Who is Vespertine Machine? They are a premium street wear clothing line with designs focused on mischief while engaging in the adventures of the night. “As the Moon rises, society’s grip loosens and many of us transform into mischievous versions of ourselves. If you feel a strong connection to Calvin and Hobbes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Where the Wild Things Are, then this is the brand for you.”
Vespertine Machine was established in 2012 after the founders watched Layer Cake, a 2004 film directed by Matthew Vaughn. They enjoy the freedom of being entrepreneurs, attributing the birth of the brand to the “divine hand of Bacchus, God of Wine.”
When the sun rises, they return back to the 8th Dimension. Music fuels their engine of creation, so their partnership with several musicians and DJs aligns with their creation process, and we here at FYI Houston definitely support!
You can find Vespertine Machine’s products in their online store www.vespertinemachine.com, at the Karmaloop Kazbah, and on the following social networks:
Urban flare, street, and also simplicity are just a few examples that Sky Culture Clothing owners, Corey & Corey use in their line to express themselves. Growing up and always fly, repping brands of clothing that other kids never heard of. They always had an eye for fashion, so during college the two innovative young men and a few others established an organization of individuals with similar styles and creativity working to break the mold of fashion and mainstream society. “We want our clothing to appeal to the masses, not just skateboarding and surfing, but we want to hit every demographic and genre of streetwear.”
The Sky Culture Clothing line targets 13 to 40 year olds. It is classy and comfortable, but at the same time simple and sleek. Gaurantees creativity and swagger.The fashion line consists of graphic tees, hoodys, 5 panels, snapbacks, long sleeves, and accessories to go along with their trendy fashions. Currently, their Spring line has a strong influence of retro and camo colors.
“Sky Culture Clothing was a blessing in disguise.” Their original name was Supernova, but unfortunately Adidas got their hands on it. So the young aspiring professionals put Sky Culture name with their signature classic parachute logo with their slogan, “Created in the Clouds.” It was sky’s the limit from there. The clothing line has grown and expanded immensely. Corey, one of the founders, mother is a huge support and major part of the business. So if you have ever received your shipment in one day of ordering, it was because of her.
To stay up on their game, the founders are constantly reading up on upcoming trends about what’s hot and what’s not. They consider themselves visionaries. They have a personal designer who brings their designs to life. Sky Culture Clothing has a lot of different fashions and goals in the next couple of years. Some influencing brands of Sky Culture are fashion labels such as: Diamond, 10 Deep, Entree and UNDEFTD, just to name a few. We can look forward to their upcoming sneakers and fitted sweatpants with in their next several lines.
Shatoia Nicole was born a fashionista, and has always dreamed of owning her own retail store or boutique one day. But she never expected to be an owner at 24 years of age. After gaining valuable experience in the retail and fashion industry for over 5 years, she was finally able to launch Glam Luxe Accessories in June 2011, selling items via social networks. As Glam Luxe Accessories became more popular, Shatoia Nicole decided to add on new merchandise selections and changed the name to Luxe Moda. The rest is history.
When Elect Nation founder CB Terrel took to his room drawing sketches, he was just doing it to pass the time. The teenager spent almost 18 hours a day home alone, drawing sketches to escape into his own world. “One day I drew a shirt. When I finished that first design I knew that this is what I was destined to do” says CB.