Brandon Wallace on I’ternal Studios, the Anti-Fashion Movement, and Why You Need AF1s

Hey everyone.

I hope all of you are doing well in terms of everything that is going on right now. I’m still thinking of all of you who have been impacted recently either because of COVID-19 or the inequality and racism our world is facing. If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out last week’s blog post and the statement I made regarding BLM here. I am also sharing a lot of helpful posts on my Instagram story, as well as sharing any black-owned businesses that I find whom you can support!

I talked to my friend Brandon last month, and we did a short little interview that I’m happy to post on here today! Brandon is very creative and has an eye for fashion; he’s always starting and creating new ideas and brands. He talked to me about getting into photography (he shot the pictures I modeled in for PDR!), his inspirations, and so much more. I hope you enjoy!

Emily: Who/what influences your style?

Brandon: The reason I really got into fashion was because of music, and my favorite artist was Kanye West; he influenced my style greatly very early on. Currently, I’m working on curating a style that is me, and as of now I’ve found workwear and Japanese Americana as my biggest inspiration. I also am looking into the anti-fashion movement of the 1990s with designers like Helmet Lang, Ann Demeulemeester, and Raf Simons being my muse.

E: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your goals for the future.

B: My name is Brandon Wallace and I’m from Dallas, Texas. My main goal in life is to have an impact on people and the world, whether it be in fashion or another medium of art. As of right now, I’m working on starting my fashion house, I’ternal Studios (@iternal.studios), and I’m starting to explore photography (@brandonsgallery). I’m starting my styling portfolio to help jumpstart my career in styling.

E: What’s your favorite item in your closet?

B: I have two pieces in my closet that I really enjoy. There’s an NYU sweatshirt I have that I cut the ribbing off of and distressed the bottom and sleeves. I love it because of the shape it has; it now has a cropped look in the sleeves and bottom that look great. My second item would be my Dickies 873 pants. They fit perfect and I can wear them with almost any outfit I come up with.  

E: What’s an item that everyone should have in their wardrobe?

B: The most essential piece everyone should have in their closet is Air Force 1s. You can’t go wrong wearing them and almost every pant falls on them perfectly. It’s overall a timeless sneaker. Even if you can’t dress, Air Force 1s will make you look like you can.  

Thank you again to Brandon for doing this interview with me. To stay up to date on all his endeavors, you can follow him on Instagram @bxdxw_.

Talk to you soon!

-Emily Berrol

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