Interviewer: Where are you from?
Troy: I’m from Houston, Texas
Interviewer: What inspires your work?
Troy: Music inspires me. The way music makes someone feel, I want my clothes to make people feel the way music makes them feel.
Interviewer: Who are some of your favorite artist in the music industry right now that you listen to while doing some of your work?
Troy: Right now I like (Theophilus London, Bizzle, Adele and even Taylor Swift) lol a little bit of everything .
Interviewer: How did you come up with the name for your clothing line?
Troy: (Joint Venture) The name came from some musicians such as Diddy, Irv Gotti who had a Joint Venture with other record labels.
Interviewer: How do you come about when designing?
Troy: I make clothes that I would wear (for the men’s pieces) and that I think would look good on a girlfriend (for the women’s pieces.
Interviewer: How do you remember all your ideas?
Troy: I like to write them down in my notebook or when I’m on the go I write it In my phone.
Interviewer: Where would you like to see your brand In five years?
Troy: I would like Christian stores such as C28 and The Rock Church to carry my line in their stores.
Interviewer: What are your fears when it comes to your line?
Troy: My fear is that people wouldn’t understand my ideas.
Interviewer: What advice would you give other student designers looking to start their own line?
Troy: Go for it Asap! there is never the perfect time to start, so go for instead of putting it off.
Interviewer: What are some fun facts about you?
Troy: Well my parents birthday added together equals mine, I’ve never had Dipping Dots, and my favorite designer is Tom Ford.
Interviewer: Thank you for taking time to sit and allowing us to interviewing you.
Troy: No problem, thank you.
Take time to look at some of Troy’s designs at his website www.jointventureclothing.com . I really like his v-neck woman tees , really cute and great material.