New York magazine recently profiled five New Yorkers who only wear one color, all day, every day. Industrial designer Karim Rashid, a Designer Spotlight, was one of them. Rashid wears white half the time, and pink half the time; somehow the pink doesn't surprise me.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the interview:
Rashid on why he wears all white:
In college, I was obsessed with wearing all white. I felt angelic and free. But then, in the early eighties, I started wearing black. That was status quo in the avant-garde. If you were interesting — a designer, an architect — you wore all black.
On why he also wears pink:
Sometimes I think it’s because my mother dressed me in pink when I was a child. She wanted me to be a girl.
On whether or not he wears pink underwear:
The only place in the world that sells men’s pink underwear is American Apparel.