Fashion was the most powerful tool I had to express myself when I had no voice. It was taken away from me by society fuelled by advertising campaigns, movies and fashion shows which never recognised the queer community. I felt like I could not exist in any space.
“That’s when the idea of being a carefree black boy—pioneered by the likes of Charles Barkley, Andre 3k, and Prince and maintained by names such as Frank Ocean, Jaden Smith, and Chance the Rapper—became its own fire, a “bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction.”
“I have accepted that I will never commit to a certain style because there is so much more to fashion, you should be able to gracefully transition from one style to another and play around with it because style is an art. You get to tap into someone’s creativity just by looking at what they’re wearing, so why limit yourself?”