Soapbox Art wants to introduce you to a new interviewing/photo series called Young, Fresh and Fabulous! YFF is a segment that I created to shed light on amazing talent that you should know. I recently interviewed CEO of Chemical X Kiki Dunn, also known as Kiki the Dunn. Kiki is a Houston based fashion t-shirt designer that has a unique and dope style. Chemical X is definitely not a brand you want to sleep on. Check out my interview below with Kiki. All photo work was shot by me, Angie Skyes, for the Chemical X t-shirt line (above photos).
*ANGIE SKYES FOR SOAPBOX ART INTERVIEWS CHEMICAL X*
Angie Skyes: Where did the name Chemical X originate from?
Kiki Dunn: I got the idea from The Power Puff Girls. Chemical X was what gave the girls super powers therefore allowing them to become extraordinary. With my brand, Chemical X is what makes you different and gives you something extra.
AS: Give us a little insight on the Chemical X brand and style. What and Who are some of your influences?
KD: I would say Im my biggest influence. I design based on what I want to wear. I am also influenced by the sneakerhead community and also by brands like The Hundreds, 10deep & Hellz Bellz.
AS: What made you decide to create t-shirts instead of other potential products?
KD: I love t-shirts so naturally I decided to push those first.
AS: Do you see see yourself expanding your brand outside of shirts? If so, then what products would you add to the line?
KD: I want to def add caps to the line. Also I’ll be releasing a kids line very soon so look out for that!
AS: I really love the “No Good Lion Cheetah” shirt (which can be found/purchased on the chemical x website)! What inspired this particular design?
KD: I loooveee cheetah/leopard print. I have since before it became so popular. So I knew I had to make something with that print. I was thinking cheetah sounds like cheater and then added the rest and voila!
AS: What sets your shirts apart from other t-shirt designers?
KD: Because the theme is about being different, and your own person, the shirts are totally different from each other. This way different people can rock them & still be true to themselves and their own style.
AS: What are your ultimate goals for Chemical X?
KD: I would love for Chemical X to expand outward from just a clothing line. Perhaps a Chemical X community center, scholarship, etc. Some kind of movement beneficial to the community. I love to give back.
AS: Do you have any upcoming events for Chemical X that you would like everyone to have a heads up about?
KD: March 6th, club 2610 E.V.O.L.V.E. youth program and Purple Hollywood clothing present the “I Am” event. Chemical X will be in the building! Along with many other great designers and artists.
AS: Tell potential buyers where they can purchase Chemical X products.
AS: Lastly, if you could describe Chemical X in one word, what would it be??
Be on the lookout for more SBA: Young, Fresh & Fabulous interviews coming up real soon! All photo work is done by me (Angie Skyes) for my Soapbox Art Brand. If you would like an artist interview to shed light on your brand, then shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Don’t forget to visit: www.chemicalx.bigcartel.com to view and purchase dope shirts!