CLOTHES BEYOND BEDSHEETS: AN INTERVIEW WITH GHOSTFACE
by Jasper L
It’s rare to find someone who blends styles, silhouettes and designers with as much whimsy and as much ease as Styleforum’s ghostface. He has an incredible eye both for texture and for color - and he’s perhaps unsurprisingly erudite, which comes across in his responses to interview questions as well as in the way he dresses.
What drew you to clothing? Did you have a long gestation period, or did you roll out of bed one day and think, “You know what, I need a change”?
I’ve always been drawn to beautiful natural materials, weird textures, clean lines, and organic shapes. The earliest manifestations of that attraction drew me to alpine mountain environments and, when back in civilization, to amateur interior design. In both cases I was seeking and finding a certain kind of aesthetic experience, a sense of harmony that included elements of risk and imperfection. It was only natural for this interest to spread eventually to clothing, since choosing what to put on our bodies is just a more intimate, direct version of shaping our personal environments. But I only made that transition in a deliberate way five or so years ago. I suppose that does make it a long gestation period.
Written by Shobo Coker (right) and drawn by his brother Shofela Coker (left), Outcasts of Jupiter, a sci-fi adventure comic, takes place in the distant future, where outlaws and refugees roam the universe looking to survive.
My brother’s on Kickstarter trying to get funding for a feature film project called “The Hades Pit”. Check out the pitch video above and if you are interested in seeing something like this, please donate!
He has done quite a few features already on shoestring budgets and you can check them out on the Kickstarter page.