Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tomorrow's Talent- Sublime Dreamer

Blessings Beautiful People,

Fashion is an area that is always changing day to day and minute to minute,
but what not better way then to get into the minds of the young people who are changing it.
For this is the reason why Wings Of Art interviews "Tomorrow's Talent."

Wings Of Art is honored for Brian, founder of Sublime Dreamer in taking the time out to do this interview.

Check it out....

Brian is a 19 year old student at the University of Delaware majoring in Finance, as well as appreciates anything creative and unique.



1. What's the story behind "Sublime Dreamer"?

I founded Sublime Dreamer in 2008, and the motivation to do so was because of the lack of creativity and uniformity I saw from the current clothing lines at the time. So I decided to come out with my own line that was unique, and actually stood for something. The word Sublime simply means supreme, best or outstanding. And "dreamer" is self explanatory, everyone has dreams they aspire to accomplish and strive for, whether it's in school, sports, work, or whatever. We all want to be the best at whatever our dreams are, as well as working towards it.. hence the phrase "Sublime Dreamer."

2. What makes Sublime Dream different from the other clothing lines?

I think it's the fact that we are a universal brand. Most lines only cater to a specific crowd or their clothing is tailored for a certain audience. However our line, what I have seen is that everyone can relate to it, and wear it. From skateboarders, to sneakerheads, hip-hop lovers, to indie rock fans, etc. Sublime Dreamer isn't boxed into one category and I think that's what really makes us unique.








3. Explain the logo?



When I started the line I had three points I wanted to make sure I covered: simplicity, uniqueness, and rarity. Then,  I thought of a panda bear, its simple (only black and white), it's rare, and it's a very unique animal. That's where the bear logo originates from. As for the one eye and the nose pointing to the top right. It represents always looking ahead, moving forward. When most people think of going forward or moving ahead, they usually connect that with going to the right and/or upwards, while going left or downward holds a negative connotation. 

4. Do you consider what you do a form of ART?

Yes, I do. I feel any outlet of expression or vision is a form of art. With that being said, different forms of are have served as an inspiration for me, whether it's music, street art and the list goes on. 

5. How and when did you begin to involve people to be apart of the Sublime Dreamer movement?

In the beginning of 2009, I brought my idea to my closest friends: Kyle, James, and A.P and they loved it and from there we began. I feel a lot of our success has been due to the fact that we all bring different things to the table, which makes us well-rounded. For example, 

Kyle is an excellent marketer and promoter, he can convince you that the shoes you have own are terrible and you should take them off. Then, he'll convince you to buy the same shoes that you just took off, he's that good. 

James aka Woody, has a knack for seeing things in ways that without him bringing it to our attention, we would have never thought.

A.P, is a hardworker and reliable, whenever we need something accomplished, he's the guy. 

As for as myself, I bring creativity and great understanding of business. We make a great team and I'm blessed to have such a team around me.


6. Has it been an easy journey in making your vision a reality?

Not at all, it's been all about hardwork and obstacles. One example of an obstacle to overcome is balancing school and Sublime Dreamer. We travel a lot such as different fashion shows/events in addition to holding our own events, while being a full-time student. There have been times where we've had a show one night in a different city, where I don't get home till 1 or 2 in the morning, but have a final at 8am. Definitely long days and even longer nights. However, I've been able to stay on top of school and still handle business. You just have to work hard.

7. What advice would you give to all the young and inspiring fashion designers?

Do you, it's as simple as that. I always get asked for advice, tips, etc. from aspiring artistis, but what worked for me won't work for you. You have to do things your own way, that's what makes your line unique. It's a reflection of you, your vision, and dreams.

8. Is their a quote or saying you live by?

We're all about working hard and nonstop so we go by the motto:

"While you sleep, we work...while you work, we work HARDER."














Thursday, May 27, 2010

K'naan

I came across a video that captured my interest, as well as the story line behind this artist.

K'naan





K'naan which means "traveler" in the Somali language.

