Describe the style of your fashion brand.
Torch London’s aesthetic is based solely on Luxury, every piece is designed to make you feel stylish yet comfortable. We are largely popular among athletic men who desire The perfect combination of proper fit and The hottest looks for their unique proportions.
How long have you been in the fashion industry?
I have been in the fashion industry since 2012 and in 2013 I started my brand Viva La Coco with the help of the good people at FUBU. Viva La Coco has thrived throughout the years and has made way for the Torch London brand to be born and stand the test of time among high-end brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga and Fendi.
Who have you worked with and who would you like to work with next?
I have worked with Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Faith Evans, Raekwon (Wu Tang), Pop Smoke , Maino ,Waka Flocka, Jadakiss, Safaree, Julito McCullum, Jo Jo Simmons, Rosci Diaz, Hitboi, Mack Wilds, Caesar (black ink) and a few others . I would like to work with Nicki Minaj because we’re both from Queens and I’m a huge fan of hers . I’d also like to work with Beyoncé ,Rihanna, Kehlani, Ciara ,La La Anthony, and Fabolous. As well as the entire NBA ,NFL and MBL since our jeans is largely geared towards individuals 6’5 and up.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
In the next five years I see myself on the big screen taking over black Hollywood as one of the most sought after actresses as well as having an international brand Torch London. I see Torch London very first fashion show in London!! I see this brand going very far, expanding and opening its first store location and designer gym for The next generation of designers to work and design freely in the comfort of their own mini office spaces.
When you are not designing what are some things that you enjoy doing?
When I’m not designing I am on set acting, I love to act that is some thing that I will do well into my senior years . I’ve been an actress for six years and I travel from state to state collaborating with different comedians and talents which has garnished over 2.5 million views on YouTube per video. My film work can be viewed on my IMDb page “Racquel Coco mills “
What are your hobbies?
My hobby is basketball .I love basketball, been playing since I was a kid and it keeps me active and in shape so I’ll definitely be playing basketball for a long time.
What advice do you have for youth that want to pursue a career in fashion?
The best advice I can give to youth is to not overthink. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve wasted over thinking, if you have an idea just do it everything doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be started.
Is there a motto or quote that you live by?
The motto I live by is “do right by people in the beginning and you don’t have to apologize in the end.”
How can people reach you?
By e-mail Torchlondon@gmail.com Instagram @iamcoco_ofvlc @Torchlondonco
Is there any of your clothing available for purchase?
What is your vision for your brand?
My vision for my brand is the stand the test of time and be able to stand with brands that have been around for ages, expanding from CLOTHING to bedding, to accessories.
What sets you aside from other brands?
What sets me aside from other brands is that I understand the idea of longevity. A lot of urban brands rise to the top very fast and fizzle out within a few years ,where-in I have been slowly climbing to the top since 2013 and you know what they say slow and steady wins the race!