Many of your pieces are made up of different materials-- the half denim/half camo "Dopamine jacket" for instance. What was the process behind designing that?
Purely cut and sew. I find multiple pieces that I personally enjoy, or are specific to a vibe or era I am looking to incorporate. I'll lay everything out and look at it as a whole and then slowly start detaching and attaching piece by piece.
How has Boston shaped your work?
I met a lot of my best friends out here, some of which happened to be connected into the fashion scene and I kind of just utilized my plugs. Sam of Straws USA is my best friend and he helped throw me the assist of getting stocked in Bodega as well and meeting a ton of people who have helped support my brand on a higher level.
Do you think Boston has an art scene? How can it be improved (or if there isn't one, created)?
Yeah, for sure. There are multiple though-- you really just have to decide which one you like being entertained by. There's, like, the South End high art shit-- all the ritzy galleries and what not. Then you have the younger artists and musicians on the come up, throwing warehouse and house parties, unofficial events, without security and all the unnecessary, stuffy, high art bullshit.
I think Boston just needs more unity amongst those who are shining in their said art form. People can be very very hard to work with-- especially if that ego starts to inflate.