Students at CVHS are starting their own clothing lines. Junior Jimmy Zhou curated JZYU Apparel and senior Hans Poulsen also released a clothing line, 1NE CUT. Both sell their merchandise online and through social media. 1NE CUT and JZYU Apparel are in high demand on campus.
JZYU Apparel has a meaning behind it. When Zhou went on a trip to China with his parents, his eyes were opened by the hardships his parents faced growing up.
“Even though people were happy, they were limited in their opportunities because of the schools in such rural areas. My parents made the decision to immigrate to the U.S. and provide these opportunities to me. I just think it’s beautiful how America is based off of immigrants and people seeking more opportunities,” stated Zhou.
Zhou uses his clothing line’s social media page to allow his followers to share their stories and why they came to the US. The roots of our diversity. JZYU Apparel was founded in the summer of 2017. Zhou made his own logo by himself on Adobe Illustrator and found his own screen printer near him.
If you’re interested in JZYU Apparel, there’s a range of t-shirts, long sleeves, and most recently hoodies. You can buy them on http://jyzuapparel.bigcartel.com/
1NE CUT is a collection of all of Poulsen’s designs from last year and he really wanted to develop his craft before releasing anything. Poulsen’s inspiration for releasing 1NE CUT was his brother’s girlfriend who attended FIDM. She would come home with homework and interesting stories.
1NE CUT is currently only selling on a Google Form link that was sent out to his Twitter and Instagram followers. The form acts as a pre order form. His clothes are mainly reconstructed pieces, from cut off jeans to combining two different sweatshirts into one. He also does embroidery. 1NE CUT is not about creating what’s already out there, all of his designs are original.
“It would be nice for 1NE CUT to grow into a larger brand but we’ll see how it goes, but it would be cool to build into a brand and get it into the big fashion shows. I’d like to have my own fashion show soon. The goal is to bring 1NE CUT into a high fashion brand, possibly attend New York Fashion Week or London Fashion Week, Paris, all of that,” said Poulsen.
Poulsen’s Instagram is @designhansy and his page for 1NE CUT is @1cut. His Twitter page is @hansteezy.