Rachy Mckenzie-Sealy is a Middlesex University student studying fashion with a fashion label called Concreterose Clothing. Flavour caught up with the 22-year-old ahead of the ACS Kings and Queens show where her clothing will be worn by a male and female representative from her university who have entered into an inter-university beauty pageant where couples battle for the coveted King and Queen title!
How would you describe the style of the clothes you make?
Funky, different, unique, classy and special.
How would you describe your personal style?
Vintage, eclectic and retro.
If you could pick a famous model to wear your clothes who would it be and why?
Iman – I think she is gorgeous and embodies everything of a model.
What makes your designs stand out from the rest?
I take a lot of time to create my patterns and designs, and a lot of effort is put in, which reflects on my clothing.
What influences your designs?
What would you say to someone thinking of getting into fashion?
Research what you want to do, and network…networking gets you a lot of jobs and exposure, plus you learn a lot along the way.
Tell me about the contestants/students that you are working with in the competition?
I am working with Yinka and Alexander, they are nice people and hopefully they will be great in the event.
What would it mean to you if you won?
That someone actually recognises my talent and likes my designs.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Just be you.
For more information on the event visit their website.
ON SUNDAY THE 20TH OF JUNE THE PRESTIGIOUS ANNUAL EVENT “ACS KINGS AND QUEENS 2010″ RETURNS TO OCEANS MUSIC ARENA
After months of preparation the 8 African Caribbean Society university finalists shall display decorum as they compete to be crowned ACS King and Queen 2010 on the 20th June 2010.
This spectacular night shall also unveil 8 exceptionally creative African Caribbean fashion designers who have been paired off with our 8 ACS universities to produce an exclusive innovative piece that will be debuted and showcased on the night courtesy of the university they are working with.
This event is supported by Flavour Magazine with the winning female contestant winning a place in the final of Miss Flavour 2010.