REDMILK LOVES OUT OF THE BOX MINDS! DISCOVER THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ONELL EDNACOT.
1.Tell me a story that has happen to you that could only happen in your home town.
I was raised in San Diego, California which was amazing nothing particularly crazy has happened there but we get fires and earth quakes so that’s pretty gnarly! One time I saw Tyra Banks at Fashion Valley Mall and I told her I really wanted a Life-Size sequel with Lindsay Lohan and she laughed!
2.If I gave you a 1.000$ shopping spree online where will you shop beside Amazon?
Probably Uniqlo for t-shirts, Byredo for fragrance, shoes from Nike, and jeans from APC or Acne. I would use the rest of the money to buy chocolate from Vosges and lots of Pax Era cartridges.
3.Currently who is your favourite artist what about their work inspires you?
I love Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum; she had an amazing exhibit at the Pompidou a few years back that really captivated me. I also love poetry and art by American artist and activist Cleo Wade because the messages are so meaningful and empowering — she just released her new book earlier this summer called Heart Talk and reading a few pages in the morning over an almond latte is the perfect way to start your day.
4.Its apparent that you have a unique aesthetic and personality. So what was the threshold that made you share it with the world?
I always really liked fashion as a child and I thought I would go into design but I knew I wouldn’t take my education seriously unless it was a challenge so I ended up studying political science which I really enjoyed because it stimulated me in a different way than fashion, I used to get in trouble though because I would skip class to watch live-streamed shows at the Starbucks on campus. The very first live stream I ever watched was McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis and we had a pop quiz on Foccoult that day that I failed, still passed the class though!
5.There is a. lot of concern with overconsumption of non reusable materials in everyday products. But how do you feel about the use of the same products in fashion items such as bags, clothings shoes and accessories?
Sustainability in fashion is growing to be such a key focus and a lot of brands and designers are making an effort to improve their practices which I think is fantastic! I love when brands repurpose textiles and garments and in the future hopefully we can work towards implementing this towards retail when it comes to deliveries and being mindful of what you’re buying. The thing is, shoppers are so finicky and always crave and want something new and exciting so unless we rein this in from a consumer stand point, retailers and brands won’t adapt to smaller scale deliveries. I love see now buy now models, it makes the desire for items really strong and excites shoppers, it also is so effective because it lets you gauge just how strong something will sell and if it is something worth doing consistently.
6.What is your favorite jungle animal? And why?
Jungle animals scare the shit out of me but I guess if I were to choose a favorite it would be a Tarsier which is an animal only found in the Philippines or a sloth because I’m always sleepy.
Concept Carmen Julia Duran Garcia