FASHION UPDATE: INFUSE Clothing
Calvin: I’ve mostly been working on the brand of course, implementing ideas and coming up with new ones, achieving goals that I set so I can create room for new ones. Whether I’m in school working on my business degree, or out hanging out with family and friends, I am constantly thinking of new ideas. In general, I have been working on how to come up with solutions to everyday problems, thinking big about how I can create a positive influence on every single person/organization that comes in contact with my brand.
FYIH: What new products do you have?
Calvin: Recently released the Tiger Head Tee Collection and The all new Cuffed Pom Beanies and the modern Cuffed Beanie as well.
FYIH: What else have you been working on?
Calvin: Other than releasing new products, I’ve been working on creating our first ever Infuse Clothing Anniversary/Fashion/Talent showcase ever. It’s still an idea so I don’t want to elaborate, but it’s just something we thought of doing for our supporters to get them more involved with the brand.
FYIH: How has the brand/co. developed since we last spoke?
Calvin: The Brand has progressively developed since we last spoke. As a company, I am truly humbled at the growth we are experiencing; it only shows that if you set your mind to achieve something you want in life, you truly can achieve all your dreams and goals if you believe in yourself and are passionate. We’ve gotten the chance to partner with some of Houston’s businesses and organizations that I always looked up before Infuse was ever established, so it’s very encouraging and it also inspires me to work hard and dream bigger! I also want to say that our partnering with FYI Houston has influenced our brand, and I am inspired by all that they do. Our brand is actively inspiring people here across Houston and we are looking forward to reaching cities across the country.
FYIH: Do you plan to expand the product line? If so, what products will you offer?
Calvin: Yes I’m definitely working on expanding our product lines. I’m looking forward to bring in the fall wear which includes hoodies, beanies and cardigans. I am also working on bringing in more products for women, lie crop tops and for the general unisex products. I’m also working on Fashion Fitted pocket tees.
FYIH: What has inspired your latest designs/styles?
Calvin: My latest design styles are inspired by my work morale! Our work motto we use for our team (team Infuse) is “Simplicity with Excellence”. My latest products are inspired by the cultures and people that inspire me. The general development of my latest products are all simple but they have the factor of excellence. One of my local customers, Forrest S. saw me wear one of my Logo Tee’s that I hadn’t released yet at the time and said “Wow, bro that shirt is so simple but its mad cool, when can I get one”, after him, everyone else had the same reaction. I noticed how the reaction stirred up a trend and realized that I could use what motivates my working style can be a form of fashion. So today I’m creating new lines and a new look simply based on this “Simplicity with Excellence”™
FYIH: What do you have planned for this season’s collection? Next season? (Clothes, styles, fabrics, etc.)
Calvin: For this seasons Collection I’m working on our first new style of fall wear including Hoodies, the all new Cuffed Pom Beanies and the modern Cuffed Beanie as well.
FYIH: What are the trends for this season? Will you be following them or incorporating them into your designs?
Calvin: Trends for this upcoming season (fall wear) include crewnecks, hoodies and beanies. I definitely plan on incorporating most of them into my designs but I would say expect something unique and exclusive for the everyday wear.
FYIH: What events (charity, trade shows, etc.) do you plan to participate in this season?
Calvin: This season I’ll definitely be attending:
-FYI Houston Fall 2013 Issue Launch Party
–H town sneaker summit
–Houston Cars and Coffee Show, myself and Team Infuse
FYIH: What can we expect from the company in the coming months?
Calvin: First and foremost expect us to Aspire and Inspire.
Without fashion, I would be…bored.
Fashion is…an art of expression.
My work makes me feel…unique.
I create the style because…they inspire others.
Support my brand because…it’s a positive alternative lifestyle brand that represents the idea of unlimited possibilities, the idea that you can create what you want in life.
Tishomengia ‘Tish’ Lott began designing at the tender age of 7, when her grandmother taught her to make clothes for her dolls. She has been