Anita Rivers Presents ‘The Royal Runway 2’ At This Fall’s New York Fashion Week [Video]
During this fall’s New York Fashion Week, ThatsEnuff.com had the pleasure of attending Classic Royalty’s runway show ‘The Royal Runway 2’ by celebrity designer, Anita Rivers! Anita has designed pieces for Tahiry from VH1’s ‘Love & Hip Hop’, and B.E.T.’s 106 & Park’s formers hosts Pagion and Miss Mykie.
After what was an amazing runway show, ThatsEnuff.com got the chance to get a brief interview with the talented lady of the night, Ms. Anita Rivers, to get a little more information on her brand ‘Classic Royalty’ and about who she is as well! Check it out below:
WHEN DID YOU START DESIGNING?
“2008, after high school and got into college.”
WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST FOR DESIGN?
“What sparked it? I didn’t have the money to buy clothes, so I started making my own.”
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
“Jeremy Scott! He doesn’t care, he puts on a show, I love his attitude, he’s quiet, he doesn’t let judgment get to him..and that’s it.”
DO YOU TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE THROUGH YOUR CLOTHING?
“Stand out! Don’t be scared to wear a color, don’t be scared to wear anything fitted or loose, If you’re a male stand out in the crowd, don’t wear the typical timbs, and white tees…wear a color, a texture, a print! Stand out and be different.”
WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?
“Hmm…mm..biggest inspiration…I must say everybody, people around me. The models, other designers, photographers, they may give me an idea, and I take it! I get inspired by everybody, I’m not selfish, I’m humble.”
CAN YOU RECALL THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
“I get advice from everybody! Um…People always tell me ‘don’t give up, forget her, do what you wanna do!’ you know.”[giggles] “You know what’s my true inspiration? Them little posts you see on Instagram! Its the little stuff like that, you know. I’m very simple.”
WHAT IS SOME ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO UP AND COMING DESIGNERS?
“Go to school! Because I went to school, I didn’t know a damn thing, and I went to school…and got a fashion design degree and after that I learned everything else on my own. If you want to start, start but not without a fashion education.”
Be sure to check out her stuff! www.classicroyalty.com