This article on fashion schools receiving a influx of Asian American students is an interesting one – not so much because of the rise of Asian Americans and Canadians in fashion – I’ve always known that – but mainly because that despite everything, they had to be true to themselves. I think that’s really the center of most artists because they essentially couldn’t fight who they were inside and just had to pursue so they could live without regret.
It’s kinda funny this article comes around now because I’m also essentially “forced” into the fashion business launching my own line of graphic and custom designed T-shirts next month, hopefully. I’ve done it for years previously as a hobby for friends and family, but never thought of pursing it as a career. But shortly before I got laid off, things started to falling into my lap – essential pieces in launching my own T-shirt line. It was one of those things that was in the back of my head, that I couldn’t ignore anymore, so when I got laid off, everything else kinda snowballed in my favour.