Oct 162012

Author: Nicolle Fagan

What is your major?
“I am an art major concentrating in photography, and I have a minor in apparel and merchandising.”

So you are designing your own clothing line! What does that entail?
“In starting this line, I have spent a lot of time designing and working to create styles that I believe people will love and wear. It takes a lot of time planning. I have to start with the basics and work my way up to the fun part: the clothing release.”

What have you made so far? 
“To start off, I have designed t-shirts, hoodies and stickers, but I plan to create more and to go further with this project in the future. They aren’t ready yet, but will be coming soon!”

What was the inspiration for the line?
“I am a snowboard instructor and every week I go back and forth to the mountains. I wanted something comfortable for riding to keep warm and also something cozy for the 4 a.m. drive every Saturday, so I began sewing my own hoodies. Eventually, people saw them and started putting in orders. After a few months, I decided to create my own company to feature skateboard and snowboard apparel, inspired by the lifestyle and culture of the sports. I am inspired by my friends, family and the new people I meet and I hope to inspire them through this company with my art and designs.”

Does the line have a name yet? If so, what is it? 
“The name of the company is Lleky Apparel, pronounced leh-key. It is actually my name mixed up.”

What do you hope to gain from making your own line? Why did you choose to take on this huge undertaking?
“I am already learning so much from it and I’m still at the beginning of the process. I have a lot of work to do, but I plan to do it right. This is something I wanted to take on to incorporate my three favorite things: photography, fashion and skate/snowboarding. I want to design, capture local athletes and get artists involved with the apparel line.”

What got you interested in fashion?
“As a photographer, I have always had an interest in fashion, but I didn’t always know specifically what kind of fashion. During my second semester of college, I added my apparel and merchandising minor and I was so excited. I was constantly inspired by the classes to start my own company and now it’s all falling into place.”

What is your favorite piece so far?
“My favorite piece right now is a men’s tee I designed. It’s simple, but I can’t seem to get away from it.”

If you could only wear one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“If I could wear one thing for the rest of my life it would be my snowboard get up, just as long as there was snow, sunshine and a mountain to ride on.”

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