we got this, honey

Ppl often stare in disbelief after having asked me what it is that I actually do.  If you have ever questioned me in this fashion you should know that my usual response is: "Everything" (or more specifically)  "I can build anything".  I mean, it is the truth.  It's not that I like to brag or boast of my own abilities, I have just been bless't.

A few months ago, I was standing in line at a make-shift Starbucks when I overheard the snickering of two fashion industry professionals.  These two gentlemen were discussing a third individual whom I assume they both knew.  The more portly man said to the other,

"...and he says that his firm is 'multidisciplinary'...ha, ha, ha.."

In a burgeoning world of "unbelievers", I, along with RDD, stand as an exception to a withering rule.  Future design generations face a huge opposition.  This resistance will come not from their peers but from the competitive critiques of their professors.  Who being blatant skeptics to modernity promote a standard only good enough to gain employment for someone else.

Even though the vessel is found equipped with the necessary thick black-framed glasses, drop-crotch harems, and every pair of Jeremy Scott for Adidas high-top's produced, the antiquated message is the same:  EXTREME SPECIALIZATION IS THE ONLY OPTION.

I doubt it.  

2 dresses I made in 2 days for the closing of the Frida & Deigo show at the High Museum.

Frida & Diego Dresses by Antonio Darden.  Models: Shari & Cindy Madkins.

Frida & Diego Dresses by Antonio Darden.  Models: Shari & Cindy Madkins.

Frida & Deigo Fashion Show.  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.  

Frida & Deigo Fashion Show.  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.