It’s not just about the music here at Soundscape – we’re also very into our fashion, so when we got the opportunity to catch up with Lucy of ENGlorious, we jumped at the chance. Find out more about the brand below.
Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi I’m Lucy, I’m a midlands girl living in London and ENGlorious is my clothing company.
How did ENGlorious come about?
I studied fashion design and had a number of jobs since leaving college but I have always wanted to work for myself. In 2012 I decided it was the right time to go for it and I have been building my brand ever since.
What have you got going on at the moment?
I’m working on lots of new designs at the moment. ENGlorious is already available in stores around the country and I am looking to expand on that as well as building my online presence and adding more products to my range.
What is your main vision for ENGlorious?
I believe that being an individual is important and that comes from me bleaching and painting everything myself. When people buy ENGlorious they are getting something that is unique, because the nature of the brand means that no two of my products are the same.
What do you think is the most important thing to you in running ENGlorious?
In terms of my products it’s important that my products all have an individual edge to them because of how they are made. On a personal level the most important thing is that I love being able to be creative every day and it has given me the chance to do what I have always wanted to.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about starting up a clothing line?
Stick to something you care about because you need to have a genuine passion for what you do if you want to make it a success. You need to stick to your guns with your vision too because you will get people trying to tell you what to do and how to run things but ultimately it’s your company and you should do what makes you happy.
What’s the hardest thing about running a clothing line?
It’s a lot of work because at the moment I do everything individually from designing and production to promoting. You need to be doing something you love because otherwise it can be tough to stay motivated.
What is your inspiration for ENGlorious?
The inspiration for my designs comes from a lot of everyday things that I love such as music, art, popular culture and good old London Town.
Do you have any famous fans?
So far my favourite moment has to be when Papa Bear from Storage Hunters said he loved my label! Storage Hunters is my favourite show and I think he’s awesome and a style icon so to say I was happy was an understatement.
Do you think music and fashion go hand in hand?
Definitely. Historically when you look back at movements like punk and grunge they have a very distinctive image as well as sound. In music a good image goes along with the music and you can see that as far back as the 1950’s up to now.