Massachusetts native KT uses design to counter set fashion styles. Her look (literally) reverses the boundaries of a co-ord, stuffing plastic pockets with the knit her piece was made from. A testimony to the standing up “or I guess sitting down” of Colin Kaepernick during the NFL’s National Anthem in 2016.
Do you think less resources makes you more creative? By this I mean the challenge of working with dead stock?
Yes, I mean it forces you to be creative. I was the only person who got a bag of only beanies. So everyone was kind of like jealous but I realized, slowly, that because I was limited perchance, that I could explore more than they could. Because I think limits are what push people to break rules.
What’s the inspiration behind this look?
MoMA’s Items exhibit. I was really moved by the fact the museum bought Colin Kaepernick's jersey from the 49'ers just for the exhibit, and because '47 represents teams like the 49'ers, I wanted my first look to speak for itself and for Kaepernick. The political turmoil in the sports industry that has risen as athletes speak out about racial equality is super interesting to me, so I saw it as an opportunity to use my freedom of speech through clothing like Kaepernick used his taking a knee during the national anthem in his last season with the 49'ers.