This Valentine’s day see the beauty in everything
“It’s a lot, I know,” Patrick tells me in his British accent, “I create this crazy iconography of BJs and will put it on a Hermes bag.” His poetry is even more explicit and features some pretty intense sexual proclivities.
We’re in his Bushwick studio the day I pick up my custom Iceberg. “Take good care of it,” the artist tells me with doting affection. The loving tone isn’t for me, it’s for the two crying heads featured on my white shoulder bag.
You see, Patrick Church captures the beauty in everything, that’s why I can carry a bag with ugly cryers on it and still get a bunch of compliments. Where the layman perceives unwanted emotions or vulgar innuendos, the artist reveals alternative expressions of beauty and love.
His AW 2019 collection ‘Dearly Beloved’ explores this theme explicitly. Handmade wedding dresses are delicately displayed throughout the presentation while tiger prints and a floor-length faux fur coat emblazoned with the word ‘SEX’ bring attention to our more primitive inclinations. My favorite is the all over cherry prints because one can never have too many phallic symbols scattered across one’s body.
The models, which include a variety of activists, creatives, transgenders and gender fluid people are outfitted in vibrant prints and bespoke garments that enhance their fearless love for self and others. For a people who have been subjected to systematic self-hate and suffered social injustice, these fashion moments become a revolutionary act.
Check out pics of his collection below with a V-Day poetic intro for added love vibes.
Roses are red, violets are blue, a Patrick Church Valentine loves you just for you.