Wednesday, 20 June 2012

TCA Mens Couture Speaks To The Fashion Police

Designer Ms Teresa of TCA Mens Couture
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
I am a men's fashion designer and I design for men who don't want to wear the uniformed trends of todays fashion. I hope that one day there will be no restrictions on men's fashion.  

2)There are so many designers what makes you different from the rest?
I strongly believe that there shouldn't be any gender differences in fashion, men can be as flamboyant, glamorous, sexy and feminine as women. The only option for men to achieve this look currently is to adapt women's clothing which doesn't define their shape properly. My designs incorporate the above philosophy of glamour and beauty but are designed to fit men properly.

3)Describe your personal fashion sense?
I love to wear things that make a statement, both socially and artistically. I also like to invest in good, high quality pieces. 

4)How can someone from the other side of the world view your work and learn more about you?
We are about to start a project to redesign our website but we also have a blog which has images, reviews and information about upcoming shows. You can also find us on facebook and twitter where we post things that are of interest to us and inspire the designs. If people would like to know more about us they can contact us directly via these platforms.

5)What do you look for in a model who is about to walk the runway with your garments?
In order to represent TCA Men's Couture, models need to be open minded, confident and proud to be different and use their sexuality (whatever it may be) to get over the message. 

6)What makes a good model?
They understand a designers vision and  translate it on the catwalk to create a social statement. 

7)What perfume are you wearing as we speak?
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique 

8)What is more sexy on a man  choose from the following......(1)boxers......(2)briefs......(3)thongs?
The thong 

9)If you was given 2 tickets to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?
Bangkok - because they are liberated and 4 dimensional people. 

10)Which other designer do you look up to?
There are lots, mainly because of their unconventional thinking and desire to push against fashion norms to make statements. If I had to choose just 1 it would be Vivian Westwood.

11)If you was to stay home on valentines night with your lover what would you wear and cook?
I would wear a well cut transparent suit and would cook sushi, we hire a ladyboy and woulf eat it off them.

12)What are your 4 fashion tips to live by?
1. Wear what you want 
2. Good make up 
3. Big Hair 
4. The highest heels you can find. 
(This applies to men and women)

13)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
1. Ross 
2. Ciara 
3. Jose Pedro
4. Celea Rocha

14)What advice do you have for upcoming designers who look up to you?
Don't follow the crowd, be true to your designs and never give up.

15)If we was a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shock to see?
That I'm not always nice. 

16)What do you enjoy doing when not working?

17)Are you single/married/divorced/seeing someone?
I have a long term partner. 

18)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman?
No I'm a true representation of a today's man, I lead and take the decisions. 

19)If you was given the chance to dress 3 people who would it be and why?
1. Prince - because he is aware of his sex appeal. 
2. Jake Shears - because of his celebrity, his flamboyancy and how open he is about his sexuality  
3. Andrej Pejic - he is very TCA Men's Couture.

20)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
I think it is great blog and keeps you well up to date on what is going on in the black fashion world, something that doesn't get enough coverage. All information is really interesting and relevant. 

21)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?
Men teaching a women to walk is more technical and adds a different dimension. 

22)Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
With lots of collections under my belt.

23)Where have your clothes graced that you was so amazed to see?
Fashion Mavericks in September 2010. It was my first collection and I was so happy to see the results of my hard work. 

24)Some designers can only design but can't sew can you sew as well?

Yes I can - it is so important that I can because it gives me a better understanding of the process. 

25)If you had the power to change the fashion world what would you change?

The High Street retailers power over trends, there is no originality and all fashion is very safe, some might say boring.
Tv personality to MTV/ITV2 Wearing TCA MENS COUTURE

26)Any last words for our many blog readers?

Don't be afraid of fashion embrace it and do what you want.

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