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Student Designers to be Featured in Upcoming Fashion Show

April 5, 2011

Bomba Dulce is a collective of artists at Rowan University specializing in printing a variety of  t-shirts.  Their designs will be featured in the upcoming fashion show “Se La Mode” hosted by the Black Cultural League on Friday, April 8th in Pfleeger Hall at 7:00PM.

Twesh Chowdhury, psychology major and co-founder of Bomba Dulce, told me the story behind this fashion-forward collective.

Q: How would you describe Bomba Dulce?

A: Bomba Dulce is a build-up of artistic expression clashed with determination to push forward our ideas and thoughts to the next level.


Q: How did Bomba Ducle start?

A: This was spontaneous, totally spontaneous. Over the winter break in 2010, I went to the local art store, got some paint and got some brushes, and an x-acto knife. I started making some simple stencils to print out some letters on some socks. I made a couple and it looked pretty legit. It later hit me, I could just make a bigger stencil and throw it on a white tee. James gave me a lot of ideas and suggested we just make our own brand, but I never took that seriously. So I printed out some pictures of celebrities, converted them into stencils and spray painted them, and those came out great. When I got back to school I made a couple more shirts for my self, then I hooked up my RA’s with some shirts. Slowly but surely James and me started getting people from all around campus asking us for a T-shirt, everybody wanted customized designs. Then we were like…let’s make some money off this, why not? I bought a bunch of blank t-shirts, printed some designs and sold out in like a couple of days. Then we just drew our own designs and made them ourselves, and got a lot of ideas from other people, but we stopped printing customized designs for everybody. Then our shirts showed up on a lot of different people’s backs. I got an invite to the 2011 Rowan Fashion Show. After that I had so many orders I pulled in a few other friends to help me finish them off, and even get me some more. Bomba Dulce was born.

Q: Where did Bomba Dulce get its name?

A: The name came from our co-founder, James Parker. Bomba Dulce is “sweet bomb” in Spanish, which is an almost like an oxymoron. It brings the good and the bad together, like an ying-yang effect.

Q: Who else is involved in Bomba Ducle?

A: The members involved are Andy Charles, Mike Maiden, James Parker and I. We are all freshmen here at Rowan University, with a common motivation spirit to push our ideas forward.

Q: Where can people find your designs and order your t-shirts?

A: To show some love to our campus, if you are a Rowan student, all T-shirts are available for a discounted price if you leave a comment on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BombaDulceTees) we will deliver it to you ourselves.

Q: How did Bomba Dulce get involved in the upcoming fashion show?

A: After a couple of weeks Bomba Dulce was created, one of the members of the BCL (Black Cultural League) came across one of my shirts and invited me to the fashion show as a designer.

Q: Do you plan on continuing Bomba Dulce after your graduate?

A: I do expect to grow and continue Bomba Dulce for as long as I can. Even though Bomba Dulce just started, it has a long way to go. We’re have a lot of fun doing our work with Bomba Dulce.

*Photos Courtesy Twesh Chowdhury

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2011 2:37 pm

    oh! This sounds awesome, thanks for the heads up!

  2. April 10, 2011 12:36 pm

    SnowBall effect!

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