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Hello, My Name is GANGSTER

GANGSTER, a renowned bboy, 3-on-3 basketball player and also 
an influencer with 650,000 followers on Weibo. We take a peek
into his life and how he sees himself in shaping the scene of
Chengdu.
Still on the vibrant city of Chengdu, I managed to hit up

Flesh Imp // FI
Gangster // G

FI : It's really a pleasure to meet one of Chengdu's mover and shaker,
would you tell us more about you?

G : Hi everyone, I am GANGSTER, a KOL out of Chengdu.



FI : You are a renowned street dancer as well as 3-on-3 baller, and also
a well-respected KOL in Chengdu, how was your journey so far?

G : I guess it's my commitment that makes things happen for me, well, maybe
it could also be my OCD haha. I take serious pride in my work.



FI : Speaking of which, you are very versatile in terms of style and fashion,
where do you get your influence and how do you get inspired?

G : I really like vintage and keeping to heritage is one of my biggest loves.
My wife, Kara who is also a fashion designer, helps me out on certain styling as well.
I collect a lot of traditional Japanese designs in the form of clothes and prints, because
I believe that heritage will never die, regardless if you are in the East or West.
Based on this ideology, my inspiration is usually juxtaposed against old vs new.



FI : Sounds awesome, so what are you busy with right now?

G : I just had a baby boy and I am busy with that right now. I am also busy with
a new project, which will happen second part of 2018!



FI : In Chengdu, you are definitely someone that most people look up to, and we are
looking forward to a collaboration. Anything you wanna share?

G : Sure, I am looking forward to the collaboration as well, and it will definitely
be something that stays with tradition, yet modern.



FI : Your lovely wife is a fashion designer and also very stylish, do you guys style each other?

G : Of course, in fact sometimes we end up fighting haha. But I like how we can both spur
each other on in terms of style and fashion because it reflects both our individual looks,
as well as a couple.



FI : Chengdu is a great city and you have definite impact on the youths.
Where do you see yourself doing this?

G : Honestly, I don't see myself as that big an impact, but if that happens,
I am happy because it's always a good thing to be an influence to everyone.
For me it's really simple. I just do what I like based on my beliefs and
if it works for people, that's great, but I won't do stuff that pleases others,
just for the sake of it.



FI : That's a great philosophy, so let's say you are a piece of apparel, what would you be?

G : Let's just say I am a thermal innerwear, cos while I don't look like it, according to my wife
I am a warm and sweet kinda guy.



FI : Last but not least, what's your take on Chengdu right now?

G : Chengdu? It's fuckin complicated, but that's a good thing, and I
hope that people in Chengdu keep it complicated. :)

Editor's note :
When I first saw Gangster during a Halloween event in Chengdu, we were
hanging backstage where The Higher Brothers were performing. I was
captivated by his overall style and mannerism. I told myself, this
guy is charismatic, and oozes natural cool. After a round of introduction,
I realised that Gangster, indeed, is someone that a lot of Chengdu peeps
look up to.
Admitting that his Mandarin is not that good, it feels pretty awesome to hear him
speak Sichuan. Contrary to his menacing looks, Gangster isn't all mean and fierce.
Prior to this interview, we spoke a couple of times and he shared his dreams and vision
for the future and his earnest struck me intensely and about making good for the culture
in Chengdu.
The idea of a collaboration came naturally as we exchanged thoughts and ideas and I must say,
I am totally looking forward to it!







1、您好,冈斯特!久仰大名!麻烦您给我们新加坡的读者们介绍一下您自己。
大家好,我是网黄冈斯特。

2、在成都地区,您已被认同为街球和街舞元老,并且拥有很多粉丝了,您这一路是怎么走过来的呢?
做一件事情我从来都是做细做好到极致,强迫症使我快乐。

3、您有很多的造型和特点,您是从哪里找到灵感和想法的?
守旧是我的一大特点,也是我老婆愿意帮我参考造型的原因吧。我喜欢收集很多日式传统图案的复古衬衫,传统的文化是不会流失的,不管是西方还是东方,都会有传承这就是寻找灵感的线索。

4、您最近在忙些什么?
带小孩和工作

5、在成都,您绝对是一名偶像,据我们所知,您将和Flesh Imp有个合作计划,您能告诉我们这将是个什么活动吗?
一个带有传统文化的联名系列。

6、您漂亮的太太是一名时尚的设计师,同时也有自己的品牌,您们会互相建议大家的造型和创意吗?
会的,(有时候还会打起来,开玩笑的)会互相参考彼此很多意见,因为对方的审美建议都很重要。

7、成都是一个很赞的城市,而您对于当地文化的形成肯定是极具影响力的,您是怎么看待这个问题的?
我觉得能带给大家一些引导是最好的帮助,一万个人有一万个不同的想法,我从来没有思考过去影响谁,但是做一些自己喜欢的却又能启发别人的事情,是长久以来意想不到的最大的坚持。

8、将您自己比作一件衣服的话,您觉得会是什么,为什么呢?
保暖内衣吧,因为我老婆说我时常很贴心地发热,俗称添堵。

9、请说说您对成都的新生代看法和建议。
生活很复杂,希望大家坚持把生活搞得复杂。

  

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