G-Dragon: “Since [Pyrex and Hood By Air] are new brands that are out at the moment, I just wanted to purchase them and try them out. Before, if you bought it, you bought it—whatever. But now, whether it’s through Instagram or whatnot, once the photos circulate, the people behind the brands start to take notice. And if they approve of it, they’ll just send a bunch of stuff. We end up doing collaborations, and it works out like that.
In a way, purchasing all these clothes is a way of studying how things work.
“I never studied fashion design. I’ve done music for 10 years now, and there are many people that worked and studied fashion design for more than 10 years and it didn’t really work out for them. So I don’t think it’s in my place to just go into it without much background. You know, Pyrex is more event-driven. They have a whole set of pieces with Pyrex as the theme and they’ll probably make another set with a different theme. I thought about doing something like that, which is more event-driven, more of a one-off. In a way, purchasing all these clothes is a way of studying how things work. And when I think I’m ready to put out my own stuff, I’ll have a better understanding as a whole.”