From the start without hesitation I would like for the people reading this is to realize this fashion brand and creator to me is courageous as a person with talents and skills.. I wouldn’t of thought that someone as helpful can create as much impact with fashion. We can agree as of now that this designer is deemed the “tagger of the fashion scene” with the near abstract graffiti that takes a worldwide industry of clothing and turns in into something meaningful that can cause awareness in any case of situation. This brand should be bringing people together and speaking it’s major influence it has into existence. This clothing brand’s creator has brought one to the attention towards HIV/AIDS.
A immune deficiency disease that has yet to be cured that has effected many people and it’s surroundings within family and friends in various households across the globe. Bringing this clothing brand into the forefront of the fashion industry will be helpful to the world and humanity as wearing this brand can raise awareness
while the shirts make such a pure statement in nearly any age of time.
Here’s the Q&A with the creator of Aids_brand.
Question 1: For the people that haven’t heard about your brand can you let them know about yourself and the Aids brand?
It started as a joke with friends when I was 15 or 16 years old. We would do a bunch of shitty designs and let it rest for a few years. Then around three years later the topic came up again and I made the first shirt from a cleaning rag and a button up shirt, where I sewed cut out letters from the rag on the shirt. I traded this shirt with a professional skateboarder who came to my town. His name is Aidan and his nickname was AIDS. That’s how it all started.
Since then it has become a symbol of destigmatization. For me it’s the new Yolo.
Question 2: What would you like to tell high end fashion designers and those that wear their clothing?
Like Demna said a while ago fashion has become a religion. What I really want is to pop people’s bubble. There are many people so stuck up in their belief how fashion has to look. I am somebody who loves high fashion and the decadence that comes with it but it really cringes me out when people take themselves because they are into fashion too seriously.
Question 3: Is there anything you would like the youth to know as far awareness?
I would like to mention we are all mortal beings. And it doesn’t matter if you have a seven figure bank account or do a normal nine to five. We are all mortal we are all in this together and HIV is something that doesn’t care about your social status. And before people should get into acting out their sexuality they should know what to look out for and how to not endanger one self and the people around them. My mission is reminding people of the ongoing stigma surrounding HIV. This brand also focuses on mental struggles and being excluded because of being different. I expirienced this myself and I want to comfort those people feeling left out.
Question 4: Where do you see yourself with your clothing brand 10 years from now?
I just want to be able to go on with it and I don’t know where it’s going to bring me. It has brought me into spheres I couldn’t even grasp and I am looking forward to the future. There is a future! Let me show you this dear folks! All of my garments are upcycled. I also want to only use vintage yarn very soon. Then it’s one of the first 99,9% eco friendly streetwear brand’s. I hope I can inspire people to follow this morally appropriate approach. It’s a lot of work but it’s extremely fulfilling. I could never have a brand shitting out a bunch of stuff, creating new clothes. This concept is outdated.
Question 5: What advice would you give the youth?
Don’t let anyone suppress you into a stackable shape. It will eventually kill your spirit. I really like the approach Immanuel Kant had nonetheless. The categorical imperative is extremely relevant, still. I try to not exploid anyones struggle but rather struggle myself.