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INSIDE FASHION WEEK: YBF Designer Reco Chapple DISHES On Kelly Rowland, His Spring 2012 Collection, And "Edgy" Style


 

As part of our in-depth coverage of NYC's fashion week, TheYBF.com recently chatted with Reco Chapple, an upcoming designer you should keep your eyes on.  His style is fashion forward and "edgy"  and he counts Kandi Burress and Kelly Rowland as supporters.  

Come inside and meet Reco Chapple.  

 

Reco Chapple first rose to national prominence as a season one finalist on Bravo's The Fashion Show.  And with Kelly Rowland as one of his supporters, he continued on after the show to make several appearances at fashion week in New York.

Asked about The House Of Chapple was the lifestyle it evokes, he said his consumer is a sexy and confident individual who knows he or she wants out of life. Focusing on confident lines that accentuate the human frame, he adds that his garments are for people who are confident in the sexuality.

- On his 2012 Spring Collection

"I make timeless, classic pieces that will last."  And with old Hollywood glamour and Bob Mackie among his influences, he says this collection represents the inspiration he received from his recent travels.  The line in a mixtures of different cultures and experiences.

- On his experience at Fashion Week

Reco made his first showing in NY a few seasons ago with a $10,000 investment.  Since then, he has shown consistently and remarked that NY has been very supportive of his talent.  He added that is was always his dream to show in NY and that over the years both his business and production strengths has grown as a result of the great reception he's received.    

And although his schedule prevented him from attending other shows, he lists Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta as his favorite designers.

- On what celebrities he would like to dress

He lists Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker as two women he would love to see in his collection.  He says he would take their "classic" look and give it a little edge.

- On his notable clientele

He says Kelly Rowland and Niecy Nash have been great supporters of his work, and that Kandi Burress (who did a recent photoshoot in his designs) is not only a client, but also a close friend.

- On making any outfit fabulous

His advice for turning any outfit into a "statement" is by "making it personable."  He says adding bangles, bracelets and unique accessories are the key to keeping your look fresh.

Reco showed his Spring 2012 line last week to rave reviews.  Just another fresh face in the design world to look out for.

See designs from his latest collection in the gallery....

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I'm happy for him – I don’t

I'm happy for him – I don’t want to sound like a hater. But, his designs are typical black-designers look. Not to make that sound bad - but we need to step up our game in the fashion world. Those a pageant& prom dresses. the looks don't look complete at all, hair make-up etc.... I can't picture any female i know wearing those cloths. Advice for Reco - look in the fashion magazines, look on the streets and get inspired by what the modern women are wear - i can assure u it's not what you’re making. You are way tooooo talented bec I wanted you to win the fashion show as well. Study design and recreate some of the ideas. Black designers need to learn from Tracy Reeves - she's successful for a REASON, her cloths are fashion-forward, wearable, chic and the everyday women black or white can wear her cloth - she can stand proud next to her fellow iconic designer like DVF, Beasty J, Victor & Roth, Marc J. etc....
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happy for his success, BUT

happy for his success, BUT these fabrics he's used look so cheap, and the the dresses on kandi look so tacky--maybe he needs a different model, but i wouldn't buy those clothes.
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Oh I remember him!!! Glad 2

Oh I remember him!!! Glad 2 see he is doing well in something he is so passionate about! Am I the only one who think that he should have won the fashion show.
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I remember him from the Fashion Show. He was really good
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