Collaborators

THEO WHITE FOR THE THEO TRENCH

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Albert Town, Trelawny, Jamaica

WHY DID YOU MOVE TO LONDON?
Seeking a better life is guess,  My mama moved here in the 90’s and I followed shortly after once she’d saved up enough to buy my flight.

WHAT KEEPS YOU HERE?
London is home for me now but Jamaica is forever in my heart and with me wherever I go. Call me ah yardie lol.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE JAMAICAN CULTURE AND THE GAY COMMUNITY?
Disgusting, I hope i will live to see the day when gay people are free to live and express themselves and they choice and treated as human beings not just in Jamaica but many country’s around the world too

FAVOURITE JAMAICAN PHRASE?
Goodie, Mih Seh!

IF AIR PANGEA SENT YOU ON A FIRST CLASS TRIP RIGHT NOW, WHO WOULD YOU BRING? DEAD OR ALIVE
My whole family and we’d have a BIG reunion on the beach somewhere in Jamaica, That would be super cute.

Store: Theos Trench Coat

TAYA FRANCIS FOR TAYAS CLARKS

FAVOURITE JAMAICA FOOD?
Chicken and pumpkin soup

WHY CLARKS?
My University final collection was based on my Jamaican heritage, and the idea to customise Clarks came from an image in the book, ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ by Al Fingers. Inside there’s an image of a stall selling bootleg Clarks, the print designs on the shoes were just so much better than what Clarks were doing at the time/ what Clarks do now. I decided to ‘bootleg’ Wallabees inspired by the prints, colours and design of the fake Clarks. Jamaicans (including myself) LOVE Clarks, so it wouldn’t have felt right not including them.

IF AIR PANGEA SENT YOU ON A FIRST CLASS TRIP RIGHT NOW, WHO WOULD YOU BRING? DEAD OR ALIVE
I’d take my boyfriend… alive lol

Store: Tayas Clarks Low 

Store: Tayas Clarks Boot

CONNOR GAFFE FOR THE CONNOR SHIRT

FAVOURITE JAMAICAN SONG?
Probably Uptown Ranking would be my fave.

CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR ILLNESS?
Lymphomas becoming a more common disease in young people. There are over 50 types of blood cancers so you can imagine the extent of the problem- it’s quite a friendly cancer in my case. Keeping in mind your health is your wealth. Our bodies are the core to our solar system. Take control. Get on with it. But also don’t ignore any issues that don’t feel right- because there are consequences.

IF AIR PANGEA SENT YOU ON A FIRST CLASS TRIP RIGHT NOW, WHO WOULD YOU BRING? DEAD OR ALIVE
Che Guevara, Frida Khalo, My great grandad and Gil Scott-heron. What a conversation that would be.

Store: Connors Shirt Pink

Store: Connors Shirt White