Tinchy Stryder talk to FCML about music, fashion and gives some valuable advice for young musicians.
So we heard you new single help me, is that the kind of sound for the whole album or is there some surprise sounds on the album. What can your fans expect from your new album?
Yeah ‘help ‘ me is the kinda vibe you will hear on the album but at the same time Help me and spaceship which came out in 2011, it’s kinda of rounding off the year. When the year start’s I will be going in full tank, and I will fully get going, everything fresh and new. Help me gives you a hint of what’s to come.
What has been your break through moment?
No I don’t think I’ve made it. I’m grateful and appreciative that I’ve defiantly made it from where I’ve came from and the levels of what I’ve achieved. But what for is to keep that hunger for more. That’s what drives me. Be happy with what you’ve got but always have that hunger for more. I would like to have my own area tour. That would be a whole new level. Patience is the key and hard work and build that foundation is the main thing.
Any advice for new artist trying to break into the industry?
I always got told stay unique, I always thought that was a clique everyone says that. But really I think that’s the easiest be, unique. It’s harder trying to be someone else and your always ganna be second place. Your just trying to copy somebody else but being unique and being yourself, there’s only one of you man. If you look in the mirror that’s you, just be yourself and you can’t go wrong. And obviously working hard and stay focused. Also be ready for challenges because sometimes you get tests which could set you back. It’s not an easy game or world so you have to make a statement in the first challenge to show that you’re ready for the bigger challenges.
You also have your own clothing line Star in the Hood, which blew up when you became extremely successful in the music industry. For those who don’t know, can you tell them about the brand?
Star in the hood is my clothing line and that came about from 2007. My first album was called star in the hood, we just did a few T-shirts we got them printed and wore them just to promote it. People starting liking it, I supported a few tours, still wearing the T-shirts, and that money was helping us get around. Long story short people started liking it and it grew and developed, we got some designers involved, putting them in a few shops, and then I had my own clothing line.
Your obviously very interested in fashion, how has fashion changed your life?
I always used have the newest trainers, I don’t know how but I always used to get them. I like fashion where someone naturally looks got there style, not like where they’ve had stylist to make them look like that.
Watch out for Tinchy’s new album coming to you in 2013
October 28th 2012 marked the opening night for 4th China Image Festival. The red carpet was full of glamorous models, influential international fashion industry leaders, and China’s leading film stars. Some of the collections that future include some of China’s fashion legends such as Basic and Liang Zi. The Festival is held at Leicester Square Odeon, for more information visit china-image.org
Aase Hopstock AW12 collection was inspired by the Gothic trend which featured heavy in the high fashion catwalk shows. The collection is full of sultry leather, sexy velvet and luxurious snake skin prints. So bring out your dark side this winter and go get yours at http://www.aasehopstock.com
I am reporting on the freshest trends for menswear this A/W12. Follow this simple guide on how to get the look this season.
Photographer: David Peart
Stylist: Denise Brown
Hair & Make Up: Alesha Spencer
Bright colours are hot this season, mix them well with a darker coloured chinos and a brightly colour jacket. Keep shoes casual and finish off with a buttoned up shirt.
Left: Shirt by Brutus, jacket by Luke, trouser by Sinstar, shoes by Supreme Being
Right: Jacket by Weekend Offender, shirt by Buck, trouser by Sinstar.
A clean cut suit is defiantly the trend for guys going for a formal look. No woman can resist a gentleman. Go for a tailored fitted suit, and a satchel bag for a trendy accessory. For a more quirky look opt for a bow tie, or a patterned cravat.
Left: Jacket by Remus Uno, shirt Lambretta, scarf by Luke.
Right: Blazer by Luke, shirt by River Island waist coat and trouser by Lambretta, bow tie by Minimum, watch by Luke, shoes by Red or Dead, bag by Dr Martens.
It’s back once again. Go for a duffle coat for an effortless and classic look.
Duffle coat Dr Martens, shirt by Brutus, trouser by Farrah.
For an edgy look, slip on a Gillet over a knitted jumper.
Jumper by Gant, body warmer by Nike,watch by Storm, trouser by shirt Brutas, slips on by Rivieras.
Slip on some smart trousers with a knitted jumper for a smart casual look. Finish off with a collared coat and a patterned scarf.
Jacket by Penguin, trouser by River Island, roll neck by Alan Paine gloves Stylist own, scarf by Levis, shoes by Geox
Soaked in luxury is a fabulous women’s wear brand made for the working woman who still love the luxury lifestyle. The collection always reflects simple but sophisticated pieces with the quality of designer pieces.
The collection which was launched six years ago is now an international designer breaching out for the glamorous working women of the world! Soaked said that the brand mission is ‘to be the bridge between the Highstreet and the fashion houses’ and it has defiantly made its stamp in the fashion industry. The brand is always responding to upcoming trend, creating ten collections in a year, and the next collection defiantly lives up to its name.
The Autumn/Winter12 collection was inspired by the working women of the big apple, New York City. With the line cover in metallics, shades of mulberry and green, the collection is right on trend! The collection is perfect to go from fabulous working day look to easy evening glamour.