a couple weeks ago i was reading ope's blog and i spotted this:
instant fan. who makes this? i had to look her up. so i did. and the designer graciously agreed to answer some questions for me and allow me to share her hotness with my readers.
her name is ReneeQ and her line of tees, bespoke, incorporate beautiful african fabrics. she kinda does the accessorizing for you. her tees are dope. i'm on them hard.
me: tell us about your line.
her: RenẻeQ bespoke is an afro chic and culturally inspired line of tee shirts embellished with african print fabric, crystal, beads, trimmings and sometimes, hand-painted. it brings the evolution of the afro diva! sizes range from an UK 8-18.
me: how did you get started in designing?
her: i have always designed accessories and clothes for myself from quite a young age but more so by customising things i bought...i started designing accessories formally as a business in 2007; i saw a niche in the ghanaian market for colourful, stylish, good quality accessories to match our local fabrics and seized the opportunity to provide an alternative to jewellery other than silver or gold....the make up and my clothing line followed naturally....
me: who or what inspires your line?
her: i love unique things; things that aren't common and are different from the norm....i guess i'm inspired to create such pieces....
me: if you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
her: :o) oprah winfrey
me: what's next for you?
her: i will be showing at Fashion Fights Poverty in DC on the 25th of september....working on penetrating the international market so currently talking to a few shop owners who want to stock my line. i also have a few exciting projects coming up but won't want to say as yet so keep watching this space ;o)
there's no doubt in my mind that miss ReneeQ will not only lunch with oprah one day but also be sitting next to her in her studio in front of an audience. and when she does, remember you heard about her here, first.
for more info, check her out at ReneeQ.com.