I don’t know what happened but I suddenly feel the need to shop in season. And for those of you who don’t know what that means, simply it’s shopping for spring clothes in autumn and shopping for winter clothes in summer. It’s obviously winter but I’m new and only getting the hang of this fashion month rotation. I’m not industry yet but I’m open to it. 👀
Reason why I bought that up is because who the heck is thinking about silky shirts in this winter here. I am. Me. Not your typical. Anywho I’m really leaning into this blogger role and seeing what I like and wanting to make it or get it in a style I like so I want in spring to wear baroque shirts with patterns I love – that Versace style of high quality fabric with designs all over really is the in thing to me. Not them floral designs people were doing but maybe a really cool Italian or Belgian art piece on a high thread count silk. Just sounds luxurious to me paired with a simple black skinny leg trouser and cashmere scarf. Renaissance art with a French flavour and hint of Spanish, a meal.
I’m really on the lookout for a really creative shirt about now outside of the hype outfits – even if my blogs say otherwise – my style is really influenced by the people of my culture and I love it living through my art influences. I’d love a David or Venus de milo shirt I just think it’d look so great with a glossy finish.
If you guys find home or someone who could help with that I’m all ears. Luxury is the key this spring let’s bring it to life come April and up our game with what we’re wearing and what we know – bless up
Just saw these, thought they were amazing and deeped the concept and just loved it design application aside this is a real good concept with storytelling in pictures giving off a quality feel. If the oldest recorded history had sneakers they’d wear Jordan’s 😂😂, I’m literally laughing.
But that’s joy, me when I was 8-15 the history buff that I was this would have added to my story of where I am now. – In design, telling great stories; creating exceptional product – my 12 year old self would have loved the socks off of this Jordan, would have inevitably be the Jordan that would be my first.
Why do I say all of this because I’m my mo sneakers no stories I spoke greatly about the lack of stories and how that impacts the sale of sneakers, telling great stories (like songs) induces great ideas in young minds worthy of exploring. Once more the quality of the product almost comes secondary to the story told and association it holds. I’m in love with ancient history and things told before records were kept, have been enamoured with it for decades. Me as a kid who loved the Mummy films and knew much about the terracotta warriors would be immediately taken at 8 and now in my 20’s. Why? Because the weight of the association it holds is heavy and if in any form I can be part of that story I will.
This is a call to great designers and storytellers to work hand in hand on briefs to create product that speak to the imagination of the youth and adults. I right now am digging deep to find an outfit worthy of rocking the Terracotta 13’s all because of the story and nary because of the design.
We’ve seen Virgil Abloh and everything he has done for fashion – to me the most major thing he’s done is made thehigh fashion hoodie. – and for that I thank him. With that his reach and Principles have seeped into the fabric of the fashion industry (pun intended). All starting with his first roll out the Off White Jordan 1 first edition and the edit culture it’s perpetuated. First debuting at the Met Gala in 2017 and the release to be on September at $170 it made waves. In the sneaker community, I won’t act like it was an immediate sensation but it grew on people. This Cut and Paste technique used gained valuable favour with the rise of the ten and the zip tie aesthetic which made me think of Martin Margiela invisible tag.
The hype was bubbling from far before then. As a massive Instagram procrastinator I saw so many pages dedicated to this edit culture that Virgil Pushed into the Zeitgeist having people edit yeezys Jordan’s Air Force 1 and alike disseminating heavily into the ecosystem
Met with no clap black from me I sat and listened to a fellow designer talk and tell the tale of this thing he does where he would slightly push and prod a design by 3% or so (his number figure).
As a massive Photoshop and graphic designer being the creative director for Yeezy working on the graduation cover and I know him for the Yeezus cover he is obviously prolific at this edit design where one can cut and paste whatever they want and we can obviously see the effect of that on the Nike Air Jordan 1 and how he wanted to apply it to real life.
But what happens when you continually change something by 3% over a long stretch of time. Change the swoosh; change the colour; change the laces; add lettering. It becomes something else and in this is the beauty of this incremental compound of the Edit Philosophy
Having all these kids cutting their swoosh and tilting it, with this DIY effectively making it their own and creating a new face to what sneaker culture is about.
The prizing of individuality. Editing the edit, by my account I can only imagine where I see it going and what it can mean for the future of design. Where this only effects a small sector now however it is heavily influencing ‘generation hypebeast‘ a whole new league of graphic designers are becoming creative forces on the internet where the “Mock up” artist becomes curator pushing dynamic imagery for their bases
This type of arts is really fulfilling and feeding a whole new type of artist with these HypeEdits as to serve generation hypebeast.
A whole deal had to be put in place for all of these to be put about, which is a whole different conversation but with the Platform Louis Vuitton gave Virgil his philosophy is part of my life and many men’s life as well, having the ethos of most men’s daily lifestyle dress being hip-hop. Lucky to have been Grandfathered in I see the rise rise & pattern of it all and I’m able to share it with you all.
Where this edit Culture is going we can only dream but what we’re living in now looks like a good time to be alive.