Forreduci is an independent fashion label that was inspired by three friends who wanted to bring a new dynamic to urban fashion within the UK.
The aim was to get enough critical acclaim within the streets of London to expand as an established brand not just a t-shirt line or gimmick, but to set trends by bringing fresh new designs to the streets of London and beyond, that could be worn with the confidence and pride knowing that it’s a British designer brand. They started retailing exclusively online in 2005, opened first store in south London in October 2009 and started a VIP home shopping service October 2011. From this they were able to have a direct platform to communicate with their customers with the focus of building the brand identity and keeping it real.
The Forreduci brand has expanded international and has been spotted on celebrities like Soulja Boy, BET's 106 & Park Terrence J, and The Game just to name a few.
The Line consist of Tshirts, Sweatshirts,Hoodies, Leather Jackets, Hats, Book Bags and now Footwear.
For more information check out the website http://www.forreduci.co.uk/
I had the chance to stop by Fashion Institute of Technology to check out the Exhibit.
The Great Designers, Part One
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
November 29, 2011 - May 8, 2012
The Great Designers, Part One is the first of two exhibitions that highlight masterpieces from the Museum’s permanent collection. More than fifty garments and accessories are featured by designers from Alaïa to Zoran, including work by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Christian Dior, and Miuccia Prada. Full portraits of all exhibition objects will be included in The Great Designers: Fashion’s Hall of Fame from A to Z - the accompanying book to The Great Designers, Part One and The Great Designers, Part Two - which will be published early in 2012.
I am glad to announce my Mentor in the Fashion Industry and Supervisor Texanna Watts is Featured on "The Harlem Fashion Row" Website. She was interviewed by the owner Brandice Henderson. Make sure you check out the interview.
Texanna Watts is an Industry Veteran and has worked with some of the industries top bosses. From Wyclef Jean, Sean "P diddy" Combs, Damon Dash to now Fashion Director at Black Entertainment Television. Texanna Shares her expertise and give "Tips on How to Make it in the Fashion Industry"
TIPS TO MAKE IT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
In this Industry all you have is your name and your reputation. Protect it and keep it honest.
Be professional and always be on time
Keep your Word
Know Your Craft, stay current and up to date
Most importantly, Love what you do! Be passionate about your career.
2 For The Money remixes the Lil Wayne, "Hustler Muzik" beat to give you a brief look into their past. "Gotta Make It' is for everyone striving for more. Everyone can relate. Video Directed by DTMNY. Enjoy...
Accessory trends are becoming more and more popular every day. From Stylish Handbags to jewlery to now eyewear it seems like everyone is trying to get a taste of a stylish piece. My first glimpse into stylish eyewear designs have been those of Grace Jones, Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna. At first they were hard to get a hold on but more and more designers are picking up on the trend. I met a really talented eyewear designer. Here is his story:
Naki Carey is a Washington DC native who is merging quickly in the Fashion and Entertainment industry. His interest began in 2006 at a High School Fashion Show then later on he branch off to modeling, Not soon after that he became a Runway Instructor, Creative Coordinator (Working behind the scenes) and Photo-shoot Director. June, 2010 was the Mark when he started to create "Over the Top" Eyewear pieces. He started by using miscellaneous pieces around the house and turned the into work of art. Naki plans on bringing the industry nothing but Creativity and Over The Top Designs. "SO BE READY TO BE BOLD"
Check out more of his designs at: http://www.wix.com/creativedezigner/prinzenaki
Nicki Minaj is definetly doing her thing. She has linked up with OPI and designed her own line of nail colors. The collection consist of bright colors and Mettallics. And ofcourse the names are fun: “Super Bass Shatter”, "Fly", “Metallic 4 Life” & of course, “Pink Friday”
Our last stop for the day was one of my favorite stores located on St. Marks "Trash & Vaudeville". They are actually 2 store. Vaudeville is the store located upstairs and sells some of the hottest gothic and rock and roll inspired clothing. They carry clothing from TRIPP NYC and STOP STARING dresses. They are known for their colorful motorcycle leathers and outrageous printed pants. This is a Rock and Roll Lover dream store. They store is full of bright colors, and the mannequins are dressed very stylish. Trash is the store located on the lower level and they sell mostly footwear. This was the first store that I saw the signature platform Jeffrey Campbell bootie. The stores are a Leatherheads fantasy
Hidden Treasures: I will be touring different cities looking for hidden fashion stores, monuments, and anything that I find of importance and would like to share with my readers. As you read in my previous post I started my search in NYC the city where im from. My first store was Beacon Closet located on 13th st. I invited two close friends to join in on the journey. As we worked our way to our next location we spotted another small boutique called Apt141. I became amazed with the clothing that the store sold and its unique setup. There was an African American man outside of the store fixing the garment racks and I started to question him. He stated that he was the owner of the boutique and was one of the last remaining black store owners in the neighborhood. The store sells Ready to Wear women clothing with a Vintage inspiration.
Check out some pics I was able to take:
For more info on the store check out their website www.apt141.com
Our next stop was the Vintage store called No Relation located on 1st ave bet 13th and 12th st. This Vintage store had some really great pieces from shearling coats to leather motorcyle jackets to Sequin dresses. This I would say is a one stop shop where you are bound to find a one of a kind pieces.
Check out some of what we found:
Make sure you tune back in for more footage from my "Hidden Treasures" Tour.