About

Fashion stuff. This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff. 

Dandy Sachs (Genesis Mansilongan) is a young man who has worked in and out of the fashion industry for three years now. From humble beginnings as a fashion assistant, incarnations as an assistant costume designer, a stylist, a fashion editor and finally a full-time position working for one of the most respected fashion houses. This blog started as a documentation of what it was like to begin working in the fashion industry and has now evolved into a documentary of how one relates to fashion and how this relationship defines oneself.

 

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One response to “About

  1. Kristy K

    I love it Genesis!!! Very proud of the man you have become, I look forward to the day where I get to share you with the whole world – you are to good to be kept hidden away.

    xoxo

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