TORIRU Clothing

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Toriru. A street apparel brand clashing with Anime inspirations.  Looking to take on the fall of 2019 with new merch you can view below.

 I would like to introduce the creator of this clothing brand, Terrence Lindsey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why did you decide to choose fashion designing as a career?

 I chose fashion designing as a career as a way of telling my story by expressing my inner deeper thoughts.

The designs you created are no doubt good enough, but who and which things were your inspiration while creating such designs?
 My brand is deeply influenced by Japanese anime culture. I was introduced to anime The way the shows portrayed stories about supernatural power was very beautiful to watch. While brainstorming about the designs of my brand I wanted to ensure they consisted of distinctive imagery yet relatable. 

Define fashion?
 Fashion is unlimited expression consisting of an ideal storytelling mechanism. 

How do you stay up to date regarding fashion?
 I stay up to date by following different brands on all social media platforms.

How would you describe your personal style?
 I don’t like to look like everyone else. The point isn’t to stand out but more so to be myself. Whether I dress up or dress down I’m always going to incorporate my own vision into the clothing I wear. 

How would you relate past and present fashion trends?
 
Fashion trends from the past are just being revamped in the present. For example Fannypack’s made a huge comeback last year. You saw fanny packs with fur and 3M, both materials which were not incorporated into the past designs.

Explain a typical day in the world of TORIRU?
 A typical day consist of fast pace and lots of moving a round.

What’s next for TORIRU?
 All I have to say is stay tune.

How can someone contact you for business or customer pieces?
 Toriruworld@gmail.com

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Exploring Designers: Balenciaga

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Balenciaga was founded in 1919 in Donostia, better known as San Sebastian, Spain. 

 

The Luxury Fashion house was founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga. The brand was designed by Mr. Balenciaga himself until 1968. Since then there have been other great designers such as Michel Goma, who broke the brand into everyday wear for women. Alexander Wang, and also Demna Gvasalia who would be the latest creative director. 

 

This brand has made its way back into the culture with its array of sneakers and other cool ready-to-wear options. 

 

Styles and vibes provided by this wardrobe entail so much variety, but also simplicity. Recently the couturier put a big foot on the culture with the triple S sneakers,  as well as other comfortable options such as the speed trainers, race runners, and arena sneakers. These products have allowed Balenciaga to be in tune with the youth. Establishing the connection with the younger generation has made an impression on the luxury house's apparel, as well. I can personally say last season’s F/W line "sinners" would be one of my favorites out of their entire collection. This attire and these pieces meshed very well with street fashion. What excited me most about the 2017 F/W line was that the color scheme consisted of dark colors. The 2018 line has been filled with more options. The dad campaign hat and graphic tees have also been a score, and are fitting for fall or winter.

 

The company is currently owned by Kering, a company that specializes in luxury goods.

Kering also owns other brands such as  Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, etc, so you know the creative direction will be gravitating. Balenciaga continues to make staple pieces. I assure you that the new material provided this season will not fail your fashion sense. 

 

The F/W 2018 lookbook is available now. 

 

 

 

 

House of Rena

Welcome to the House of Rena. Where contemporary & modern day style rules all!

These pieces are handcrafted by the lovely Eranne Whiters. Her work shows that she's well versed with a sewing machine. House of Rena features an array of dresses, blouses, bottoms, and outerwear.  Pieces that compliment any occasion. HOR's current featured piece would be the "Stella" (strapless dress). Available in colors like Bubblegum pink, Tomato Red, and more! 
 

In our Q & A below you can learn more about her and the brand. Click here to SHOP. 


Your brand has blossomed so much, where did the name House of Rena come from?

“Rena was my grandmother’s middle name. She used to sew and would make some of my clothes when I was a kid. She never got the chance to see me sew so it’s like paying homage to her. She also was one of the best dressed women I knew. The “House of” part came from fashion houses & designers from the 19th century, like when Coco Chanel. For example, when Coco Chanel started, her brand was House of Chanel. So I wanted to incorporate something from history.”

How did you get your start with styling?

“During my last year of college, I decided I wanted to pursue visual merchandising as a career. I was able to take visual merchandising classes while in college & assist visual merchandisers while working as a sales associate where I discovered some retail stores allowed their associates to have creative freedom while dressing mannequins. I soon found out afterwards that styling was a “thing” ...a job, a career! After college, I found this profile called “School of Style” on Twitter and asked the co-founder tons of questions on how to get started and she advised I come to class!Over the next two years, I attended a couple of classes in L.A where I learned the ins and outs of wardrobe and personal styling. So yeah, that’s where it started.”


What inspires you the most to be apart of the fashion industry?

“What inspires me the most to be in the fashion industry is the creative freedom I have. Technically I can create anything & call it fashion. I also feel that fashion is connected to art which is actually how I got started in fashion. All through school and my first 2 years in college, drawing Still Life was “my jam”. In middle school, is when I started drawing T-shirts and other clothing items randomly and then I found out designing clothes was a career and I stuck with it ever since.”

Do you have any new material or concepts your working on?

“Right now, I’m just working on getting more Summer items out and working on Fall/Winter/Holiday concepts and ideas.”

How can someone contact you for customs pieces

“I’m very selective right now on what custom work I do, but people can contact me through my social media pages or email:info@houseOfRena.com

NEXT EVENT:
Nothing set in stone at the moment, but I’m working on something for the fall.