Do you remember the first hip-hop artist you saw and what that felt like?
I think it was Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa. My friend was working for Tommy Boy Records so I visited there.
There is a lot of nostalgia for that moment in New York. What do you think about that?
Everyone kind of misses that feeling. The 80s and 70s. The 70s punk in London, and the 80s hip hop in New York. It’s not good and bad or better and worse, it was just different. A different time.
How do you see people wearing these on the street?
These aren’t meant to be head to toe. I’m happy if someone wears the shirt with another brand or my jacket with another brand. I like the mix.
What do you like about being in Florence for Pitti and why is it interesting to you?
This is my second time here, I always like Florence. It’s a nostalgic very European feel. Very Italian which interests me. The don’t really wear sneakers so much here though, haha. But still very interesting.