Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Fashion -

New York-based Trevor “Trou­ble” Andrew wasn’t al­ways a graffiti artist. He started out in sport, skate­board­ing and rep­re­sent­ing Canada in snow­board­ing at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics. “I got into arts through sports, ac­tu­ally. Skate­board­ing taught me a dif­fer­ent way of think­ing,” says Andrew. “The no-rules and any­thing-goes phi­los­o­phy stuck with me, and that’s how I like to ap­proach my art.” Andrew, who is bet­ter known as Guc­cighost, was cho­sen by Michele to work with the brand on the women’s fash­ion show for Fe­bru­ary. Ev­ery­thing was graf­fi­tied—from mink coats and silk blouses to leather ac­ces­sories—and the gam­ble paid off. “You can tell Alessan­dro re­ally loves what he does and he’s tak­ing risks with the brand not out of fear,” Andrew says. “He’s so great at bringing peo­ple and ideas to­gether in ways you would not ex­pect.” For the Guc­cighost Room at Dover Street Mar­ket Ginza, Andrew brought Brook­lyn to Tokyo. “I wanted to trans­form the window to rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent facets of me and for it to loosely re­sem­ble my stu­dio.” It brings to­gether looks from the au­tumn/ winter 2016 show with vis­ual cues such as paint cans and skate­boards. “What’s been great about work­ing with Alessan­dro is that it never feels like work. We’re just a cou­ple of friends hang­ing out and mak­ing art.”

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