketball program at his alma mater, Lincoln High School, the designer premiers a product this fall to benefit the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). www.smiththesecond.com for more information and to purchase the S2 Limited Edition Benefit Tee.