Hi, Travis what made you decide to pursue a career in fashion?
I get the inspiration from my grandmother when I was around 3yrs old. she always styled me up, with some fresh Fendi sunglasses, fila sneaker and she inspired me as well from her dressing style a lot that I took with to my journey.
You just got back from Paris. How was your time there can you tell us about it?
Paris was a good thing, Paris is always a good idea :) !
we were there with the team shooting the editorial of TETTEH Clothing. the vision I have to bring out my pain and feelings, I can't spread or show it in Switzerland so I always need to go out!
Did you get feedback on the collection?
I did end of January a show in Switzerland, Zurich where we represented our first line & before that, I had the fitting and my close people around me checking the pieces & they all was so surprised that the material are soo nice and clean that the get mad & at the show. People was mad hyped & many people reserved the gears!
Do you feel there’s a significant interest for young creatives at the moment?
yea, def. I got soo many youths my age that look up to me & I just don't want to disappoint them. The other thing is that I don't really know what else to do because it has always been something I am interested in.
How do you balance your creativity with your lifestyle?
My lifestyle is messed up, nothing is pretty so the brand fucked up tho ;)
Is everything you do produced in the UK. Are buyers sensitive to this?
We produce in Spain. Everything is handmade. Made with care and feelings so garments.
I have couple stores that are very interested in the line. But I don't want to make it basic and easy to get. I want in each country, only 1-2 stores to represent the lines
Do you have a specific research process when you start a new collection?
The first line was made with a fucked up mood, seriously. I was in a bad mood like for 2 weeks and those days I just always got me a paper and pencil to fuck shit up!
Who inspires you the most in fashion? Anyone who stands out?
For sure my grandmother & mother. From celebrities like, Kanye and Pharrell nut Pharrell more of from around 2007 and 2010
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I see myself in 5 yrs with a happy family, friends & for sure still fucking shit up. That will never change!
Why are you doing this?
I'm doing this with meanings and feelings behind it all. Every bad and great step I make in my life, that I'll never say what it is exactly. It's not a good story that people will want to hear. They want to hear good story's and I'm not a storyteller, maybe you can see and understand something in each piece that will be releasing in the couple years!
Stylist - Bujar Zeqiri
Photographer - Maurice Sinclair
Model - Arthur Daniyarov & Mickael Puthod
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