Newcastle streetwear brand celebrates 10 years of trading

Redstar Clothing marks a decade ‘in the game’ with dedicated collection

Operating from their South Shields HQ, streetwear brand, Redstar Clothing are celebrating 10-year milestone with a dedicated collection, paying homage to their first ever designs.

Over the last decade, Redstar have defined themselves as the home for street wear fashion in the North East. Taking inspiration from their struggle to find clothing that they had always envisioned on the high street, two friends from Jarrow, Nikki Corner and Christopher Redhead established Redstar in 2011.

 

Nikki Corner, 37, said: “We were into streetwear but couldn’t find it anywhere in Newcastle. We would have to travel to Leeds and even further afield to get it. You could get stuff online, but digital trading wasn’t quite as big then. So, there was quite a bit of a gap in the market.”

Sadly, in 2014 Christopher Redhead, one of the founders, passed away. However, his passion and stamp on the brand have always influenced Redstar’s collections.

The pair’s love of oversized and urban designs formed the basis of the Redstar that we see today. Welcoming their newest designer to the team, Micky Weir, allowed for a fresh take on the label. Working alongside in-house designer and shareholder Adam Ball, they quickly worked to release their SS21 and decade defining collection. Which pays homage to their 10 years ‘in the game’.

Throwing back to their first ever drop, the dedicated collection sees the revival of three of the brand’s original designs. Featuring their iconic skull and cross bone logo, it will be available through Redstar’s website on April 29

 

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Being an independent and self-funded company, Redstar continues to grow and continues to reach new heights and opportunities. Nikki said: “I’ve seen loads of other businesses come and go, a lot of them have had big money backing and people who are big faces in the area, so they had a lot more support and people behind them. We’re still going strong and running a profit. The brakes are getting closer and closer so the fact that I haven’t got there yet makes me hungry.”

Their latest collaboration with BMX professional Kieran Reilley allowed Adam Ball to move away from the expected and add bursts of colour, standing out from previous collections.

Aaron Donnelly, shareholder and managing director of Redstar, spoke of his elation of joining the team in 2019. He said: “I’d been wearing Redstar for years before I modelled for the brand for a few ranges and became pretty much best friends with Nikki. I always spoke about wanting to be part of RSC. When the opportunity arose to buy into the business, I jumped at it and the rest is history.

“We continue to grow massively as a business, we’re on the climb and the break is close! I am very proud to be a Director and Owner of the business. You won’t find a better buzz then seeing so many people wearing our brand.”

The 10-year collection will be available through Redstar Clothing’s website from April 29.

Are you planning to pick up some pieces from the newest collection? Let us know and tag us in your pictures on twitter @Fashion_North and through Instagram @fashion_north

 

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