Streetwear

nAW wE aINT hIDING

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When designing I like to repurpose garments and bring life to something people would usually disregard. You’d be surprised how many pairs of vintage US Army Issue fatigues i come across thrifting. Seeing those and being the rebel I am, I figured why not customize a few pair. The Juxtaposition of using Camoflauge and Applying large logos to stand out is a trick I picked up failing out of art classes in college. Crazy right, because I love art but being in Baltimore by 8am coming from Upper Marlboro daily was a task so I took attendance L’s every semester 🤷🏽‍♂️. Anyway; taking something like camofluage, normally used to hide, and printing undeniably huge logos over it to pop out at first glance. The urge to stare is almost undeniable.  The Camo blends but the logos jump at you!

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I guess I did learn a thing or two at Morgan...

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sTAPLE iN tHE gAME

This past throwback Thursday I went as far back in my iNstagram as I could and kind of reminisced ok everything I’ve done in the IG age... yes the IG age, our time has been broken down into social media ages instead of years or centuries... right now we’re in the IG age, the age before was twitter, yes it’s still here but we’re about to go into the Live age where everything is recorded live.

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Anyways I digress, I came across a old pic of me on 106th and Park in Tabi Bonney’s video TOHL (Time Of Her Life) feat. Fat Trel. Now I owe this occurrence to my girl at the time who was actually casted for the video I was just there for her ride to and from, ended up staying the entire shoot each day and finessed my way into a party scene thanks to Tabi and Director 6 so shoutout to those guys... I say all this to get to the point that I’ve been behind the scenes for years now like a fly on the wall soaking up game. The things I speak on are factual because I was there I can tell you first hand how a video shoot is supposed to go, I’ve been to magazine shoots, I’ve been in the studio with niggas like glizzy, trel, lightshow way before the world knew DC had talent. Feeling like I’m a staple in the game. #YouWasntThere 

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sTUDENT oF tHE gAME

As you all should know, this week is NYFW, and unfortunately I am in bed with no way up at the moment. But that does not mean I am missing out. The best invention this generation has revolutionized today is the camera. Phone cameras and live feeds, are literally making the world as small as your smart phone of choice. So as I lay here in my laziness I am actually in class with Virgil Abloh at the Nike Ten Off Campus event via youtube and simultaneously front row watching the Tom Ford and Vfiles S/S '18 shows via Instagram Live. Now I would much rather be in New York getting looks off but this is the broke students crutch. Watching everything I can from true events this week gaining much needed inspiration, insight, and just raw knowledge of the fashion industry. I'm really into the Off Campus events with Nike and Virgil's "the Ten". Watching these discussions has been like watching the OG's discuss their old war stories, dropping gems that kids rarely hear. From failures to upcoming ideas, to why Jordan chose Spike Lee back in 85... Virgil has put together a code breaking culmination of fashion invention alongside the most known brand in the world (Nike) and I am here for it. Check out some of the discussions here and continue to follow via Nike on YouTube. 

sUPREME x lOUIS vUITTON

This collab is groundbreaking in the fashion industry. Very rarely do you see a brand as esteemed as Louis Vuitton collaborate wth a streetwear brand, and one of many reasons is price point. Most streetwear brands' customers would never pay the price point that a larger fashion house like LV charges for their luxury goods, but with Supreme their entire brand is built off hype and over priced reselling. Supreme's loyal customers pay upward of $1000 for tees, which is crazy to me, but works for their brand. And for Louis Vuitton joining forces with possibly the most hyped brand of our generation, making this collab legendary in its own hyped right. Me, personally, I  think the pieces are dope and totally different from what LV does and that makes the pieces even more rare, but I can't fathom blowing money on hyped luxury items, or luxury hype.

fEAR oF gOD

Jerry Lorenzo has become more and more influential and inspiring in my fashion styling and over-all aesthetic. His Brand Fear Of God is becoming a staple in celebrity closets; i.e.. Migos, Kanye, Fabolous, Wale, and so on. Tattered jeans with luxury details like ankle slit zippers, Satin team jackets, High top kicks with a vintage basketball silhouette. Everything I thought was cool growing up he's reimagined into FOG. Much alike one of my other favorite designers DonC with his Just Don line. Fear Of God giving a more Cali vibe, and Just Don straight sportswear memorabilia with luxury accents and details. These Guys are who I study and immulate in the Fashion industry as of Lately.