We had the good fortune of connecting with Scorpio Uzuh and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Scorpio, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
To be honest, the Fashion industry (commercially) has done a terrible job when it comes to inclusive representation regarding race, gender, their portfolios, their sizing and overall aesthetic.
Like how do you expect me to buy from you, when I don’t see “me” within your brand? And the equally sad and frustrating part about it is that it’s being glorified even more so on runways and on billboards and in stores.
So naturally, I decided to stop trying to force myself to confirm what they were selling and become a producer of my own pieces. That’s when, I’m 2019, Sins Of Many was conceptualized. I made it my purpose to to make clothes my way: custom, handmade, and available for all.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have a brand called Sins Of Many. I started the brand in 2019 when I decided to start making my own clothes and here we are 3years later and every year has been better than the last.
From an aesthetic perspective, my brand is ultimately a reflection of my own fashion trajectory and what I would want when shopping for new pieces to add to the wardrobe: a cool mix of urban, modern streetwear with a tailored feel to it.
If I had to say the three things that set me apart from others I would say:
1. Exclusivity. Everything is custom and handmade. Truly a one-of-one piece. Not another soul can say they have what you have. Now that’s designer!
2. Inclusivity. I make clothes for anyone and everyone i.e. men/women/children, young and old, skinny or plus size, tall or short, etc.
3. Comfortability. I want you to be comfortable in the clothes I make for you. I use plush stretch fabrics in most of my custom makes because in life, you’re going to need some flexibility on the day to day grind. I want my clients to know that these are every day pieces, not just one-offs.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Sunday Funday – Brunch at Lucille’s restaurant. Kick back with some mimosas while listening to live jazz via the Vanguard Collective while on the patio. Afterwards, hit up Clutch for some continued fun!
Monday – Chill days. Enjoy late night movie watching at Rooftop Cinema Club in Uptown with the Houston skyline in the background. Feeling like dressing up a bit, end the night with reverse happy hour at Loch Bar. Or for a more relaxed atmosphere happy hour at RA Sushi!
Tuesday – Stroll through the museum district to visit the various curated collections. Stop by Memorial Herman park for a mid-day picnic. Take advantage of Taco Tuesday at Solecita with frozen margaritas, churros cart and tacos.
Wednesday – Basque in the Sun! Head over to the Marriott Marquis and relax poolside by the bonfire with a signature cocktail or grab a floaty and enjoy taking trips around their Texas-sized pool. Afterwards head over to Eado (East Downtown) to take in the collage of art walls. Hungry for live music? Try the massive Rustic restaurant, Good eats, good drink selection and live music. Or Grotto downtown for some modern Italian.
Thursday – Closer to the weekend! Take a trip out to the Cypress Outlet Malls to get a new outfit in preparation for the weekend! On the way back stop by Whisky Cake to try any of their surplus supply of aged whiskeys…and eat of course! Hit up Uptown Hookah Lounge off Richmond to kick the night off: good drink specials and small bites, and some of the best hookah in the city! End the night with some dancing at The Standard, Azuza or Bottled Blonde, all within the same block off Washington.
Friday – Date Night! Steak 48. Maestro’s. RARE. Perry’s. Gatsby’s. These steakhouses do not disappoint! Reservations in advance is a must! And if you’re going to do a date night, do it right and visit Post Oak Hotel Bar:
Saturday – Let it all go! Go for a morning run through Memorial Park. Recover from the previous night at the Hotel ZaZa spa saloon (and if you can get to the pool, go for it!) up for some food? You must try the best Korean BBQ in the city located downtown called Gen. If the wait is too long check out Jinya Ramen Bar right next door. Another must! Afterwards, stay nearby and walk over to Beer Market for a wide selection of brewskis (I suggest Gulden Draak)! Or Holman Draft Hall just a bit further down the street!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To the sewing community as a whole…we’re like a huge family that keeps growing and growing. The love and support has been, and continues to be endless and reciprocated.
To Mimi & Norris Ford: My mentors without ever knowing they were my mentors. Sew It Academy was the reason I ever felt comfortable behind a sewing table and the continued advice and push from y’all has been second to none.
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