Airplane blankets that I wear as scarves.
I have a collection of six different airplane blankets. My favourite is from ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES.
They’re light, warm, you can take a nap with them, hide from the wind or even use them as a picnic blanket.
They have to come from an exotic country and the logo has to look like it has remained unchanged since the 1970s.
I’ve never seen any other man wearing airplane blanket scarves. But last year I found out my aunt has an airplane blanket scarf collection! We swapped a few items, as we both had spares. I exchanged an AMERICAN AIRLINES one for an AIR FRANCE one.
Work for me is being a musician. Clothes I wear on stage have to be light enough to dance and sweat in and loose enough to sing in, with lots of air swelling my belly. We’ve started a collaboration with the designer JULIEN DAVID. He lent us clothes and we wear them on stage and during promo. So I guess that’s my new work outfit. Although when I write and compose at home, in my cold Bruxelles flat, I often wear a woolen Jelaba a sufi singer gave me in Morocco.
I only started looking at fashion when I met HEDI SLIMANE a couple of years ago. I was intrigued.
I went through a phase of wearing only white shirts. That was when I lost my job as an assistant and decided to be a full-time poor musician. I think it was a way to reassure myself. I thought it looked less unemployed.