This holiday season Inkloo spent time with Grammy-awarded artist, Anthony Hamilton, as he modeled our designers' collections and played his favorite songs off his new album, Love is the New Black.
Dontaya: When you think about inclusion, what does that mean to you and why is it important?
Anthony: Inclusion means to be apart of...to add. And that's important because I think we all have a different vibration, a different color, a different personality, and it makes everything all more beautiful.
Dontaya: Who is your favorite black fashion designer?
Anthony: You know, there's a few: Ozwald Boateng, I like him a lot. There's a guy Kenneth Flanagan who I've been working with. I love Virgil and what he's doing. Kanye, you gotta love Kanye. He's taken something so simple and made it absolutely amazing in terms of fashion. Dapper Dan, you have to give him respect. We are fashion, we are trends, we are style, we are culture. We created it, all of it. All that's popular, we did that.
Dontaya: Is there any item (from Inkloo) you want to consign?
Anthony: The shirt that had the bright orange print.
Dontaya: So, that's from BruceGlen.
Anthony: BruceGlen, yeah! Man, I liked their stuff a lot as well. That was cool, it was funky. It made me feel like the 1970s.
Dontaya: So, we can have you co-sign on that one?
Anthony: Absolutely. BruceGlen, you did it again with the cropped-open, chest out. All my jewelry showing. Blackness, and you made it fabulous.
Dontaya: Any last remarks about today?
Anthony: I think the shoot was one of my favorites. I've done a lot and it had a different energy. A youthful energy. It was alive and felt alive. It wasn't pretentious. It was absolutely about fashion, and I think everybody included everyone's opinion, which makes it more successful.
Dontaya: It's inclusive.
This interview has been edited and condensed since recorded on11/24/21. We also pay our respects to the late, Virgil Abloh. The true epitome of inclusion.