Co-Founders Mike Crenshaw & James Whitley are making names for themselves with their upcoming clothing brand TYPE1CO. Their inspiration comes from their desire to be different from others. Their goal is to keep a story behind each product they release, to be more than just a brand that focuses on money but, one that provides substance with their products. I am expecting big things from this company in the near future. Be on the lookout for the release of more of their products! Click the link below to get your TYPE1Co gear.
We Discussed The Following:
ZI: What made you begin designing/Styling clothes?
Growing up I had different taste from everyone else. I preferred clothes and things that my peers didn’t have. Dare to be different was my mindset. I had a different vision for some of my clothes so I would do little things to my clothes to make them different. Now I’m here.
ZI: What are some things that you hope to accomplish through your designing/styling?
See people worldwide rocking with the movement, boost people’s confidence whenever they wear our products, and lastly changing my own life.
ZI: How do you plan on building your brand, how will you be different from anyone else?
I plan on taking my brand to the next level by really pushing the message behind the brand on top of the unique art that’s being used. Each drop will have a special meaning or story behind it and this is what separate’s TYPE 1 from everybody else.
ZI: How would describe your style?
Unique, iI tend to combine a mixture of influences and cultures from everything & everywhere to make this one specific style.
ZI: What advice would you give someone else who is aspiring to pursue a career in styling/fashion designing?
Stay focused because nothing is built overnight (reality tries to distract you from your dreams). Design what you want (express yourself through your clothing). Don’t get caught up in the HYPE (longevity is key).
ZI: If you could style/design clothing for any celebrity who would it be, who would you say is closely related to your style?
Males I would want to style/design clothing for Travis $cott or HoodRich Pablo Juan. Females would be Kylie Jenner and Rihanna
ZI: What do you enjoy most about designing/styling clothing?
Expressing myself through art. Being able to make my ideas come to life. Seeing others being excited to wear my clothing.
ZI: What goals do you have for yourself and your brand in the next 5 years?
I can’t give away all the secrets. Stay tuned the show has yet to start.
Twitter & Instagram : @Type1Co
Personal Twitter : @_MCrenshaw1
Personal Instagram :@Crenshaw_Mike1