Spring Of the Rookie Epilogue 1– Start something you see yourself doing long term

Spring Of The Rookie,

As you’ll notice all the “rookies” I have spoke about are not exactly rookies they have all been in this game close to ten years and their recognition is just coming.

When you look into each one of their stories from beginning to now you can tell they’re only getting started on the plan that they really have. They are only really executing on what their real vision is now after getting essential pieces into play.

That’s why I dubbed it springtime of the rookie. It’s the season to plant and cultivate the projects that you really want to take shape

I am not really good with planning or really that intelligent. We can only see with the information we have right now and having one big go you fervently want to see come to life is the driving Force to the action taking place today so you can fulfil it.

I want people to look into the people that they think are successes and really study them, if you can’t see the patterns then that fine and dandy keep trying. If you can then there’s a way you can conceptualise the information for your betterment.

If you feel or understand me, you can see why I take time to write blogs about other designers like myself. I’m not a journalist or reporter I like to take down what I find important and keep that information stored. I love people can gravitate towards it this to me is fun but to you it can be much more. I appreciate that tremendously

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade 

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete 

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime

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SOTR: Creps (Sneaker Sunday) – JW Anderson Converse

Spring of The Rookie,

I won’t lie to you I’m so enamoured by the business acumen JW Anderson portrays it’s everything I exude.

It shows me everything I want to do is possible to achieve with still being creative, there’s really no one that can tell me anything at this point to where I have several case studies including Virgil Abloh, Samuel Ross and Yoon who all are exemplars of my ethos.

JW Anderson Converse Collection is some of the coolest things to hit the streets it’s so part of my culture it’s is my culture even though it’s Converse Jonathan makes it so british

Signature Collection

With the signage all over the creps, it’s a light flex to those who are in the know and understand what it is, yes it’s Converse but it’s so much more now with the JWA cross pattern.

Felt Collection

When I think about all my quirky artsy friends I really see this fabric represents their character such a fun pair creative and it’s really a thing that was pulled off very well and without drawbacks

Glitter Collection

Reminding me of Dorothy on the Yellow brick road this pair are as quirky and Gaye as it gets, just so happy and joyful dancing shoes for the lord of the dance

Hike Collection

The pair of the season kind of bringing it full circle having a solid look that means something with the pumps giving it the extra lift I’m finding the dad shoe effect comfortably done on the Converse I wonder if it’s just as comfortable as one.

Toy Collection

Hombre hours blended colours on vinyl? IMAGINE, super creative and quite honest, it’s all about telling the story with this collection. I’ve spoken a lot about telling a story with a pair of trainers and not just having them look good but be memorable enough to be desirable long term and I feel these do that sufficiently, Jonathan seems to have been given room since to make the Hike Collection because of this. And that’s what I’m talking about


The collection of converse trainer and British brand seems like a good pairing so far and I visibly see the demographic he is targeting with each pair, the designers that flourish are the ones with a customer in mind and that’s what’s happening here, salut

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete  ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse

Spring of the Rookie: JW Anderson, Ravers in the Street

Spring of The Rookie… We Go Again

In spring of the rookie I explore all the fashion designers whose aesthetic were forced into my periphery by way of osmosis.

Just as I stumble on new music is the same way new designers make it into my lense, creating intrigue to me usually with their first season.

JW Anderson was a different story, i first found out about him through his marketing campaigns with fashion websites and influencers, the signature turtleneck with the big O as an example for this year where he was really in center stage with the Stylist on Instagram from Korea to North America I was amazed to see the amount of people wearing what he has to offer with all the knitwear and woollens he provided.

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I was put onto JW Anderson as one to watch in 2016 and you hear a couple things here and there and in 2017 when I thought up my first collection was when it made sense why he was one to watch for menswear.

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What he does with form and silhouettes with the contemporary style luxuriant comfort big bulky and well made come to mind when describing this recent season I have seen.

Takin a look back to pre 2054 I really understood the draw by the industry because there is this hint of fusion or melding of men’s and womenswear, I saw the trend around that time and took no lead from it but to see what it inspired before menswear became more black culture orientated it was kind of a “pioneering” step for contemporary. Not saying people haven’t tried before it’s just that this is the time it worked

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Then we go to the business side I spoke about the marketing and e-commerce and merchandising of the garments, come to find out Jonathan has a CEO. Now this is a major major thing to me because I see creatives as a business idea, which needs a CEO to run the business and Creative to run the Ethos just like in Silicon Valley.

Jonathan is done what I see as the future in real time which happened when it was just a spark of an idea back when I was still figuring everything out in University. Something so American coming from a British Designer making sure he’s successful as a business and a designer.

What an amazing tale of ingenuity and creative flare. Not just clothes but an infrastructure, it’s a fools tale to call him a rookie but compared to where I see him heading considering he’s been thinking so forward from early, I would not call it a stretch to say JW Anderson will become an institution

Whatever Moves Your Dial

Damilare. Not Your Typical

For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie 

My Rookies

YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse

Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete  ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5

JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse