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Ouigi Theodore on Fashion + Racial Identity

February 4, 2011 2 comments

Choice quote from up-and-coming fashion designer Ouigi Theodore a.k.a. “The Bearded Man”:

“Urban always had a style to it, a swagger,” Mr. Theodore said. But it came with baggage, too — “overuse of the ‘N’ word, the pants sagging,” he said. “It just created this stigma. When I travel overseas, people see the way we dress and say: ‘You guys don’t listen to hip-hop. You’re not urban.’ Yes, we are.

Further reading:

Ouigi Theodore’s New Image for Urban America – The New York Times

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