PAPER - Talking Solange with One of the Designers of Her "Don't Touch My Hair" Outfits
If you have not yet availed yourself of Solange Knowles' video for "Don't Touch My Hair," drop everything and do it now….we'll wait. Her latest album, A Seat At The Table, is already being touted as a landmark moment in music for the year and for good reason: The soul, pride, and honesty are like nothing we've seen and heard in a minute. And not surprisingly, her first video is suffused with the artists' own singular style, with looks that can only be characterized as so Solange . Notable among them were custom pieces by Los Angeles-based designer James Flemons whose line PHLEMUNS is becoming a go-to for bold and intelligent artists, performers and creative movers and shakers (like actress Ella Purnell in our Beautiful People issue). We spoke to the burgeoning designer about being part of Solanges' watershed moment, what it's like working in Los Angeles vs. New York, and what's next for him (hint: denim!).