(audience applause) – [Steve] What was it that made you decide to finally jump into fashion? – I couldn’t seem to find my place, I guess, in life and in the community, Couldn’t do the sports
thing but I wanted my space, so my older sister sewed
all the time, okay. She did wonderful fashions.
I liked what she did. I wanted to sew. In the eight grade, I took off my journey and started sewing and doing fashion. (audience applause) – Your designs got shown at
New York City Fashion Week. How did it feel when you saw your clothes walking down that runway? – It was the most fantastic, awesome feeling that I experienced
since I’d been sewing. My very first designs were displayed at New York Fashion Week. (audience applause) I kept telling myself,
this is going to happen. – [Steve] Yeah. People have to understand
this, going into 2019. You can never ever give up. – Oh, no. – The road to success is
always under construction. It’s never smooth. (audience applause)
You will always be faced with the I’m not gon’ make it. The dark moments, that I’mma quit now. – That’s right. – It’s never too late. This story is fantastic. He’s here today. Had he quit, he’d never been here. And Freddie, you brought
your collection here today. – Yeah.
– Are you ready? (audience applause) You ready to showcase your clothes? (audience applause)
– Let’s do it. – Now, this is the first
time, for the television debut of fashion designer Freddie
Reynolds’ runway collection called Uniquely Fre-di. – Yes.
(audience applause) – Let’s get it started. (upbeat music)
(audience applause) Yeah Freddie, that’s clean right there. (upbeat music)
(audience applause) Yeah. – Oh my God.
(audience applause) – Look at that Freddie. (audience applause) (audience chants Freddie’s name) Freddie, I gotta tell you man, you’re a very talented guy, your collection just debuted on TV. How does that feel, man? – I thought I felt excited in New York – [Steve] Yeah. – I mean, but this right here has just knocked my enthusiasm to
another level, alright. (audience applause)
– [Steve] Yeah. – So, hey, I’m like in fashion
frenzy heaven right now. – [Steve] Yeah. They key is you can never give up. – [Freddie] Never
(audience applause) – [Steve] Never give up.
– Never. (audience applause) – Hey man, Freddie, congratulations. When you come out with the
next collection let me know, cause we gon’ bring it
right back out here, man. Keep in touch with us. (audience applause) Everybody, Freddie Reynolds, everybody. (audience applause) We’ll be right back.