The Inimitable Style of La Sape

The cool cats of Brazzaville.

The woolen-coat… is the produce of the joint labor of a great multitude of workmen. The shepherd, the sorter of the wool, the wool-comber or carder, the dyer, the scribbler, the spinner, the weaver, the fuller, the dresser, with many others, must all join their different arts in order to complete even this homely production.

- Adam Smith

Lyric: Fashion (1980) by David Bowie

We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town.

I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.

- Ralph Lauren

Excerpt: Corpse Bride

This was very uncomfortable, and I was half afraid. However, the only thing to be done being to knock at the door, I knocked, and was told from…

Lyric: Does Not Suffice (2010) by Joanna Newsom

I will pack all my pretty dresses.

Contribution to the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion (RCDF)

Pleased to share a piece – based in part on my PhD thesis – that I wrote for the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion. Available here. Image Credit: