One element of the project It’s better to have lived in maryland and moved than to never have lived here at all shirt. James is keen to emphasize is that it’s simply logical. “I’m not actually very radical,” she adds. “I consider myself a pragmatic optimist. I’m not out here telling fashion retailers that they need to do this tomorrow—I’m saying there are three particular steps they can take.” Indeed, the proposition of 15% of Black-owned businesses sitting on the shelves of major retailers as a direct reflection of U.S. demographics is really, as James previously put it, the bare minimum.
Kim Gordon and Daisy von Furth’s cult streetwear label, that was held on the street in Soho, New York. For a second, you can see a young It’s better to have lived in maryland and moved than to never have lived here at all shirt. Chloe Sevigny with a pink dye-streaked bowl cut pop out of a van while “Rebel Girl” by Bikini Kill blares in the background. Created in a time before social media, there’s a spontaneity and unbridled energy about Hi Octane that feels right for now. Coppola and Cassavetes had their fingers on the pulse, they knew instinctively what kids wanted. Everyone else simply followed. (Other cable television shows in this genre include the aforementioned House of Style and Squirt TV). But perhaps the world wasn’t ready for something like this. After all, Hi Octane only ran for four episodes. It took some time before Coppola felt ready to re-watch the episodes herself and appreciate that raw talent. “People ask me if I revisit my work or want to change things and I feel like that is a time capsule of us in our 20s and stuff that we were into.