“In affairs of the heart, a gentleman attempts, above all else, never to appear desperate. If he senses that he is being given the cold shoulder, he does not continue in pursuit of a person who has little interest in his attention. If he does sense that there is hope for a second chance, he waits a few weeks and then tries again, making sure not to refer to his previous bad luck…”—
“I’m FRE$HER than you all
So I don’t have to pause
All of yall can suck my balls through my draws
Dark knight feelin’
Die you be a hero
Or live long enough to see yourself become a villan
I went from the favorite
To the most hated
But would you rather be underpaid or overrated?
Moral victories is for minor league coaches
And ‘ye already told you we major you cockroaches
Show me where the boats is
The hammer went and broke so you know I’m more focused
I lost 30 mill so spent another 30
Cause unlike hammer 30 million can’t hurt me
The fuck am I saying
Not only am I fly
I’m fucking not Playin
All these little bitches
Too big for their riches
Burning their little bridges
Fucking ridiculous”—Jay-Z - So Appallled
At what point did fashion start to play a role in your career? It’s always been a huge part of my life since day one. I wanted clothing that I couldn’t find, so I decided to make it.
Do you have a guilty pleasure? SpongeBob SquarePants.
Whose style is making you take notice right now? I love the way Charlize Theron and Kate Moss dress.
What is the most unexpected thing you’ve experienced designing? I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it’s often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation. Another thing is how time-consuming the process is.
Which designers have piqued your interest lately? Junya Watanabe and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.
Where is your favorite place in the world? Japan, for sure — the energy, the people, the city, the art.
What song can you not get enough of these days? "Come Running to Me," by Herbie Hanc
What excites you most about the success of your label, billionaire boys club? It’s really amazing when I see kids wearing the label at my shows or on the streets. It never gets old.
What is the best advice that you have received? Don’t play the rules… play by your rules!
Do you have any words of wisdom for a young person getting started in the fashion industry? Study the greats.