MONTREAL I KYRON WARRICK
At ADAPTURE, we are driven by both technology and creativity, and are curious as to how these elements push creatives to new levels of innovation. We strive to make connections with like minded people who share the pursuit of these ideals.
In Montreal there’s a strong scene of young creatives and culture heavily influenced by the apparel industry that used to take place in the city. Each person we spoke with had a different backstory to how they got into fashion and apparel. With the presence of retailers like SSENSE and OFF THE HOOK, the city has an opportunity to be expressive with unique pieces that help express their own creativity identity.
Words: Shane Long
Photography: Shane Long
Videography: Christian Boakye-Agyeman
We visited our friend Kryon Warrick / @gotsweige along with Force of Nature and chatted about fashion, style and culture. Kyron is a stylist and he also works with creative direction for his clients. We wanted to showcase his unique style and expressive creativity with his fits.
During our shoot we had some conversations about the importance of playing with silhouettes for styling. On his Youtube channel Kyron gives insights to trends and educates others how to wear some specific brands (Rick Owens, Chrome Hearts, Raf Simon) in a different approach where you could integrate pieces into your everyday wardrobe regardless of body type.
We’ve also got into the topic about current trends and how to seek new information. There is a group of stylists and influencers who are going above and beyond to do research and create content for others to educate people on what is currently on trend and also how to make apparel exciting for their everyday life.
Kyron is wearing the Relaxed Fit T-shirt in Black Forest
As an old head growing up with little technology we relied on word of mouth or small communities to find our information. We looked at clothing and apparel as a sense of self identity, same as how music / culture / material goods reflect who we are. But we’re also so invested in alternative brands, because we wanted to be unique in that sense, always buying rare or limited products that gives us that sense of elitism to set us apart from others. A good thing that stemmed from that, is that people who are into the subculture of obscure clothing were somewhat outliers in the society. We did not want anything generic or easily accessible because it’s kind of our ego and sense of identity on the line if we conform to that. But the current apparel industry has been extremely saturated and nothing is as sacred as it used to be. Now you can get anything anywhere and people can start getting into the realm of apparel / fashion so easily now and jump on current trends so quickly. It kind of kills the sense of individualism that we created for ourselves when others can replicate it without understanding where it all stems from.
That being said, we value that knowledge and information because we’ve invested in it. On the flip side, although people just started getting into it, they are still genuinely interested in clothes and will seek the knowledge and catch up and really try to creatively define themselves with fashion.
Kyron is wearing the Relaxed Fit T-shirt in Sunflower