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Following Tyler, the Creator‘s first proper fashion show for his GOLF brand, Dazed linked up with the rapper-turned-jack-of-all-trades for an exclusive, expansive feature. Speaking to Tyler in promotion of his runway debut, writer Calum Gordon spoke at-length with Tyler about what keeps him creative, his various views on fashion and more. Most notably, the piece yielded responses and blurbs like the following pair:
“The fashion world, just from what I see it, they don’t let many people in. And because I wear t-shirts and shorts, I’m not all like high fashion they don’t take me seriously…So, I just wanted to make sure when infiltrating their world with my runway show, it was t-shirts and big girls and short guys and black kids on the runway because they don’t accept none of us in that world, for the most part.”
“It’s weird. People come out in like fashion magazines, the best dressed people in the world, the most stylish people in the world. And I’m like ‘dude, these people you have on your list have people on payroll that go and get the clothes that are considered cool, and then they just dress them’,” he says on the subject of his peers within the music industry. “How are you guys putting them on a list as the most stylish people when they look like everyone else? Old people, and like younger kids have the best style to me,” he continues. “Because they don’t really give a fuck anymore, and they wear colour and stuff, and they don’t really follow trends. 7-year-olds and 50-year-olds aren’t following the trends trying to dress like everyone, so they kind of have their own way of running things, and they wear the colours they like, and I think that shit’s cool.”