In the bustle before NYFW, we dispatched cameras to a handful of OC designers. The aim: to see how many snacks, coffee runs, and late-night pizzas go into making a collection. So now that we've seen what came down the catwalks, it's time to take a peek behind the scenes!
Leading up to his SS13 show
, Daisuke of N.Hoolywood took the OC disposable cam to the streets of NYC, where he snapped the art and the vibe that informed his graffiti-inspired collection.
Sofia Cavallo: If you had to describe the collection in 6 words or less, what would they be?
Daisuke Obana: Civil rights, doodling, contemporary art, seriousness, spray, the present.
SC: What sparked the interest in graffiti when designing for the new collection?
DO: Seeing the art and graffiti everywhere in the city.
SC: Who are your favorite graffiti artists of all-time?
DO: Blek le Rat, Shadu, Banksy, Zevs, and Krink.
SC: What is your favorite tag these days?
DO: Mine. I've been using the same tag for 15 years, but recently it's been updated by an artist.
SC: Can you talk about what the words "the faith of graffiti" (the message emblazoned on the caps in the SS13 collection) mean to you?
DO: I bought a book of photographs calles The Faith of Graffiti
about six years ago. The book is a collection of doodles on the wall that were not acknowledged as graffiti art at the time (around late 70s). I simply took the words from the title of the book.
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