I love collaborations. It's the only way we get to advance and learn things about ourselves when we come together for a cause. It may be in art, music, fashion. Think about some great collaborations that put Target on the map when they would launch a collection with a well known designer. Or how merchandise quickly went out of stock with the HM and Balmain Collaboration. In music, some greatests hits have come from collaborations, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. I can never take out that beat when California love is blasting, Tupac and Dr.Dre did the damn thing! Jaz and Linkin Park can I have an Encore.... I can go on forever.
I met Champ back in 2013 while he was shooting my Fashion with Roshie Episodes in New York. We hit it off immediately. I thought it would be a daunting task because I had never been in front of a camera, talking and doing interviews. Our friendship has blossomed over the years so it was without a doubt when he told me about his creative collective brand," The industry is watching." which is bringing underground artists, musicians, designers together to create amazing authentic work.
In this age that we live in, we are being watched constantly by surveillance cameras, by other people on social media when we share our work, food, workouts and so forth. For creatives, this is a great time to showcase your craft or passion. There is someone out there. They are always watching so keep doing your work, push it forth, you just might be the next big collaboration.