Distinctive styles yet similar in what they represent: fashion and dance are intrinsically linked. Through expression and exhibition, both fields allow people to showcase their feelings and values in a way that requires few words to be spoken.
This ethos was what inspired us to collaborate with Taylor-Kae Knott, the young South London native who's been making serious waves in the dance and fashion scenes. A full-time model, dance artist and social media presence, his portfolio speaks for itself, with shoots already done for Snipe and Pull Bear as well as an Instagram following of nearly 150,000. We arranged a photo shoot and interview with him in February, to showcase some of our latest collections.
Filmed on location in East London, at Studio Spaces' bespoke White Studio, the day was a standout success. Modelling some of our pieces from Off White, Stone Island and Balenciaga to name a few, he displayed exactly why his presence in fashion and dance is here to stay. We curated several outfits that represent the DPUS aesthetic and created a video to show what went down on the day. Check out the interview and teaser video below.
DPUS: Hey Taylor, thanks for taking part with our series and collaborating with DPUS, truly appreciated. What would you consider your favourite brands and why do they stand out to you?
T: My favourite brands are Ralph Lauren, Palm Angels, Off-White and Sicko. I just love the vision and choices they make with fashion. They all bring in a distinctive vibe and
are suitable for any occasion.
DPUS: What does fashion and dance mean to you?
T: Dance and fashion both go hand-hand. As artists/creatives, we understand what it’s like to produce artwork and showcase it. To be able to create something that has meaning and substance already creates a language to read.
DPUS: How do you feel in your clothing?
T: In my clothing, I feel like how I’m supposed to. I feel good, I feel confident and I feel like I’m on my own wave. DPUS: Your fashion choices seem to Inspire and influence many. Are there any tips or messages you would like to leave your followers? T: To all my people supporting the ting! In whatever you do, follow your feeling and trust it. You also have the power to inspire and build a foundation for others. It all starts by coming from a good place. Always bring something new to the table.
With a down-to-earth attitude and a character that's wise beyond his years, the future is certainly bright for Taylor-Kae Knott. We'll be forming more collaborations between fashion and artists in the coming months, so keep an eye out for those.
Taylor-Kae Knotts - https://www.instagram.com/taylorkaeknott/
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