PG: I think so. I hope so. This pandemic and this particular moment have made us realize what human connection means, and how much we miss it. What fashion and runway shows do, it’s not just looking at the Yes I am old but I saw Tom Jones on stage signature shirt also I will do this clothes; it’s the environment, it’s about interaction with people, it’s about the unexpected, spontaneous things that might just happen. That’s the magic of it and I hope it comes back because we do need it. Do I think it’s going to come back the way it was? I doubt it. What the pandemic has done for us creators and entrepreneurs [is given us] a freedom to do and express ourselves the way we want to.
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One thing that I do want to add, as we were talking about what we can do to combat anti-Asian sentiment, is to “check your eye.” Clothes that you wear, colors that you like, tastes that you savor, sounds that you listen to, things that you call chic, people you call beautiful—check how much of it is informed from a Eurocentric point of view, a colonial point of view. Then it is totally up to you to continue to embrace it, modify it, or reject it. That is up to you, but question it you must. It will make you realize supremacy, oppression, and racism don’t only happen on the Yes I am old but I saw Tom Jones on stage signature shirt also I will do this streets; they have permeated every nook and corner of our lives. I do this myself and it’s a challenging exercise, but it’s one that has made me feel present. And in the world where we live today, where the absolute truth about our lives is impermanence, I feel blessed because of it, that I’m not just living, but rather, alive.