Hey man, nice to meet you too!
I'm glad you like shabazz palaces, their stuff is probably my #1 inspiration. The spacey ambient approach to hip hip creates a very unique aesthetic. They're very precise and so damn clean, very ahead of their time.
I'll admit I'm an amateur to fashion, even though I've been following fashion since early high school and I'm still learning. I'm taking a fashion design course in Ireland for a month and then I'm back to Canada in a week. After this I'm pursuing fashion design at a university. I know a lot of brands and labels but not too many designers, I'm very picky about what I like, and what I would wear but I think that's a good thing. But what I don't like is shit like diamond supply co and zumiez styled clothing, etc. I'm always open to new things.
Besides that my favorite designer is Rick Owens, and I take a lot of inspiration from him. I love his futuristic approach also to his garments, and a very dramatic style. My style is very dramatic as well. Rick knows his style and you can tell that thats Rick without looking at the label. He's also so fucking cool. Also I know it sounds generic but I really like Stone Island. Their textures and colourways, I also take inspiration. Cavempt's designs are pretty dope too I own a few shirts from them.
Kapital is veeeery cool, and experimental. They're definitely different from the rest of the crowd (this hat right here, prime example) https://shop.havenshop.ca/products/kapital-kountry-military-remake-jet-cap
And about the persona, a quote once I heard was "take an ideal image of yourself and resemble it as much as you can" I live by that. Cause you're not being another person, you're being yourself. But you do you man.
But yeah man. I'm just looking to learn from fashion, talk to people about it and expand my knowledge, and meet some cool fucking people. Are there any cool new designers you know that I could check out? I'm always looking for something new.