Earlier this month I caught up with the brains behind one of NYC's up and coming clothing companies, Riche Threads Clothing Co. After connecting via Twitter and Gmail, finally, here's our interview:
What celebrities have been spotted in Riche Threads?
Terrence J of 106 and Park was seen spotted in Riche Threads clothing on a freestyle Friday episode.
What is the inspiration behind your line?
The inspiration behind the line is aimed at being fly in a very unique, colorful, urban manner.
How did it come about? I've had the idea of designing clothes for about 3-4 years but had never been inspired to go ahead with this until November 2010.
Where did you get the start-up funds?
The funds to start up was basically self funded as well as self promoted.
How would you describe your look?
Our look that we look to accomplish is really relaxed but not sloppy. The line is pretty diverse and can be worn by the skateboard society, hip-hop society, or even the clean cut urban society.
Define urban fashion.
Urban fashion is in a class of it's own at the moment because its so many different lanes that you may take. The different types of graphic tees allows you to express yourself without expressing yourself verbally.
Are your clothes available in any stores? Where? Our clothing can be found at our online store at : www.richethreads.com & in NYC at Black Rose Boutique located in Brooklyn, NY at 517 Franklin Ave.
Do you have a background in design or fashion?
I have never studied fashion but has always had a fashionable eye for fashion.
How would you like to see your line grow?
I would like to see my line grow to the point where it can be found all ever the world because their are so many dope individuals world wide
What is your biggest and most successful promotion tool?
Online promotion is very big for us at the movement because as a growing society online media is seen more as a learning tool to many.
Any upcoming fashion shows, appearances we should know about?
At the time being we are trying to get the final touches on our fall collection and will be looking towards getting into a few shows. Being this is coming onto our 1st year officially in the so called fashion market I would like to make sure what we put out is taken well by the urban society...