A Note On – My Journey to an Anti Erasure World

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We go again,

I have been working tirelessly to establish a great reading list and recommendations for all the people I’m around who want to learn and are willing to learn.

With help from Ayo Ojo @theldnhauttie Iolo Edwards karen hunter Greg Carr I have established a reading list well enough for the people who have the will the want and the enthusiasm to learn about history without erasure.


For me it all started with buying history and archive books/lectures thinking I would learn good history by well meaning people.
Long story short the event that happened was history would erase the blackness within it. This sent me on a pursuit to learn more and put that in my work leading me to believe I was the first of many, well was I wrong.

Erasure has been a long standing tradition in the west, Ayo and I Discovered that there are many books and lectures out there by writers with more years and experience than us.

Phenomenally written in a language made for us to understand. Putting Karen and Greg in my crosshairs, these professors have an amazing show on YouTube made to fill the soul and educate the minds of us all and I dedicate time to reading them.

A mind that is out to learn what they can about fashion and history Ally we exchanged reading list of books to read so I could find better fulfilling my purpose within the fashion sphere. A strong ally in Iolo made for me to gain a photographically perspective of history.

In that comes this reading list. Specially built to be read by anyone, quite literally they all are in a language made to read regardless of level and full of information that can help anyone build the visual historical and contextual timeline of black influence in fashion.

There are many more books but these are the ones I offer to you all as a starting point on your journey as they were for me.

P.S. Anti Erasure is not a singular journey, many people out there are doing the work, seek them out; learn from them; grow with them; better the world

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NYTypical: My Aspiration for Arah on Youtube – Bigger more fulfilled industry

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we go again,

so far I’ve spent several weeks creating visual content and not only am I finding it fun I’ finding it rewarding and people seem to enjoy my content, that being said I want nothing more than to be better at offering up great videos for all the people out there that want to understand fashion and want to learn about the ins and outs of this sector.

I know for me from last decade I had a very hard time in this industry, during my tutelage I was looked down one way or another, straight black and got in late (16) in a realm where vogue staff is so unlike me I was made sure to know I didn’t fit in. I went through my fair share of racism and scrutiny which is understandable. Being the only black male who is into fashion people wonder how and why/ wha would b the point.

You march forward though, for me that was in the form of looking up fashion history in the middle of digital renders and listening to people talk about fashion while creating digital images. Sneaking fashion into my work and focusing on he style of the characters clothes. dressing better evolving my knowledge .

I just stayed low and kept growing soon enough you find people like asap rocky and Kanye West showing its cool to be a fashionable male, Kanye releases the red Octobers. Then says he wants to create a fashion Line and become head of a major fashion house. Suddenly he’s worth billions and his friend is head of Louis Vuitton. Such unbelievable stories I get to witness. for years studying watching these videos and now on the cusp of the new decade I’m in groups sharing my thoughts and knowledge in ways I was never allowed to before.

I’ve found this space and suddenly I have the opportunity to help it grow and not be in the dark place I walked into, may other people who went through what I went through would have probably been repulsed by fashion. Not me that’s for certain these people wouldn’t change my mind.

Now With all the new men interested in learning and what I have to say coming from the place that it is, being somewhat relatable and knowing I just want the best for the whole fashion game from the journalist to stylists, to photographers to illustrators designers etc. I surely have the time and why to draw all of these people in to make it a fun loving community.

I do in fact see men who emulate the times of old its this pretentiousness and arrogance as if their information makes them superior just like the girls had done back then, I don’t know heat to blame but I know hat is an attitude I dislike greatly. The best thing I can think of to change it is be a positive voice in fashion as a man who wants men to dress better and more creative just like women have the allowance to do.

Thats my conclusion I want to make some of the best  create fun and professional fashion video that is entertaining and educational. As laborious as this is going to be I have the will to give it my  all. 

Making visually appealing work that expresses the fun in fashion that can educate all the new faces is a big deal for me and super important to not have those people be turned away by over the head technical jargon that’s made to make new participants feel small. Whereas I would rather open them up to that part with an enthusiasm and not overwhelm them. Give them the right resources to start their journey on their own and in the end become a productive part of the Industry.

Thats my WHY For Arah of Youtube, if anything open up the lane for people to not think fashion is a closed off community. Where you see a guy from a council estate who is even more entrenched in this fashion art than those who would hide behind pretentiousness. And is willing to share a space with those that are new and those that have been here a long time just was long as their attitude is right. With that more people care deeply or have an understanding of why people in fashion do what they do rather than people live with no knowledge of fashion houses and what they stand for in general.

Want to Wear: Ann Demeulemeester— Scamosciato #PrimeNYT

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We Go Again,

MAILING LIST

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Here we are again with another boot, I dig it, really and truly dig these boots, none other by Ann Demeulemeester, her fabrication and materialism is up there and so is her construction so although there’s just one image I have of these I can see already these are just so well designed and for me.

The 13 eyelet for toecap to tongue is an aesthetic I’ve never really bought into till now, there’s something about the finish that’s really catching me.

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The industrial look all maximal and useful not the most functional but accessible and contained, along with the straps to really tie it all together if laces aren’t your thing that day

All in the grey I love so much there’s something about this grey that’s giving off real concrete vibes it has an extra layer of texture to it you don’t necessarily see but are quality.

Definitely one for the archives on purchase

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