Rumors is now home to many indie designers from around Virginia. The newest additions include hand sewn color block tees by Animal Glitches, and screen printed graphic tshirts by Flux Rad. Both lines are currently only sold online & at Rumors.
ANIMAL GLITCHESAnimal Glitches is Tiffany & Elliott.
Animals, televisions, fresh fruit, whats the difference? Somethings are better left unanswered, or better yet unknown. Her coming from New Jersey, him coming from Baltimore, both now in the 804. Working with colors and shapes plus some fabric and zippers. Recycled and new materials. For men and women. Its REAL.
FLUX RAD according to Kenneth, the designer himself, here is the story behind Flux Rad:
FluX rAd started in a tiny bedroom in Washington DC. I hadn’t been finding a lot of clothing I liked in stores, so why not try and make my own? With zero knowledge of how to run a line, I started moving forward. I knew i was moving back to Richmond in early 2007, so I took my security deposit from my D.C. house and used that to finance the first line.
The name was taken from a Pavement song that I don’t really even like that much. If I trusted myself to think about picking a name none of these clothes would even exist right now. I accidently scribbled the logo out while trying to design a shirt. I decided that any text on shirts was not my thing so I cut that out.
I created 5 designs only to realize I could only afford 3 of them. In February of 2007 I sent over the files to the printer. At the end of the month I had a couple of boxes loaded with screened American Apparel shirts.
I am really influenced by the modern designs from the 60s and I think it is pretty visible. But, that could change at any moment. Who knows where my head will be the next time I design a line. I absorb my surroundings and carry around a pen, paper, and camera at all times to make sure I can capture anything interesting.