JQ. Laurent

Fashion is a form of personal expression. Its textbook definition can be a verb or noun referring to a style of dress, socializing, forming, or making. Its a process and a deliberate way of communicating.  Theorist Terry Eagleton once said, "There is no possibility of a wholly disinterested statement."

Inspiration for creation, for fashion, can come from everywhere. Jim Jarmusch said, “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’” [interview with Moviemaker Magazine, 2004] I believe we live in a postmodern world in which creation is an amalgamation of our inspiration.

I spent most of my life traveling, moving, and observing. I’ve collected images, pieces that became memories along the way, storing them in my mind, sometimes in my deepest subconscious. I tend to write everything I find on post-its and random pieces of paper, carrying around that inspiration until I find a use for it. I intend for this site to be a ground for discussion and a place where we can share virtual post-its.

~ JQ. Laurent