Emma D’Arcy: “Clothes Are Armor For Me”
Clothing, for most people, is central to who they are and how they express themselves. But for gender-fluid or trans people, clothes play an even more fundamental role. I’m a trans-masc presenting person, and broadly, my instinct is to wear rigid shapes softly. I used to be more into texture, but now I’m gradually getting more into bright colors. I love wearing things owned by other people with different stories. I grew up wearing garments found in charity shops. I love the idea that my clothes have had a life before me. It’s a lot of responsibility to create a history with an object, whereas getting something secondhand, it has already been on a journey before you. Clothes are armor for me. They’re essential to who I am, and I feel different in different outfits. Read more at Highsnobiety.