What type of garment is key to your personal style?

Airplane blankets that I wear as scarves.

How many different airplane blankets do you have in your wardrobe?

I have a collection of six different airplane blankets. My favourite is from ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES.

What is it specifically about airplane blankets that you love?

They’re light, warm, you can take a nap with them, hide from the wind or even use them as a picnic blanket.

What are the defining specifications for the perfect airplane blanket scarf?

They have to come from an exotic country and the logo has to look like it has remained unchanged since the 1970s.

Have you ever seen anyone else wearing an airplane blanket?

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.

Do you have a dress code for work? Does your work influence what you wear?

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.

Who or what do you look at for style inspiration? Do you look at fashion?

I only started looking at fashion when I met HEDI SLIMANE a couple of years ago. I was intrigued.

Have you ever considered settling on a strict uniform and what would it be?

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.