screen_shot_Somos

“The pain of hard work is only temporary,” said menswear designer Somos Thompson. While living in the Virginia Beach area it was much more difficult for him to find inspiration. Upon being introduced to DC fashion culture, such as, Solbiato Sport and Aja Imani, Thompson began directing his motivation. He discovered his passion at 15 years old and it has been a long road since his senior year designer internship. Thompson was immediately offered a position upon graduating from Hampton University. This company went on to become the company that funded Blac Label.

Beginning in 2005 Thompson built Blac Label from inception. The brand received much mainstream achievement and acknowledgement from numerous urban publications. Subsequently, under Headgear, Thompson facilitated the launch of multiple brands such as Gunmetal, Simple Mathematics and Cult Society.  In an aggressive, demanding industry it is easy for a designer to compromise his aspirations. Nevertheless, Thompson has always stayed true to his aesthetic and never swayed away from it. His style did not change due to what was “trending” for the moment. Evolving as a designer and relocating to New York City, life around Thompson became inspiring. Living in a huge melting pot, urban life and culture can affect even the most eclectic personalities. “I try to not let it overwhelm me and let too many influences take over,” said Thompson.

His passion has been the driving force behind his exceptionally rapid success rate. Thompson now is the proud Creative Director of Slowbucks. Where other designers find it a challenge to help build a cut and sew brand, Thompson attacks the new business. “Jeff Staple’s quote sums up design up for me, ‘the t-shirt is my magic carpet around the world,’” said Thompson.  “Becoming a designer and constructing clothes on a major level so fast is surreal,” he continued. Thompson anticipates to shortly introduce an art initiative for adolescents 12-18, that teaches children photography/fashion from the graphic design and screen-print aspect. He is steadfast and zealous about perfecting his craft. Thompson wants to continue helping others on his fashion quest. You can expect nothing less than the continuation of his superlative products.

Keep Up with Somos Thompson:

Instagram: @Mosito

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is an incurable music junkie, who lives for dance, art, and urban culture. She has worked alongside some of the most ingenious entertainment moguls. Her ink covered hands grabbed her BA in Journalism and ran to New York City.

28 Responses

  1. Bernard Summer

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well
    written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

    Reply
  2. Erica

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    Reply
  3. Nichol

    I quite liҝe reading throսgɦ an аrticle that will make people think.
    Also, thanks fοr allowing me to comment!

    Reply
  4. Reece

    Excellent post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Kudos!

    Reply
  5. Yolanda Manor

    Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many
    choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations?
    Bless you!

    Reply
    • Bianca

      I personally prefer WordPress; It is a bit more technical but makes all the difference visually. Good Luck!

      Reply
  6. plan cul vaucluse

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely helpful information specifically the last part :
    ) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long time.

    Thank you and best of luck.

    Reply
  7. plan cul

    I must thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this
    site. I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog
    posts by you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me
    to get my very own site now 😉

    Reply
  8. Eugenia

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was totally right.
    This post truly made my day.

    Reply
  9. Harley

    I think this is among the most important information for me.
    And I’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The
    site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D
    Good job, cheers

    Reply
  10. Shephania Fetherson

    Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this post reminds
    me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about
    this. I’ll forward this article to him. Fairly
    certain he’s going to have a great read. Thanks
    for sharing!

    Reply
  11. Venus

    I’m extremely inspired together with your writing abilities and also with
    the structure in your blog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?

    Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing,
    it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

    Reply
  12. Venus

    I’m extremely inspired together with your writing abilities and also with
    the structure in your blog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?

    Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing,
    it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

    Reply
  13. Maxwell

    Hello,
    this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.
    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    Reply
    • Bianca

      Hello,

      I recommend using a preset template… that way you personally do not have to create a format for your site.

      Reply
  14. Bianca

    Hello,

    I recommend using a preset template… that way you personally do not have to create a format for your site.

    Reply
  15. Mr. Hallsman

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme
    in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information.

    Reply
  16. Mr. Hallsman

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme
    in our community. Your site provided us with valuable information.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.