INSPIRED BY JEANS

RELIGION CLOTHING

A Q&A with Religion Clothing’s brand ambassador Alfredo Bove

What are you most proud of in regards to your career?

Every time I have the opportunity to work on a new project I get really excited. I am proud to have introduced the following brands successfully to the North American market: Religion, Miss Sixty, Energie, Evisu, Eplay, Shangana and Buddhist Punk.

What is coming up that really excites you?

Creating different ways of operating in the market using the current marketing tools and technology.

Who or what is your greatest inspiration in fashion or outside of fashion?

All forms of arts, design and the understanding of the human experience inspire me. I am constantly re-inventing.

Who in the creative world do you most identify with or are you most inspired by?

Apple and their ability to be creative stimulating the design while introducing esthetically beautiful revolutionary products. Google for the ability to use creativity applied to new technology. In the world of art, Kupka, Kandinsky, Velazquez, to mention a few, are a simple example of creativity by attempting to communicate with the use of color, strokes and light mystical concepts.

What about them inspires you?

Their ability to re-create and to re-invent.

What makes you the happiest?

Spending time with my family and friends, learning, nature, traveling and food.

What do you like to spend your money on?

Traveling, learning, and all activities that benefit not only myself but give value to people I love and the community at large.

Who or what do you love most in the world and why?

Life! In all the different ways it manifests itself and the energy that connects all our reality.

If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now, what would you be doing or like to be doing?

A researcher in the medical field, or a profession where I could contribute to the health and well being of humanity.

Who do you think is the most underrated designer or other artist to you?

The ones that are not supported because they don’t comply with the “system.”

What are your three favorite places on the planet?

Naples, New York and the next place I am going to visit.

If you were a bumper sticker, what would it say? 

Think, Desire, Do.

All clothes are by RELIGION. To shop and to find out more: www.religionclothing.com

Belt by BRYLAND website: www.bryland.com

CONTRIBUTORS

Model: Maxine Schiff
Photographer: Michael Williams
Hair: Pepper Pastor
Makeup: Michelle Coursey
Clothes by: Religion Clothing
Brand Ambassador: Alfredo Bove
Fashion Editor: Wendy McNett
Associate Fashion Editor: Farah Alimi