The very first time I wore a snapback, a group of girls sneered and laughed at me. As quickly as I had gotten it, I gave the Obey cap away to my boyfriend at the time.
Up to that point in my life, I wasn’t sure if I was really adventurous about my wardrobe. In high school, everyone pretty much dressed the same. If you couldn’t afford those brand names or were an introvert like myself, it was quite difficult fitting in.
I’m sure even in my darkest levels of teen angst-alternative music-“oh my god nobody understands me“-sleeveless gloves phase, I wanted to fit in just a little. I even did this thing where I would buy things and never wear them because I loved the way it looked but not the way it looked on me. Or that voice in my head would say, “this is so cool but people will judge me. I can’t pull this off.”
But I learned an art that helped me feel confident in whatever I put on. It’s the art of not caring.
I only have one life to live and I’m not going to waste it on worrying about what other people think of me. If something makes me happy and I like it, what does it matter if other people don’t? Express yourself. Love who you are, how you look, and if anyone’s got a problem with that then they can simmer in their problems.
I was first allured by Anti Social Social Club’s sadistic and mysterious posts on Instagram. I did some more research on the clandestine never in stock store and found this interview with Neek Lurk on Hypebeast and fell even more in love with his project. His designs are a project to express his own emotions. It’s a “club” for anyone who feels like they don’t belong (and probably doesn’t want to belong).
At it again with the Adidas. Again, expressing how much I love Asian designs. Rita Ora’s most recent Adidas line is inspired by kimonos and geishas. The scarf is actually attached to the track jacket and really gives it personality while showing off the floral design. I don’t think it would be complete without the red tinted elbows– a color most loved by all Asia.
This was taken at teamLab’s Digital Space and Future Parks. For anyone considering going, I highly recommend it. This digital art exhibit will evoke all of your emotions. Reminiscent of Porter Robinson’s Worlds, these pieces will send you on a journey. (Related post coming soon).
Jacket- Adidas Originals
Cap- Anti Social Social Club
Bottom- American Eagle
Shoes- Dr. Marten’s