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Meet An-Tony Young and Autumn Indigo Simon of Best Clothing Company Brand in Gardena

Today we’d like to introduce you to An-Tony Young and Autumn Indigo Simon.

Seven years ago, An-Tony Young Sr. was laid off from his job at the Los Angeles Times. Struggling to get back to the top, Young Sr. had interest in his 14-year old son’s dancing and athletic career. At that time, An-Tony (TJ) Young was one of the top dancers within the Los Angeles dance craze called jerking. Like many other young males from the Los Angeles area, he also was interested in youth football programs.

In order to make a name in the jerking industry, both men were looking for clothing brands to sponsor them. After searching the internet, they both noticed the lack of local urban brands that understands how to appeal to the youth. Brands that bring a story and light to the average person with interest in hip hop and sports culture. They were then inspired to create their own collection called, Jerkaholics.

Father and son collaborated for years trying to bring their brand to the next level, while also balancing a career, a college education and athletics. Jerkaholics to this is still making waves and continuing the era.

Now, a University of La Verne graduate, TJ wants to beat the odds and become an African American businessman. He also wants to prove that his combination of interest will further his motivation to achieve his dream. With this, he wants to inspire young African American dreamers to follow their dreams and to become the best that they can be. Doing so he created his own brand called Best Brand Clothing Company.

Anchored by a sports background and inspired by groundbreaking athletes BCCbrand aims to blend sports, hip hop culture, and urban street wear into a perfect harmony.

As his brand continues to grow, he also finds ways to bring his brand back to the southern Los Angeles community, by participating in youth athletic events and local designer forums.

Our brand has been around for over six years, and has managed to become a force in Los Angeles urban street wear. Now with a new team, collection and focus; we are creating a new project and platform for the clothing brand.

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?
TJ’s main struggle was balancing a clothing brand, while continuing his education and athletic career. Attending the University of La Verne, Young was a starting player on the football team, a business major and student worker. By adding fellow La Verne students onto the team of the brand he managed to grow his brand on campus. Working with student photographers, videographers, communication specialists and fellow student athletes, TJ’s brand became something bigger.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Best Clothing Company Brand – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
TJ: I am the voice behind the brand. Creating a brand that in every essence is me is something I am proud of. Taking risks, trying new ideas and not being afraid to grow, I feel is what sets me apart from others. Also, my need to continue building a brand that is ran by the youth of Los Angeles, is something that I want to continue in specializing in.

Autumn: Fashion has always been a part of me for as long as I can remember, TJ inspired me to be a part of something that I have always been interested in. He inspired me to take the next step in fashion. With my background in journalism, public relation and social media, I help with the marketing and communication strategies of the brand. I also help collaborate with other Los Angeles brands through my blog, theindigostop.com.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our plans for the future includes to continue growing, anyway possible. We want to add more members onto the team. It’s a little difficult running the brand by myself. Autumn helps with all of the communications and digital things. But, we still want to add a social media specialist, graphic designer, videographer and other youth artists on board.

We also want to start collaborating and participating with Los Angeles youth athletic programs. Football, basketball and baseball, were things that kept me from not getting involved with gang violence. Sports became a great distraction from the violence of Los Angeles. For years, its driven young men like me to become the best versions of themselves. To actually work for something that’s bigger than being that average guy on the corner somewhere. My goal is to give back to the athletics program.

A change that I’m adding to the brand is creating new collections that covers all aspects of the brand. We’ve already been focusing on sports and music, but I also want to do a collection dedicated to Los Angeles. This includes Los Angeles inspired pieces and artists, collaborating to recognize the city that continues building dreamers.

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Ezra Broadus
Nadira Fatah
Autumn Simon

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