12.08.16

LEANDRO CASTRO INTERVIEW: ZAM BARRETT

Zam Barrett.
 
PROFILE
NAME: Zam Barrett
BORN: Kingston, Jamaica
OCCUPATION: Creator of many things// Avant Garde Tailor
PLACE: New York.
WEB: www.ZamBarrett.com



Who is Zam Barrett after all?


This is a hard question…I am many things to many people. Father, friend, husband, boss. he nature and need of the relation defines who i am at any given point in time.


What is the focus of your work?


To create beautiful and interesting things, predominantly in the medium of clothing.  to make items that stirs the emotions of those who come to experience them.


Where does your inspiration come from?


A lot of places, but I have an inbuilt designer to create, to produce, to bring ideas to life, I am happy i am able to make a living by having an outlet for my creativity


Whom would you like to dress?


Intelligent people...People whose appreciation for my work goes beyond the superficial idea that it just looks cool.

Zam Barrett - "Silent Violence" Spring/Summer 2017 | Menswear.

What makes your design unique?


I don't know, this is not the goal, but to create something personally fulfilling, and then to have it appreciated by others.


What kind of people wear Zam Barrett?


Lots of different people. we have customers who are plastic surges and we have customers who are high school students. I think their is a certain spirit connecting them all but I am not sure i can articulate it in words.


Are you an easy person to live with?


I don't know, I am happy with myself, so for me its easy to live with me. but I can see others having challenges with who i am. Human beings are not easy to deal with. I am human.


What makes you angry?


Injustice, unrighteousness.

Zam Barrett - "Silent Violence" Spring/Summer 2017 | Menswear.

What makes you happy?


God, Beauty and a genuine expression of kindness not necessarily to me but just to see people caring for people.


What is your favorite time of year? Why?


Sabbath. I get to rest and to reflect on God and the awesomeness of this flawed universe.


Describe your personal style in three words.


Boots, Black and Busy.


What is your favorite color?


I don't know, I like red but I don't wear as a main color. i like all Colors but always with a tint of grey or black.

Zam Barrett - "Silent Violence" Spring/Summer 2017 | Menswear.

What book are you reading by now?


None, I read A LOT but with getting the collection ready for Paris MFW  I had to ditch reading.


Can you name an artist you admire?


Azzedine Alaïa.


What do you think about art?


I dont…


Your recent songs you're listening at the moment?


I have been listening to Sade and Gregory Isaacs in the showroom.

Zam Barrett - "Silent Violence" Spring/Summer 2017 | Menswear.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


Deplore is a strong word…There are things i'd like to improve yes, like complacency, lateness, but there is nothing I deplore about myself.


Which words or phrases do you most overused?


Playa.


What can we expect from Zam Barrett in the future?


A Stronger Brand, better products and some good needed controversy.


The final question: Where would you most like to be right now?


With my Sons in NY.
Zam Barrett - "Silent Violence" Spring/Summer 2017 | Menswear.

Thank you very much, Zam Barrett!

Leandro Castro


 © Images Courtesy of Zam Barrett