Krush89 Apparel is inspired by everyday conversations and experiences between a cultural mix of young individuals in New York City. Krush89 Apparel offers a unique sense of humor and realness while expressing one's self. Yesterday, Examiner.com spoke with Krush89 Apparel founder Shameer Khan about his collection. Check out what he had to say:
How did you get your start in the fashion industry?
SK: I started out taking pictures and later deciding that I wanted to become a professional fashion photographer because I fell in love with photography
What made you want to design a fashion line?
SK: I wouldn't say that it's a fashion line, its just a few t-shirts with big, bold, silly slogans on them. The reason I wanted to start doing these t-shirts is because I thought it would be a fun thing to do on the side apart from photography and I thought my friends would get a kick out of the slogans!
How do you come up with the slogans on your shirts?
SK: Each of the slogans have a story behind them that lead to why I chose them. A lot of people in New York have heard or have used most of these slogans before, especially in the more multicultural neighborhoods. I thought it would be fun to put some familiar sayings on some shirts and rock them out on the street.
Where do you see your line in the next 5 years?
SK: In 5 years, if all goes well with this, it would be cool to get the shirts in some stores and do some collabs with big stores like Urban Outfitters or H&M. Also, maybe spread internationally and get stuff going in London, Paris and Asia!
Who are some of the people you look up to in fashion industry?
SK: I'm usually very inspired by anyone who is ambitious and sets goals for themselves but I have to say that Tyra Banks in particular is someone who I have admired, she started young and went through a lot to get where she is now. She's been able to brand herself and become a household name. In addition to that, she is one of the most nicest, most down to earth person that I have ever known