K'naan spent his childhood in Somali, as well as lived there during the Somali Civil War in 1991. He was fortunate to be on the last commercial flight out of Somali during the war. His flight landed him in Harlem, New York with his mother and younger siblings.

Beyond having an influential art appreciation such as his aunt being one of Somalia's most famous singers and his grandfather being a poet he was destined with his craft.

In trying to learn the English language he leaned towards music, primarily Hip-Hop such as Nas. By listening to Nas and Hip-Hop he taught himself how to rap, while expressing his story.

"What we been through was a little harder than life in America's ghetto. Watching people boast about what they were going through was a little boring, a little frustrating. When you don't know there is something worse, more difficult, you tend to focus on your little pains, 'Ah, I have it so bad.' But your shouldn't complain about a headache when someone beside you has a bullet wound."


He's been getting a lot of rave for his "Wavin Flag" song which was so inspirational that it was chosen by Coca-Cola to be the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

He's collobarated with Nas and Damian Marley on the album "Distant Relatives", Wale, Will. I. Am, and was apart of the "Young artists for Haiti." Currently, he's on tour with Lenny Kravitz.



FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 - Wavin' Flag from robin askeblad on Vimeo.



K'NAAN "Waving Flag" -Celebration mix- Dir: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

DunkXchange

 I went out to Club Blvd on Bowery Street

for the Dunkxchange.

DunkXCHANGE is where people can sell their new or old kicks, as well as sell their clothing lines.

This is my 2nd time attending and it's been good thus far.

There's a DJ playing some of that Old Skool Hip-Hop, while people are networking, and shopping for some new kicks and shirts.

Here is the reason why the CEO Gary Hughes created this:

"I actually bought 3 pair of fake Heinekens Dunks from China online that cost me around $1400. I have a wife, kids, and bills to pay. So, when I saved my money for sneakers, I wanted to get the kicks I was paying for. To get duped like that, it crushed me. I could not pay my bills cause some counterfeiters got away with murder. One night, I just had enough. Ironically, it was with a 6-pack of Heinekens. I came up with a concept on paper of a store that had a stage, speakers, a DJ, and a diner in it. After thinking it over, I knew realistically and fiscally, this store was not going to happen. That’s when I came up with the idea for Dunkxchange. The name comes from one of my favorite shoes, the Nike Dunks, and I was inspired by my purchase of fake Heineken Dunks, the name Dunkxchange was created."



























Friday, May 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Street Art


Street Art or better known as Graffiti is considered vandalism or gang related negative behavior.

In actuality, it's the closed-minded views of some.

Art allows us to express ourselves in creative ways, even if it's on a side building wall.

Oftentimes, people are afraid of change and not all change has to be negative.

We should embrace ALL forms of ART for that is what makes our world interesting.























Monday, May 17, 2010

Express through FASHION


Blessings People,

Some of you may or may not know, but Wings Of Art is about ALL forms of ART, including

FASHION!

Fashion is another form of expression without verbally saying anything.

Fashion let's you set yourself apart from the rest

and 

we're all about self-expression.

























Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Trip to Haiti

Blessings People,

Some of you may remember Sarah, the aspiring journalist from SUNY Stonybrook.

Well, she received a sponsored 5 day trip to Haiti to 

document the aftermath of the earthquake when the TV camaras were gone.

Her experience in Haiti is what inspired her untitled poem at the

"Restoring Haitian Pride through Art" event.

Keep in mind: This is what the Haitian people are experiencing EVERYDAY!

So when you think you have it bad think about the next person and their problems or the people of Haiti.




Four Days In Haiti from Sarah Kazadi on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wings of Art Presents: Allan Andre


Wings of Art Presents: Allen Andre from Wings Of Art on Vimeo.

Sarah Myanda

Restoring Haitian Pride Gallery

 Restoring Haitian Pride through Art Gallery Pics

Since you couldn't make it..check out the pictures by the

DOPEST photographer in the game:

FRESCOLOVE




























The designer of my FABULOUS skirt: Rebecca








































Wings of Art Artist: Allan Andre
 came all the way from Canada to 
be apart of this event.

Dedication is Key

Wings Of Art Appreciates!