Conversations

Essential Homme|August/September 2017

Conversations

Menswear as seen from the most important minds in fashion.

VINCENT OSHIN: My influences are informed by so many films. They are all slightly similar in a way—because they all tell a story—but the overall effect is more about what we get and how we get to what we do. The process in itself informs how [William and I] work together on the fashion side and the ideas we come up with for our creative projects. Shameik, [do] you have a favorite?

SHAMEIK MOORE: One movie that really changed my life is “The Matrix.” All of them, actually. I loved how they dressed, the fighting, the style, the energy of it, how serious they were. There was a lot of information within what they said.

OSHIN: My own biggest reference is probably [Alejandro] Jodorowsky’s “The Holy Mountain.” In my hometown there was this illegal video store where I found it. I remember the cover looked interesting—a man all dressed in black, round hat, with a naked little boy—so I picked it up. I saw that when I was 14. When I was 21 I watched it again and was shocked!

WILLIAM WATSON: As Vincent knows, I watch a lot of anime and manga. If you come to our studio, I always have some form of it playing on big screens. I reference almost everything to anime—it inspires me, but I’ve also realized at some point you’ve gotta create the art yourself. There is always the first hurdle and then the second hurdle but—

OSHIN: That’s part of life. You’re constantly trying to figure stuff out.

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August/September 2017