Sunday Style: Telfar and Man VS Machine

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, Saturday Style

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Telfar clothing and Man vs Machine. Both are minority owned and really are on the cutting edge of high fashion.

Our people from Pesonamagazine.net caught up with them for a fashion five questionnaire

1. When, where, and how did you get the line started?
I STARTED MY LINE AT THE AGE OF 18, I BEGAN CREATING DESIGNS FROM RECYCLED CLOTHING WHICH WHERE SOLD ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE NYC. TWO YEARS LATER I BEGAN SELF TITLED LINE ‘TELFAR’ WHICH IS UNISEX AND PLAYS ON IDEAS OF MIXING FASHION AND FUNCTION.

2. How do you feel about the company now and where it is headed?
VERY VERY POSITIVE I FEEL THAT THINGS ARE DEFINITELY MOVING TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF DESIGN CONCEPTS.

3. Who are some of your favorite designers?
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AND HELMUT LANG

4. What is your goal for 2009??
TO SATISFY FASHIONABLE NEEDS AND URGES
5. What was your prized first purchase in fashion as a youth or as an adult??
A CALVIN KLINE BABY TEE

Nice…The Man VS Machine Backpacks are below and to put it perfectly frank, are dope! Check out some more clothes from Telfar as well.

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Comments

  • kk

    1st

  • Tender Roni

    nice! i love that it is functional and that the company is minority owned!

  • just tryna keep it real!

    DATS ISH LOOK LIKE IT WAS MADE FOR THE 10 DOLLAR STORE NAD THE MODEL…..WELL THEY HAVE BETTER LOOKING AFRICAN WOMENN THAN THAT I KNOW ALOT OF THEM FUBU, ROCAWEAR, PHATFARM ALL GARBAGE OH YEAH SEANJOHN TOO

  • Tender Roni

    not sure about the greased up people though…. looking @ them makes my eyes water.

  • just tryna keep it real!

    ETHNICITY HAS NADA TO DO WITH TASTE

  • J

    That shyt look stupid, that must be the style in Africa

  • just tryna keep it real!

    YO DO YALL SEE THE CRUISE SHIPS ON THE GIRL WEARING ALL WHITE???

  • Doc

    i never heard of them but the skin of the model is waterting my eyes just by looking. too much grease.

  • GoodKarma4Me

    Yea I seen the homeless on the street sporting that fashion already…And what is with all that damn vaseline!!

  • Josianne

    I love to see my people succeeding…

  • PoetryisMe (...and I am Poetry)

    Okay, why does she look like a piece of Church’s chicken…Are you serious?

  • GoodKarma4Me

    more like man vs vaseline

  • kmba74

    Damn they used up all the chicken grease.

  • http://bossip bb

    How can this fashion be the “CUTTING EDGE “of African Fashion when she lives in NYC

    Where are the African Frabics

    Is she designing her clothes for the Homeless

    Some of these clothes look like what was worn on the plantation by s laves

    The OUTFITS on the men definitely look like something Kunta Kente would have been wearing

  • http://bossip bb

    My advice to her would be to IMPROVE her dress sense and to DELVE into the African Fashion Scene

  • http://bossip bb

    My advice to her would be to IMPROVE her dress sense and to D ELVE into the African Fashion Scene

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAAAP!!!!

    On the cutting edge of high fashion??? You bullshittin.’

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAAAP!!!!

    Why they run that girl through a vat o’ Crisco?

  • ysr

    damn that a lot of oil. Those fools must be cooking

  • bay girl

    is she wearing blck tights? and why does she look like she’s been pasted on to the yellow door?

  • Trini Bwoy

    To each their own, but in my opinion, the style of the clothing and it’s presentation makes it look cheap, but the things I see people where out there these days, this might be an upgrade.

    I support this artist, even if I am not feeling the art,… and I am not feeling it.

  • Ara

    concept of simplicity …..

  • Informant

    afro americans think they are white LOL

    J@ this aint the style in africa and africa isnt a country its a continent dumb ass

  • http://yanniepooo.blogspot.com it's the *yanbeech* honorable representin 4 my somalis

    while my comment is being moderated…check out maatano. two somali twins (maatano means twins in somali)…they were on oprah too.

    @informant LOL! When ppl ask if I speak African I say sure, do you speak American?

  • WillonaWoods

    Me no likey

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