What are some new things we can look forward to from a full line of Kevin Shahroozi attire?
Lots of new things! We will be adding some garments that lean more toward our sharp and dapper style, with still a little edge. This means there will be some blazers & suit jackets with zipper details, and fabric blocking on them. A couple of new garments will have popular, trendy fits and shapes to them. This includes a long garment, compared to its original state, and a short boxy jacket.
In what ways do you hope your new line will positively contribute to or influence the fashion industry?
We want to bring newness and excitement in our garments. Taking a classic sport coat and putting a modern edge to it. Bringing in a couple new shapes such as a short and boxy jacket, compared to the ordinary slim fit jacket we have been seeing for many years. Another essence is keeping our sleeves tapered at the end from elbow to wrist and putting a zipper there. Also, we like to continue some of our garments with androgynous style. Some of our outerwear will be unisex for men and women to wear a same jacket. We want to bring new, exciting pieces for the modern young professional in the city. It can help take them from day to night. With these transitional pieces, they can go from their workplace, to the restaurant, to the cafes, to rooftops, and to the club while always looking professional and sharp -- with a little edge.
Another way we are looking to contribute to the fashion industry is to bring in more jobs! Some stores and high end magazines have been eyeing us, but are waiting to see our new collections and growth first. Whether its employees for marketing, sales, production, we look to eventually have our own stores which, will need stylists, salespeople and managers. I hope to inspire other aspiring fashionistos, fashionistas, and entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking to be a well known photographer, next runway model, designer, or starting your own business, I would like my journey and story to inspire you. I already have had a few old friends and acquaintances contact me in the recent years, telling me how they became motivated and had faith in pursuing their dreams because of what they saw in my adventure. This felt amazing.
How has your style evolved since you designed your first collection?
First, the style is gearing more towards clean & dressy compared to our first collection, which were mostly street style. We have a vision of today's style being sharp, yet with a touch of casual and flair. Too many magazines and brands are going very casual. We like to keep people with a professional look, but not stuffy or too classic. "Business with an edge" is another way people look at it. You can say it’s a Giorgio Armani mixed with Alexander Wang. We added some new colors such as tan and aubergine. Also, adding other high quality fabrics such as silk, satin, cashmere, and rain resistant wool! Last, but definitely not least, we will have some women's outerwear in the new collection as well!