Aazhia Rhy has had fairly a yr — not like most of us, in a great way. The TLZ L’Femme designer not solely dropped over 10 capsule collections, she’s dressed a handful of celebrities, together with R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle on the BET Awards and Kylie Jenner (along with her daughter Stormi!) for the duvet of Vogue Czechoslovakia. After cementing her place on the forefront of trend’s subsequent era, Rhy is now in full-on growth mode for 2021. “Sometimes you don’t realize everything you do because you’re just going through the motions,” she tells SWF.
Before launching her label, Rhy was a method icon in her personal proper. Known for sporting daring, early aughts-inspired outfits, the designer typically served her personal muse, and has been expressing herself by trend from a younger age. It was Rhy’s sister, Janaé Rice, who first put trend design on her radar after introducing her to the artwork of re-working garments. “My looks were important to me,” Rhy says with amusing. “My dad would see me leave the house in Wranglers and a white T-shirt, but I’d have a Clueless[-inspired] outfit in my backpack: knee-highs, a plaid skirt, and hair stuff to match.” The cult-favorite ’90s movie is a becoming favourite for Rhy, who has developed her personal nostalgic aesthetic along with her garments.
The TLZ L’Femme look may be recognized by experimental silhouettes, body-hugging materials, and horny cutouts paying homage to ’90s It ladies.
Inspired by the whole lot from colours in a cartoon to previous episodes of Soul Train, the TLZ L’Femme look may be recognized by experimental silhouettes, body-hugging materials, and horny cutouts paying homage to ’90s It ladies. At the 2020 BET Awards final summer time, Chloe x Halle’s matching bralette tops in high-shine vinyl virtually screamed “TLZ L’Femme” — and followers of the manufacturers shortly took to Instagram to say as a lot.
Doubling down on Black feminine creativity, stylist Zerina Akers amplified Chloe x Halle’s high-fashion look with jewellery by Black-owned model Jeblanc. “It felt really empowering to know that we can stick together and create these special moments,” Rhy says. “Because it’s always a little nerve-wracking.” Not to say time-sensitive. Rhy reveals that she had simply 24 hours to create Chloe x Halle’s customized appears, a riff on items from TLZ L’Femme’s then-upcoming spring assortment.