Fashion designer, turned filmmaker, Sally Tran’s latest project is a music video for Afro-Pop band Fool’s Gold. The project generated an enormous number of awesome patterns, so Grand Quarterly and Sally partnered with Print All Over Me to create an exclusive line of clothing, which will debut this fall. Sally sat down (via email) with Print All Over Me Creative Director Jesse Finkelstein to talk about the collaboration.
I saw you went to school for Political Science and Visual Arts. How did you plan on mixing the two?
I studied fashion in New Zealand and designed a few lines of my own, but I felt stifled by the creative limitations and ability to incorporate other visual mediums – hence my new role as a film director. I can imagine you had similar experiences which led to the creation of Print All Over Me.
Design and creativity has suddenly become a very democratic process – something you can see happening all over the web. Were you inspired by any specific sites or artists creating work today?
Do you think allowing anyone, anywhere to create a personalized piece of clothing diminishes the work and value established by traditional designers?
Do you have a favorite item currently available on the site?
The site is only one year old. Where do you see it going in the future?