Matthew Williams the founder of popular clothing line #BEEN TRILL# is surprised on how big his brand has become. What started out as DJ’s looking to spin the tracks they wanted to hear while in London has turned into one of the most popular street-wear brands over the past few years. In just a few years it has taken a stage-front in street-wear clothing collaborating with major store’s even collaborating on a limited edition 40oz hat. Its biggest collaboration is now with the high-end luxury department store, Harvey Nichols. Williams recently did an interview with Dazed Digital and talked about how Kanye West gave him his first break.
So what was it like working with Kanye West? Williams had this to say:
“Kanye is number one. He is the person that gave me my first break. I created a suit jacket for him to wear to the Grammies when I was 21 and he asked me what I did, and I told him I was working at this clothing brand. He then asked me how much I got paid, to which I replied “nothing” and he said, ‘OK I’m going to give you double nothing to come work with me.’ The next day I was on a plane with him to Japan. I owe him everything. He’s been an amazing friend and mentor. I recently stopped working with him four weeks ago so I could spend more time with my family, but we’re still amazing friends and talk all the time.” Wow, read the full interview here