We met with Barry to talk about his grail, purchased at our market in July 2019.
What brings you to the market edition of De KLOFFIE Markt today?
Barry: On your Instagram feed I noticed one of the vendors who was fully dressed in Rick Owens and selling Rick Owens pieces during the last edition. I missed that edition. Luckily he was going to sell the next edition again. So I thought, well, that must be worth a visit. That’s the reason I went and indeed he had a lot of Rick Owens items.
What have you seen today that you really like or that you bought for example?
Barry: I bought a vest of Rick Owens, it’s a nice item to use for layering with my other clothes. So I’m really happy that I bought this item today. I also found a Raf Simons top, I think it’s from the nineties. I haven’t decided yet to buy it or not.
“I’m re-living my youth again, the nineties were a great era for me. Back then I couldn’t effort it. Now that I have the money for it, I’m going for it!’’
Why are you interested in slow fashion or second-hand pieces?
Barry: I am interested for a couple of reasons. One of the reasons is that I’m re-living my youth again. The nineties were a great era for me. Back then I couldn’t effort it. Now that I have the money for it, I’m going for it!
Do you think it is important to choose slow fashion over fast fashion?
Barry: If you like to dress nice and unique, I think it is. For me it’s also nice to hunt the pieces that I would like to have. And sometimes you can find grails.
Have you been here before?
Barry: I think it’s my second or third time. The first time that I was here, I scored a very cool Comme Des Garcons sweater. That’s why I’m here again.
Also want to treasure hunt? Join our upcoming market on 07 September 2019.
Location: De Hallen Amsterdam
Times: 12.00h – 17.00h
Check out our Facebook event for more info here.