Loux, the Vintage Fashioner

For some people fashion might be a plain dress up but for this self-taught fashion guru, fashion is everything.

If you see what local fashion designer, Lourens Loux Gebhardt, also known as Loux the Vintage Guru, assembles on his tumbler, than you would agree that he is one out of many who has the passion for style. He’s tumbler is filled with photographs of models in stylish outfits, and there’s no doubt that this chic young designer has a creative eye and has a clear understanding of what fashion is.

Loux shared with Artlife’s Selma Neshiko what fashion means to him.

Fashion is the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning. Putting on clean presentable outfits make me feel good about myself.

Fashion comes with uniqueness, everyone should have their own style and that’s what makes each of us unique. For instance my vintage style, I call it sophistication punk, a mixture of vintage and class.

Fashion is fun because I can interact with it in my daily life and use it to express myself. It displays my personality and preferences.

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are. It is imperative to me because it shows respect with one self. It is an outward statement of how I dress, not only to define me but to tell a story about my life.

Fashion is a form of self-expression and adornment. The way I dress shows an expression to the world. I might feel incompatible, but my style shows my individual uniqueness.

Loux is currently collaborating with Khumbula, a group of stylists and designers from Johannesburg, South Africa, that aim to unite Africa through fashion. He is also a founder of a clothing brand called Loux, whereby he designs male clothing with the slogan ‘A Gentleman’s living’.

Source : New Era