"The Adrenaline To
Express yourself through music"
Fast Hart Collection is an urban streetwear brand designed and created by Zantaya Sealey, who is also a graphic designer and a photographer. Music is life; music is art; music is a way of life. Without music where would we be as a generation? Fast Hart Collection is inspired by how music makes people feel and takes as its muses artists such as J.Cole.
The brand taps into the connection we feel to music because music reaches beyond boundaries to go where no other emotional outlet could. Zantaya launched Fast Hart Collection in the spring of 2016, culminating journey that began as a sketch in a book that became a poster for a class project that eventually transformed into something bigger than itself: “The adrenalin to express yourself through music.”
In the process of creating this brand, Zantaya grew as a designer. She learned versatility in design, without focusing on race, ethnicity, or age because music reaches beyond all of that to speak to everyone. As a result, Fast Hart Collection is designed for everyone men, women, and children each with their own custom style just as music is for everyone.To be able to express one’s art, love, and passion through music is the best feeling in the world, and this is where we stand today. Fast Hart is a movement. Fast Hart is Art. Fast Hart is you! What kind of music do you express yourself through?
What inspired you to become a designer?
My son inspired me to become a designer because the fashion for young boys, toddlers to be specific is very repetitive with same colors and designs. I wanted my son along with other children and adults to have versatility. To have something unique and meaningful,
something you have never seen.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is very artsy during the day, basically my fashion is my own whatever I feel like putting on that day. At night I am over the top depending on the event of the night.
What is fashion to you, define fashion?
Fashion is whatever you feel comfortable wearing. You cannot be afraid to step out the box and be yourself and allow your clothing to define your personality. Dress how you feel.
What is a favorite part of being a fashion
My favorite part of being a fashion designer is the support and appreciation for your work
What is Fast Hart stand? What does your brand stand for?
Fast hart is a brand based around musical influences whether its old school music, rock n roll etc. There’s a style for every type of music. Fast Hart stands for “The adrenalin to express yourself through music.”Music is an emotional outlet that can have a profound effect on your life and how you feel throughout certain situations.
What has been one of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge is networking and being able to get noticed. The problem is people are afraid to be different and are afraid to step out the box and start their own trend. People want what everyone else has mainly pertaining to famous people. If they do not see someone else wearing it neither are they. New designers such as myself struggle with being able to have people support our brand and giving it a chance and opportunity to be something great.
What would you say to someone that wanted to become a designer ?
Go after your dreams and never let no one tell you you can’t do something because that same person that’s rooting you to fail will be the same person wearing your shirt or representing your brand
What’s next ?
Whats next for me is to continue to inspire people by helping them gain exposure through hart magazine and continue designing.