FW 17 (un)cool

FW 17 (un)cool

house of 950 fw 17 (un)cool. this season we were focusing on the idea of "otherness". being an outcast. playing with the idea of dissidence in a subtle way. "be nobody's darling" by alice walker has been a solid inspiration for us in the past few months and really embodies the feeling of this collection. poem below.

Be nobody's darling; 

Be an outcast. 

Take the contradictions 

Of your life 

And wrap around 

You like a shawl, 

To parry stones 

To keep you warm. 

Watch the people succumb 

To madness 

With ample cheer; 

Let them look askance at you 

And you askance reply. 

Be an outcast; 

Be pleased to walk alone 

(Uncool)

Or line the crowded

River beds 

With other impetuous 

Fools. 


Make a merry gathering 

On the bank 

Where thousands perished 

For brave hurt words 

They said. 


But be nobody's darling; 

Be an outcast. 

Qualified to live 

Among your dead.

- Alice Walker

Cake art at MRS Gallery in Maspeth, Queens

Cake art at MRS Gallery in Maspeth, Queens

NYC @ Sunset

NYC @ Sunset

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