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Strood Academy pupil Calvin Basrai shines in fashion world as he launches clothing label Blvck Palace with friend Sukhy Ghuman

05 May 2014
by Nicola Jordan

Strood Academy pupil Calvin is preparing to launch his own clothing label at his first fashion show next month.

And his business partner is his best friend Sukhy Ghuman, who is also just 15.

Friends Calvin Basrai, left, and Sukhy Ghuman, both 15, have launched their own clothing label

Friends Calvin Basrai, left, and Sukhy Ghuman, both 15, have launched their own clothing label

The teenage entrepreneurs, who have known each other since they were children, believe it is never too early to start up their own business.

They will be staging their runway show at Wainscott Memorial Hall, Holly Road, complete with live DJs and rappers to give it what they call a "street cred" feel.

Calvin, of Cliffe Road, Strood, said: "I've been into arts and crafts from a young age.

"When my mum gave some money for doing some chores I went into Chatham and bought material.

"My mum has always seen my passion for designing things and when I made a T-shirt she persuaded me to send it off and get it printed."

He and Sukhy, of Northcote Road, Strood, launched their brand Blvck Palace earlier this year and have already taken more than 50 orders from all over the world.

Calvin Basrai and Sukhy Ghuman modelling clothes from their own label, Blvck Palace

Calvin Basrai and Sukhy Ghuman modelling clothes from their own label, Blvck Palace

They describe their garments as "urban street wear with a mix of unique style it has a youthful and gritty vibe to each piece, promoting a very street but sophisticated look to your outfit".

Calvin added: "We are aiming to provide a collection for all sorts of fashion enthusiasts."

Their inaugural show is on Saturday, June 21 and will feature 80s/90s hip-hop fashion modelled by friends of Calvin's sister, Sonia

It starts at 4pm and tickets are £3.50 and £5 on the door.

For more information about Calvin, go to www.blvckpalace.weebly.com.

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