LA Reid's son Aaron was an early adopter of FLI PELICAN. How do you know him?
Prior to all of the clothing, it was a personal relationship. Like Aaron, that’s my dude. He did a lot to help us out and we helped him out a lot as well. He was the one of first celebs who we shot in the clothing. He was real receptive to it; it wasn’t like Hollywood or nothing like that. He actually invited us to come out and do his birthday party at the Loft in Atlanta. I came out I did that, and I got to meet LA Reid and his wife Pebbles. That was cool, I got to give them shirts, so it’s a little bit more genuine than giving a product out and then hope that they wear it.
That’s dope. I loved that “Air Yeezy” tee Aaron had on.
That one has a funny story behind it. When I did that Amber Rose tee, I did it for the Yeezy’s but I did it for a reason, it means the epitome of pop culture. What it meant it is so many people who were caught up on this girl just because she was dating Kanye at the time. Not to take anything from her, but don’t get caught up in it too much, that is something personal that they share so let them have that. If you look in the back, it the louie pelicano.
Name the top three people you’ve been dying to work with.
Justin Beiber, I need that love. Nicki Minaj, I need that, and Beyoncé is going to be next.
My final question: Who are your fashion inspirations? Who are your direct influences?
It’s a culmination of a lot of stuff. Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Daymond John of FUBU.
Wow, I like that. I haven’t heard anyone speak on FUBU in a long time.
I’m actually reading his story right now, and the story is so similar. I got a chance to meet Daymond two years ago at Magic Trade show, so that was cool.