Robert Henry is making a name for himself with his clothing brand, Anisupe Clothing. The up and coming fashion designer debuted his clothing line in its first fashion on Saturday, August 18th.
The fashion was R.O.A.D.S presents Positive Energy, Positive Vibes Fashion Show, put together by its founder Kishawna Faulkner. It was also the place for other up and coming designers to display their clothing lines.
After the show, Henry shared his thoughts on his line, his progress as a fashion designer, what he expects in the near future and more.
UE: How did you feel about you debuting your line in your first fashion show?
RH: I believe that show was a success. There are some things that I wish I could’ve done differently but overall the show was successful.
UE: When did you start Anisupe Clothing ?
RH: I started the brand in 2016.
UE: What does Anisupe mean?
RH: Anisupe means Anime Supply. Anime is basically a culture, it’s a way of life.
UE: What was the driving force behind you going into the fashion world and starting your own line?
RH: I always wanted to start a fashion line since I was in highschool, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. When I went to college, I started working at Uniqlo and I became inspired by the Japanese fashion and culture. That’s how Anisupe Clothing came together.
UE: How did you come in contact to be a part of the R.O.A.D.S fashion show?
RH: Networking. I’m big on networking and going to networking events and it was at one of those events where I met the founder of R.O.A.D.S (Kishawna Faulkner) and we exchange contact information from there. I was also apart of a pop-up shop that they had back in April, which was also a success.
UE: What’s next for your clothing line?
RH: I see my clothing line going worldwide because that is the vision I had from the very beginning. For now, I am in the process of having my clothes sold in stores soon. I spoke to store owners and they want to work with me so I have that in the works.
Robert Henry and Anisupe Clothing is just getting started in this fashion world. Be on the lookout for his clothes being sold in stores very soon. For now, you can connect with him on Instagram @anisupeclothingoffical, and on Facebook @anisupeclothing.