Brilliant John Peel lecture by Iggy Pop.
Some of my favourite bits
Money as a symbol of love.
“The best way to survive the death or change of an industry is too transcend its form. You are better of with an identity of your own. Better yet a few of them.
It’s interesting that capital investment for all its posturing never really leads. It follows.
Be yourself in a consistent way, follow your nose.
Dream! Be generous.
Money, it kills everything and fails to reflect its own image.
Try hard to diversify your skills and your interests.”
“Fashion is very important to me; it’s a platform for me to express myself. My clothes need to represent what I want to say before I actually speak, as fashion is the only way I can defend myself before I open my mouth. Paris is so judgmental and conservative—especially when you’re black—so clothes were the tool I could use to get people’s attention, to be seen as cool and to get my chance. Here in France, I’m part of the first generation born to African immigrants. We don’t have a lot of black lawyers or black doctors yet, so having a black designer doing things you don’t expect is unusual. As a black shoe designer, I’ve got a purpose: I need to show what’s possible. I’m trying to push the culture forward and break boundaries.” Camille Tanoh, interview with Kinfolk
“In a world where millions of women can’t afford safe menstrual hygiene, one man goes on a quest to make the perfect sanitary pad.”