Rhyme And Reason: I Thank God for showing me how to walk in my greatness #PrimeNYT

Bless Up from your feet to your head top

We go again,

I am honestly thankful for God showing me my writing can mean something and I thank myself for making that shift and accepting it fully.

Beginning of 2019 I was supposed to be writing some fashion blogs for fun while working on my architecture and technology portfolio for university.

Then tragedy struck and I was stuck in the terror and torment of my mind and in the following six months I would despair in my mind contemplating my own mortality again. Just as when I was a kid and learned the mortality of a Sickle Cell Patient changing my work ethic forever not letting anything dim my light but knowing there was part of me that was for sure living in that terror.

I took my time and I knew I didn’t want to hate myself I didn’t want to feel like I did when I was a kid again, I wanted to be strong – so I put my feelings on the page and I would write and write and write until I was done – I shared some of my writing to one or two people; one thing led to another and I said to myself I will release these works for others to read.

My fashion writing would continue as supplementary works to take my mind off the everlasting pain and despair on the pages that I wrote on. In tandem for months I was hearing about so many asinine blogs and ideas on Sickle Cell much like the ones that made me feel less like a human when I was a kid so these people forced me to make Sickle Cell Companion share some real science and part of some of the research that I’ve have in the tuck onto my blog too. In conjunction with my fashion blogs this has led to massive growth within me.

Now I have hundreds of pieces of content dedicated to storytelling & research both passions of mine. Exposing to the people how the world is dissected through my lens and the story’s I’m able to tell. I had no idea I have so much to say and this is only the start because we haven’t even scratched the surface of what I know know what I’m capable of. All the while in the greatest working moments of my life I fall out with “friends” for none other reason than I lied to myself about us being so close. So no woe is me moment.

All the stories I want to tell and share on this site will be absolutely amazing I like the way I am able to make people feel with these and knowing people really do feel when they read what I write is an amazing blessing I wouldn’t have seen if God didn’t say walk and I followed the instructions. The shift I made was slight but my commitment to the work I’ve done is so immense that suddenly other things become secondary.

I am so happy and grateful for all I have accomplished in this small time, I’ve had some fun in this painful time. The pain rarely passes and hopefully the fun won’t either.

Stay composed and keep your neck up

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An Intro — Vibram the new player in industrial footwear and sneakers

We go again

I seen this name a couple of times in 2018 then it made headway all throughout 2019 I just had to write a quick blog about it.

It is effecting the culture and bridging the gap in tech for creating better footwear. The main thing about small footwear companies is the tech they use to make sneakers, it’s appalling and tough to stand on. There is nothing more uncomfortable than a company that doesn’t take in consideration the technology they use for soles.

Vibram is bridging that gap. Being a Development company that has been around for 80 years making mould for footwear and sport now they are rearing their head in the cultures companies.

If you didn’t know the creation of things like Boost, Zoom and Air technology is expensive to develop and takes so much time to research and test companies usually skimp on that part and chop together some sort of make shift model to sell to customers and if they do research the sneaker is incredibly expensive to buy because there is no mass production or order of the trainer (a topic for another day) simply put making a trainer is super expensive.

Vibram are the guys helping these companies getting the research out the way and focus on design. They have collaborated with the likes of Off White and Alyx removing the trouble of having these companies develop sole and midsole technology.

I really am keeping an eye on them but for now this is the intro to the sole company Vibram

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An intro to Erollson Hughes Acronym

We go again,

The guy behind Nike ACG menswear and what the streets would call the AF1 Abomination and the great redeemer Acronym Presto and what I will call the father of origami jackets. Errolson Hughs

Who is Acronym?

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Acronym started out as a contract design firm who made their seed money designing gear for extreme sports and branched our to a personal design company in 1999 to make their own gear developed in house. 2002 Acronym was set on to the scene making products for years before cross pollination.

With their outerwear aesthetic Michaela and Errolson have been slowly building a credible brand who has an amazing aesthetic with prices not for the light pocketed. Kickass code names and well made app areal for those who are really out here appreciating the samurai Techwear look

Industrial Techwear

The ideal behind these pieces are just so incredible. I’m a lover of industrial design and will continue to analyse and adore the creation fabric and contortion of materials. Learning all about plastics and how they can be moulded into becoming weather proof is something I hold in high regard; each thing being made out of plastic but the polymer constitution changes its properties.

Nike ACG

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What I know Errolson for the most for is the Nike ACG collaboration before I knew any details I saw him in the most well constructed garments I’ve seen made for a man. The ACG collaborations with Nike have been the most creative thing industrially I think Johanna has something to do with why this — spawning the morphing of the AirMax 180 and 270 for people to create their own versions (more of my thoughts on this later). — The well constructed garments are a wonder to look at the sliding pockets shell form zips Male the silhouettes minimal but are made with the most complex techniques. Whoever has been steering this Techwear ship at Nike in the past 3/4 years well done.

Air Force 1 and Presto

The sneakers have been a contentious for the AF1 the Acronym team kind of destroyed the detailing and added a zipper but it slowly became a grailed Force one. The Presto though, straight away it was loved and adored from my purview and grew as a cornerstone of Techwear functional technical and full of utility.


Editors Note

Errolson Hugh’s has had a great team around him all the way through forged their own path and created a 20 year old company with such a high value now I adore the ability to make something of that level.

The Renaissance of Techwear is here and soon will be the most prominent form of menswear design due to its technical construction

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