Winnipeg high school student and entrepreneur Peter Takis is taking the city by storm with his urban streetwear company, Local Advancers. I had the pleasure of interviewing the extremely personable Peter Takis. I’m very impressed by this talented, and determined Winnipegger, and he’s so young! Watch out Canada- this guy’s going to rock our world.
Describe the style Local Advancers clothing has in one sentence:
Our style is classic, simple and wearable.
What does a Local Advancers collection contain?
T-shirts, pullovers, crewnecks. We’ve even released caps and tanks in summer!
Who creates the graphics for your line?
Various graphic designers are involved in the final piece; However, I think up our initial design concepts.
How does Winnipeg influence Local Advancers Style?
Winnipeg is huge for us; the extreme weather influences the garments over style.
How do you balance high school and running a business?
I don’t lol. I sleep less, work harder. It’s simply complex I guess :P.
What was your worst experience as an owner of Local Advancers and how did you recover from it?
Dealing with online hate used to kill me. When someone threw a virtual punch I used to almost tear up. I smile a lot more and my skin has gotten really thick.
What are your top three goals for Local Advancers?
1. Have loyal fans 2. Grow every single day 3. Enjoy what I do
*When you were young, was there any particular accessory or clothing item you wore ALL the time?*
My lucky Christmas sweaters. So cheesy, but so lucky!
Unsure of what to get your guy for Christmas? Check out Local Advancers for some original Winnipeg apparel!