Culture Trip: Describe the aesthetic of Sext Pixels?
Sarah Lathrop: Pink poser punk. It’s lame to say something’s punk. Cool punks wouldn’t say they’re punk.
CT: Tell me a little about your background, and how it has inspired the line.
SL: I went to school for film and theatre in New Orleans. I did costume for a minute and then I decided to make clothes. I like the element of costume. As a designer, I’m self-taught; well, my mom taught me to sew.
CT: Who in the fashion industry is inspiring you right now?
CT: And what about places? What countries or cities excite your aesthetic?
SL: Japan really inspires me and London inspires me. New York City has cool style too. The subway is my favorite place to style watch.
CT: What should every girl go out and buy right now?
SL: A choker. (Kidding!) A shirt that’s all cut up with safety pins.
CT: What’s your design process like?
SL: Sometimes I just make it. Sometimes, I draw it onto the fabric. I’m trying to be more detailed now.
CT: You use a lot of plastic in your designs. What’s the best way to store a garment made of plastic?
SL: Don’t fold plastic.
CT: Speaking of storing your clothing, what’s the best way to organize your closet?
SL: It’s not always good to get rid of things. You never know when something is going to come back, or you feel like reinventing it. So, it’s important to not leave everything too messy. But then again, I might not be the best at explaining how to keep an organized closet.
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