Former fashion designer Kevin Winter recently told Recode that he’s tired of being the “shoulder shaking guy” on Twitter and in the media.
In a wide-ranging interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher, Winter told Swisher that he had recently gotten over his “showing my emotions and what’s wrong with me” and now wanted to focus on being the best he can be.
But he also told Swaim that he still feels the need to prove himself, to prove that he can still make things happen in the fashion industry.
“It’s a great thing to be able to do, but I’m still the guy that you know has the beard,” he said.
“I’m still going to go out there and show my emotions, and I’m going to prove myself.”
He continued: “But I’m also going to show that I’m the one that is doing the work.
I’m not going to just go out and make something and say, ‘Hey, look what I made.’
I’m doing it for myself, for myself.
I want to make something for myself that’s going to be cool.”
The comments came on the heels of a string of backlash from men over comments made by fashion editor Amanda Hess, who said in a series of tweets last year that “men have been so conditioned” to be “shameless” about their manhood.
In response, Winter tweeted: “It’s about being proud to be a man.”
The fashion industry is changing.
A man with a beard can make anything happen.
I just want that to be true.
— Kevin Winter (@KevinWinter) November 14, 2018Winter was speaking in a wide range of topics as he shared his thoughts on growing up in New York City and how he became a fashion designer, how to make it in the industry and his thoughts about what the future holds.
He also addressed his own personal life.
He recently released his first album, “I Don’t Want to Live Forever,” which features guest appearances by Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
“I’ve been really trying to figure out what I want,” he told Recio.
“How I want my life to be.”