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What does the word “creativity” mean to you? And where do you find your inspiration?

Creativity to me is the freedom to be honest and a representation of yourself in many ways, in your own perspective. Creativity is different with everyone and that’s what makes it unique – we all see things, have perceptions on something, opinions, perspectives and voice very differently. I find that creativity can be found anywhere, even in the most mundane situation or thing. Aside from fashion references, I find my inspiration in many other things that catches the mood or my attention in an instant. Architecture, nature, music, movement, textures and even the silhouette of a shadow shapes differently in my mind. Although not everyone would agree or would gravitate the same way, inspiration and creativity will always be unique to the eyes of the beholder.

What are your favourite art forms that you are most well-versed in?

To be honest, I have a few different favourite art forms that I have developed over the years. From drawing to music to photography, it all comes down to the same general art form – styling composition. I can’t be sure if I am excellently well-versed at all, but I have taken the advantage of this simple concept (or, skill) into everything I create and produce. I have always been encouraged by my father to always be appreciative of the arts – styling composition started when I understood the composition of the anatomy in drawing techniques, every string of notes in a soprano’s voice and, the perspective and angle in a photographer’s eye. Being influenced by different forms of art, I gradually progress in how creativity and inspiration is like to me over the years. Without learning different trades of art, I doubt I’ll be inspired to be as driven as I am today.

How do you overcome a creative roadblock?

It’s very simple: stop and relax. Creative roadblocks are humanely normal for just about everyone. The only way to get back on your feet is to stop and give yourself a little breather. I usually rewind back to the things that inspired me in the first place – read, draw, listen to music or even take a stroll. I have taken a liking and habit to watch fashion documentaries like Advanced Fashion or Bill Cunningham: New York, on moments I feel I have dwelled long enough and feel motivated again. The trick about creative roadblocks is that they are self-inducing to the unconscious mind. As we push more of ourselves in times of low, the more we start to build a thicker roadblock over time. Sit back and relax, enjoy it.

From a creative’s point of view, do you think art and fashion work hand in hand?

Fashion has always been inspired by art and culture – without art, fashion can never survive without it. That being said, art is a definitive reference point to fashion. As a creative’s point of view, I believe that all art forms are analogous that holds these different ‘forms’ into balance. Fashion is a lifestyle of art – art in human size form, simply. Although the misconception of high-fashion is heavily cultured by the avant garde or fast-fashion being the centre of demand by the people and commerce, the generalization of fashion will always remain as a point of reference to art - mainly in the form of textures, silhouette and colour.

Check out her Instagram page: @jshnaaa

 

 
charles & keith stories campaign,

What does the word “creativity” mean to you? And where do you find your inspiration?

Creativity to me is the freedom to be honest and a representation of yourself in many ways, in your own perspective. Creativity is different with everyone and that’s what makes it unique – we all see things, have perceptions on something, opinions, perspectives and voice very differently. I find that creativity can be found anywhere, even in the most mundane situation or thing. Aside from fashion references, I find my inspiration in many other things that catches the mood or my attention in an instant. Architecture, nature, music, movement, textures and even the silhouette of a shadow shapes differently in my mind. Although not everyone would agree or would gravitate the same way, inspiration and creativity will always be unique to the eyes of the beholder.

What are your favourite art forms that you are most well-versed in?

To be honest, I have a few different favourite art forms that I have developed over the years. From drawing to music to photography, it all comes down to the same general art form – styling composition. I can’t be sure if I am excellently well-versed at all, but I have taken the advantage of this simple concept (or, skill) into everything I create and produce. I have always been encouraged by my father to always be appreciative of the arts – styling composition started when I understood the composition of the anatomy in drawing techniques, every string of notes in a soprano’s voice and, the perspective and angle in a photographer’s eye. Being influenced by different forms of art, I gradually progress in how creativity and inspiration is like to me over the years. Without learning different trades of art, I doubt I’ll be inspired to be as driven as I am today.

How do you overcome a creative roadblock?

It’s very simple: stop and relax. Creative roadblocks are humanely normal for just about everyone. The only way to get back on your feet is to stop and give yourself a little breather. I usually rewind back to the things that inspired me in the first place – read, draw, listen to music or even take a stroll. I have taken a liking and habit to watch fashion documentaries like Advanced Fashion or Bill Cunningham: New York, on moments I feel I have dwelled long enough and feel motivated again. The trick about creative roadblocks is that they are self-inducing to the unconscious mind. As we push more of ourselves in times of low, the more we start to build a thicker roadblock over time. Sit back and relax, enjoy it.

From a creative’s point of view, do you think art and fashion work hand in hand?

Fashion has always been inspired by art and culture – without art, fashion can never survive without it. That being said, art is a definitive reference point to fashion. As a creative’s point of view, I believe that all art forms are analogous that holds these different ‘forms’ into balance. Fashion is a lifestyle of art – art in human size form, simply. Although the misconception of high-fashion is heavily cultured by the avant garde or fast-fashion being the centre of demand by the people and commerce, the generalization of fashion will always remain as a point of reference to art - mainly in the form of textures, silhouette and colour.

Check out her Instagram page: @jshnaaa