by Tommy Alonso
Anime Trash Swag is one of the biggest clothing brands out there that have encompassed the coolness of anime while incorporating a punkish style to it, which I really like. When I came across their Instagram account, it was instantly a follow for us. I wanted to get to know the brand a bit more and with that in mind, an interview was established with the creators of ATS. This is how it went...
Interview with ATS:
1. What is Anime Trash Swag?
ATS / ANIMETRASHSWAG is a SICK & STREET alternative apparel fashion brand, all lovingly & exclusively crafted & designed by two nerds in their apartments: mostflogged & TATTO!!! ATS is anime aesthetic dipped in punk trash, all in one swag package. The brand began with modded snapbacks & has since evolved to include screen printed tees, all-over-print apparel, necklaces, chokers, bottoms, sweaters, custom-mod purses & tons of other punked out goodies!!!
Jenni (mostflogged / @mostflogged) lives in NYC, has a degree in Media & Communications, loves ahegao & enjoys studying the deep mysteries of Eva
Skye (TATTO / @tattobot) lives in SoCal, has a degree in Graphic Design, loves cats & spends most waking hours dreaming of pink haired anime wives.
2. How did you start ATS? What inspired the clothing brand?
Both halves of ATS (TATTO & mostflogged) graduated with degrees around the same time & have a passion for FASHION & anime! We have an overlap in interests that work really well together, & the idea of creating a fashion line that was FRESH but still true to our love of anime just sprung up really naturally!
3. Why did you call your name ATS? How did you come up with the name?
We spent a solid 7-8 months prepping to launch our business, which we did by working hard & pouring our own hard earned cash into it - all the while we still hadn't officially come up with a name, but kept referring to it as "ANIMETRASHSWAG" since we love anime and our aesthetic is punk trash. Eventually it got down to the wire & we needed a logo, we realized we'd been calling it ATS for months - so, like the rest of ATS the name happened very naturally too!
4. What are your favorite animes? Does anime inspire the clothing that you guys create?
Eureka seveN, Gurren Lagann, Gun/Diebuster, & of COURSE Neon Genesis Evangelion! We've got actual 2D anime girls on our clothing so yeah, we'd say we're pretty inspired by anime.
5. Do you have any future plans for designs and the clothing brand?
of course! we have more ideas than we know what to do with but they're top secret!!!
6. Of all your designs and clothes, which one is your favorite?
our SAD GURL ASUKA tee/crop!!!
7. Do you guys have any plans of censoring at future conventions? Damn, AUTOCORRECT! I meant "vendoring", xD
If you mean censoring like censorship or holding back in any way: NAH, we don't hold anything back! if you meant VENDING then hell yeah, we're going to be at Anime Expo & Sacanime later this year, & hopefully hitting up even more out of state conventions in 2017!!
Their responses to the questions showed that they are really a dope duo and it added to the flare behind the clothing brand. ATS is hands down, some of the best Anime SWAG out there!
Down below are a couple of the clothes that you can find on their website..to give ya an example.
Gallery of Clothing:
If you guys love their clothing as much as I do, make sure you follow them on their social media and pick up a bunch of their merch from their online store down below.