Democratic supporters can now make a statement without saying a word by adding the political-themed House of Hillary line to their wardrobes. CEO and creator Curtis Thomas, a Greensboro, NC native and Morehouse College International Studies graduate, is no stranger to public affairs, having worked in Washington for three House Democrats including Rep. Bobby Rush, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., and Rep. Yvette Clarke. Thomas’ love for progressive politics fueled his current enthusiasm for Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton into a nearly full-time business as a politician turned recent ready-to-wear designer.
Born in the summer of 2015, the Fashion House of Hillary has high hopes of rebranding Clinton and other left-leaning candidates to attract a new generation of progressive voters. Thomas reflects back to 2008, where he, along with the rest of America, marveled at history being made electing the nation’s first African-American president. He remembers how big names in the worlds of music, fashion, and entertainment all came together with everyday Americans to create promising camaraderie and “change that matters.” As a former Democratic Congressional staffer, Thomas is ever aware of President Obama’s past eight years of progress in danger of being wiped away. House of Hillary’s goal is to recreate the same synergetic excitement in 2016 for Mrs. Clinton as the nation shared in 2008 for President Obama.
House of Hillary’s mission is to bring awareness of progressive issues and drive high voter turnout for Sec. Clinton and other forward-thinking candidates by introducing clever ‘fashion with a purpose’ tees and tanks that speak the language of the youth. No tee shirts are created equal, as “Clinton Couture” t-shirts speak for themselves. By mixing modern silhouettes with empowering political messaging, their new wave language helps bring the most high profile political figures down to earth in the most humanizing of ways.
House of Hillary T-shirts bear slogans such as “High Heels, High Office,” “I Met the President, He’s a Woman,” and “Polls Before Bros.” Celebrities and supporters donning these stylish statements include BET’s 106 & Park’s Rocsi Diaz; Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks and Real Housewives of Potomac’s Gizelle Bryant; Hollywood Today/ former Jamie Foxx Show star Garcelle Beauvais; Living Single/The Cosby Show’s Erika Alexander; image activist/writer/CNN contributor Michaela Angela Davis, music industry brand consultant Karen Civil; and more.
“I felt Obama’s historic presidency being in its final year, support for progressive issues might wane, and progressive candidates might have a harder time driving the once victorious Obama coalition of women, minorities, and young people to the polls,” says creator, Curtis Thomas. He also adds, “the fashion House of Hillary is not just a t-shirt company, we are the future of political engagement.” ~ Curtis Thomas.
House of Hillary plans to continue with full speed ahead promoting brand awareness well after the presidential elections. The line looks forward to highlighting sitting Supreme Court justices such as Ginsberg and Sotomayor, newly minted high-profile U.S. Senators, “Forever 44” collection tribute to the Obama presidency, and contentious issues that are important to the Democratic base. In the interim and throughout this 2016 presidential race, House of Hillary proudly stands on the forefront of political fashion.
Want more “Clinton couture?” More information on the brand can be found at HouseofHillary.com.