The Rich swimwear debuts at Facet Fashion Week
Hollywood, California – Young Bahamian designer Richie McCoy debuted his most recent swimwear collection, ‘Androgynous’ at this year's Facet Fashion Week. The event was held on the rooftop of the luxurious W Hotel on May 16th. Scores of designers, boutique owners, models and industry lovers from across the U.S were in attendance at the annual event. The blazing hot temperatures of Hollywood were nothing compared to ‘The Rich’, a brand that is only months old is already making its mark. ‘The Rich’ by Richie McCoy was birthed in late 2013 when the designer entered and won the FashArt competition in Nassau, Bahamas. As a result of sharing his official brand photos via social media, Richie received an email from the producer of Facet Fashion Week requesting his attendance.
Overwhelmed by the opportunity, Richie gladly accepted and immediately began putting together his new collection. A self-taught individual who simply experimented with his mother’s sewing machine continues to improve his craft day by day. And if things couldn’t get any better, they did, as Richie asked to close out the event. "They told me they wanted to save the best for last and that my collection would be the grand finale."
Since the show, several boutiques have requested the designer swimwear to be sold in their stores.
When asked about showing at the event Richie says it was ‘definitely worth it’ as it is just the beginning for what is to come for the young designer. He has plans to eventually expand beyond active and swimwear, with a goal to become a fashion powerhouse.
‘The Rich’ speaks for itself and will continue to grow in the years to come. I can't wait to see what he has next in store!