If one day ever I woke up and decided to start afresh, I will start using brands I only hear about but have never used. I know it sounds kooky but sometimes I wonder if one is only limited to what he knows best. I may plug Vuitton all the time for example, but that’s only because I am so familiar with it.
What about the others? Comme des Garçons, John Varvatos, Martin Margiela, the list goes on and on. The ‘cult’ brands. Brands that are often overlooked, especially here in Singapore where the big 5 are royalty. Where Louis Vuitton is king and Gucci is queen and others like Chanel, Prada and Hermès hold court. And that’s it.
So if I ever had the chance to do it all over again, my first piece will be the Martin Margiela Two-Fold Antiqued Long Wallet (SGD430 or so). It is stunning, different and oh-so-unique. And I think I will probably be the only one in Singapore to own it.