Interview with Embellish Clothing | Edition XIX.3

• Clothing Brand •

Brand Name: Embellish
Designer Name: David Weeks
Age: 19

Hometown: Queens, New York
Location: Queens, New York
Twitter – @EmbellishNYC
Instagram – @EmbellishNYC

When did you realize you wanted to become a designer and what was the first article of clothing you ever designed?

 I first realized i wanted to design in high school, when i was in to wearing high end street wear brands, but i always had a comment or wanted to alter a design on the garments, at that moment the lightbulb went off, i later realized i wanted to create clothing from scratch. The first article of clothing I designed was a shirt, that read Don’t Beast 4 The Hype! which were targeted to people of the sneaker head community who dislike “HypeBeast” which were usually young kids who clanged to All new shoes and built a hype around based off of their name and not the style.

How would you define your city’s fashion?
I believe NYC is very up to date in Fashion and is definitely an inspiration for Fashion artist worldwide.

When you started out did you think it would be a serious business?

I knew what i was capable of , but i had no idea it could get this big , and i thank god every night .

How is the internet changing your craft? 
The internet is changing my craft because it opens me up to more than surroundings and allows me to become well rounded which allows be reference other cultures within my clothing.

Your concepts are very unique and original is there a pressure to
 always maintain that consistency with your new designs?

Honestly when i first gained some notoriety i was thinking to myself whatever I’m doing i have to maintain it , but it actually just comes nature to be unique , i feel no pressure because i deliver each time.

Do you consider yourself an artist?

 The irony in this question , is anyone who knows me , is well aware that i cannot draw well with a pencil but i do consider myself an all other designers as artist , because my craft is very natural and raw.

Who are some people you want to interact with this year?
 This Year just started so i Have high hopes,  so far Casey Veggies of odd future and Meek Mill of MMG was spotted in my clothing. I am hoping to work with Vashtie Kola, Takashi Murakmi, Pharell williams , and Kixionary a artist based out of Florida.

Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals you have in mind? 
I would like to Have my own Boutique in NYC best this time next year. And from there i have high pinnacles to reach.