NEW YORK, NY - Almost two years after our initial meet & greet, I finally got a chance to catch up with one of my favorite influences, Brooklyn based singer Devin Tracy. One might first be enamored by Devin's super sweet aura, but the vocalist is also known for is epic floral retouched images of classic contributors to music such as Brandy, Tweet, Solange, Sade and a sea of other legends in their own right. The more I was exposed to his gift, the more I noticed his affect on my own craft.
For example, I've never cared too much to work with floral prints because it limits the design of the garment. Working with Devin and taking notice his execution has changed that habit for me. As a menswear designer, I find that I'll always want my work to be received in a particular light. However, as a creative libra, my emotions might take control of the aesthetic and force an unexpected result. If there's one thing I've learned from the artist is that we have the ability to control what we know about romance and use it to our advantage.
Special thanks to Denzel White for allowing me to work alongside his eye for photography.