Fashion Series: “A Dream that Became A Reality.”

“When I started they told me you don’t know sh#t about fashion, I told them fashion don’t know sh#t about me”

― Frantzyface

In July, I attended a pop-shop at Askan a clothing boutique in Lower Manhattan. Designer, Frantz Farnolle dream started sometime in 2011, while working at a Starbucks, in the fashion district. Frantz never had an interest in fashion. Ironically enough, some of his classmates actually made fun of the clothing he would wear to school. During that time, Frantz thought about become a designer and his creativity begin. In 2012, Frantz launched “Frantzyface” and created his first design. Although, Frantz never attended fashion school, he managed to capture the needs of his audience which includes a wide range of loyal repeat customers both locally and internationally.

Frantz started the line in Brooklyn in 2012 and has been inspired by the other creatives in his life. Frantz considers himself more of an artist then a designer. He wanted to construct a clothing line where items were limited to make it more exclusive.
His store sells everything from t-shirts, jumpers, dresses, jeans, hats, glasses, to jewelry. The pop-up shop was organized by clothing brand, Frantzy Face. Here are some behind the scene photos (See Below):
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He created a number of collections thus far and believes showing your true FACE is not conforming to the norm, each consumer is a legend in their own right. Many celebrities have been spotted wearing the “FrantzyFace” brand such as Method Man, Comedian: Chante Wayans, Stylist to Beyoncé: Ty Hunter, and HOT 97 NYC Radio Personality co-host, Laura Stylez.

The unisex line is spreading a positive message, one that Frantz lives by “Face Ur Self”.  The words are to encourage self-esteem and continuous self-improvement. Another thing that makes the slogan cool is that it’s printed backwards on his clothing so you can read it in the mirror.

The collection continues to expand and now includes t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sportswear, button down shirts, children’s wear, outerwear, accessories, headwear and even footwear. He designs custom pieces for all sizes. If you want to shop and support Frantzy Face visit: http://www.frantzyface.bigcartel.com/ or stop by SABIT NYC “The Shopp” on 43 Clinton St in New York.

Thank you for tuning in for another Fashion Series about inspiring Fashion Designers making a name for themselves. Tune in again for more Fashion Tips and Style news on The Social Nubian “TSN”, Fashion Series.

Author: Victoria Coker is a NYC native who loves to art, singing. To find out more about Victoria follow her Entertainment and Lifestyle blog at ColoredContent.

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10 Comments
  • Feature.P
    September 13, 2016

    @frantzyface is a true artist. Never afraid of taking fashion risks to give the consumer what they want, and also introducing customers to a art is life style of fashion. Let’s #face it, he created a dope clothing line. Peace ~ Feature. P

  • Pre
    September 13, 2016

    Very inspirational blog to have self-confidence and chase your dreams! Great Post!

  • Lisa McKay
    September 13, 2016

    I love to see talented black artists doing their thing. I’ve seen people wearing this designer’s clothing throughout NYC. Keep up the good work.

  • James Laboon
    September 13, 2016

    If Beyonce’s stylist is wearing this designer’s clothing, you know it’s lit.

  • Travel Pockets (Crystal)
    September 13, 2016

    That’s so awesome when people just have natural skills. Love his funky designs!

  • Kimberly C.
    September 14, 2016

    That is so funny that they made fun of the clothes he wore. I guess he’s the last one laughing. Good for him. Good to see positive posts like this. Very inspiring for us dreamers. Thank you for posting.

  • Jessica
    September 15, 2016

    Nothing more wonderful than to wear clothes that are made by people full of passion.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    September 15, 2016

    I love the range of hats, even if he considered himself more of an artist than a designer I still think that behind every great designer is a great artist.

  • Rose Sahetapy
    September 16, 2016

    I love the fact that even he never attended fashion school, but he can create great fashion items. He’s talented and inspiring!

  • Ana
    September 16, 2016

    Very inspiring story of Frantz Farnolle to follow his dreams without bothering about the world and his collection looks quite amazing!

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