News: Fabolous Gives "Rich Yung Society" Update, "We've Got People Who See Our Vision Now"
Sunday, Oct 18, 2009 10:00AM
Fabolous recently gave an update on his Rich Yung Society clothing line and detailed why he decided to switch manufacturers to help kick-off a re-vamped look heading into 2010.
According to F-a-b-o, the clothing line will offer up some new styles for this year.
"We switched over our manufacturer and distributor so we will be back for this fall and winter season," he said in an interview. "We have a lot of new stuff. We've got people who see our vision now and are gonna help bring what we're trying to bring; not just what they want to do. They see our vision and really connected with us and they're ready to put it out. So I'm glad that we actually took a second off to get with some better people who could really help the brand instead of hurt it." (I Luv Lola)
While keeping details scarce, Fab previously said business ties were cut with his former manufacturer due to a lack of vision on their behalf.
"We pushing it," Fab told radio personality Angela Yee about his Yung Rich clothing line in August. "We switched manufacturers because we wanted to get with somebody that really understood the vision of what we was trying to push. The first guys, they kinda didn't -- I think they were just in it to make some money. They didn't see the whole vision so we switched and now we push it a little bit further. Before we were trying to just keep it a bit more boutique but I think this one we gonna go into department stores and make some money. [laughs]" ("The Morning Show With Angela Yee")
The brand was reportedly launched around March 2006.
After finding qualified staffing Fabolous announced the name for his line: Rich Yung Society Clothing. The line?s name represents a lifestyle that many people aspire to live. Even beyond that lifestyle the rapper and his street family counterparts live, it also celebrates the more glamorous fashions found in Japanese street wear and urban boutique settings. Highly demanded and already being seen worn by Yung Joc and T.I., Rich Yung Society clothing has finally been released to the public in extremely limited quantities. (SoJones)
His company initially focused on small retailers throughout the New York City area.
Few stores are able to acquire an account with Fab's line and retail Rich Yung, which has many items retailing for over $200. Exclusive urban boutiques and sneaker stores such as 'Rakuten' in Japan and "Vinnie's Styles" in Brooklyn, NY have however acquired accounts and started retailing the Rich Yung Society clothing. Clothing from the line seen so far includes some very creative designs that were applied to hoodies, t-shirts, and a New Era fitted cap. (Rap News)
Check out Fabolous' interview with Angela Yee below: