Q & A with Fashion Designer and CEO of LiuSal “Antonio Stephens”
Q: Welcome to The Garnette Report it’s a pleasure to have you on here. First i would like to ask where are you from?
LiuSal: I’m from the Bronx.
Q: What inspired you to start Liu Sal?
LiuSal: I was inspired by Ralph Lauren who is also from the Bronx and went to school 2 blocks away from where i grew up. It was an inspiration to see him create something global like Polo.
Q: What do you consider the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a fashion designer and how were you able to overcome it?
LiuSal: The hardest part was building connections the right way and putting pieces to the puzzle so everything can work smoothly.
Q: At what point did you know Liu Sal was going to be the next big thing?
LiuSal: I started my first clothing line in 2009 and i realized that i was ahead of the game. I knew from the start that i was going to make an impact.
Q: Is there one celebrity you would like to see wearing your clothes?
LiuSal: Someone i would love to represent my brand is 21 savage or OG Maco.
Q: Do you see Liu Sal being in Fashion Week?
LiuSal: Yes definitely, that is something that i am striving for.
Q: Do you see yourself doing more than Liu Sal?
LiuSal: Definitely, I wanna use my clothing line into a company something i can use as a stepping stone to inspire others to not only be fashion designers, but also to achieve their dreams.
Q: Do you feel the fashion industry has become saturated and do you feel Liu Sal is going to break that barrier in the industry?
LiuSal: Deftinitely, everyone says the fashion industry is saturated and the one thing that is hard for people to do is be themselves. No one is trying to be original.
Q: Are there any celebrities that you are currently working with?
LiuSal: Ex football player Dale Moss, pop star Jay James, and a few more that are coming along the way.
Q: Would you ever go to schools to speak to students and give them advice about being a fashion designer?
LiuSal: I would definitely go to schools to tell them to follow their dreams, stick to their goals, and to let them know it’s not going to be easy.
Q: Where do you see Liu Sal in 2017?
LiuSal: I see Liu Sal being on everyone’s backs and moving internationally.
It was a pleasure having you on The Garnette Report. We love your clothing and looking for to seeing more from Liu Sal.
Check out www.liusalnyc.com to see more of Antonio’s work.