Today we’d like to introduce you to Mugzy McFly.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m actually an accountant by profession, but it wasn’t for me. One job & done. I’ve always been into fashion before I knew it could be my calling. I created pieces for myself just to match my kicks growing up & eventually found my way to starting a brand. I maxed out a credit card for my first collection & haven’t let up since. I built my brand by staying close to the people, groundwork & being true to my culture. Eventually, I flooded the streets & expanded across the US.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It was actually really rough for me. The start might of been the hardest. In 2013, a lot of brands were emerging, some $20 t-shirt brands & a bunch of leather cut & sew. I debut with sublimation, all-over shirts. It wasn’t as popular and the price point landed in the middle. My market was limited and sales were very slow.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Signed By McFly, it’s a raw mixture of my dreams & experiences. Never too formal, but an honest reflection of where & who I am.
I brand advise, event plan, graphic design & of course fashion design for my brand as well as others.
I’m extremely proud that I didn’t skip any steps, I didn’t start with a big paid celeb endorsement or some huge loan. I went through all my growing pains.
My ambition, if I want it… nothing can stop my pursuit of goals. I believe I am the culture & not a middle man.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was popular but extremely antisocial. People liked me, but sorta didn’t like people or attention. I was colorful & creative. I was interested in sneakers & basketball from the start.
- Website: SignedByMcfly.com
- Instagram: @mugzymcfly @signedbymcfly