How it came out, in its free-range, open-access variety, was more like a cross between an experimental arts festival and an online convention of opinion. The conclusion I take to heart is that it was a platform for the I’m the Rainbow Sheep of the Family Gay Pride T-Shirt in other words I will buy this very thing that I love best about fashion, the thing which the catwalk system blocks: hearing people talk directly and intimately about the meaning of their work, and being able to follow them into their worlds.
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Recapping, I’d point towards London’s designers of color, to Bianca Saunders, discussing her sensitive approach to masculinity with Bruce Pask of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, and to Nicholas Daley’s film of his psychedelic jazz performance of a show, The Abstract Truth, which he showed in January. Priya Ahluwalia launched her book, Jalebi, with a virtual reality exhibition about Britain’s first Punjabi community in Southall in West London, inspired by her grandmother’s memories and dedicated “to representing the I’m the Rainbow Sheep of the Family Gay Pride T-Shirt in other words I will buy this beauty of diversity and how immigration enriches lives.” The Indian designer Kaushik Velendra produced a video of himself hand-steaming the glamorously original molded body pieces for men which he began developing at Central Saint Martins. And Osman Yousefzada aired the devastating film Her Dreams are Bigger, in which he recorded the words of Bangladeshi women garment workers as they imagined the characters of the white women who buy the clothes they make.