The Joshua Gray Style Concept #76: “The Transformative Trench” | Photo Credit: Okennichiwa
The Joshua Gray Style Concept captures my daily style and incorporates a style, trend, and concept message to share an inspirational message. While living in Shanghai, I designed this “transformative” trench, as a personal souvenir of sorts; nevertheless, it’s more than a customizable trench, it’s a testament to the power of keeping “you” in “your style”.
When creating this jacket in China, I wanted to maximize the number of styling possibilities from one piece, thus I was inspired to create a lite trench with a detachable lower half (one in red and one in black). I literally put on a show (fake calling my accountant, fake crying, fake budgeting issues, etc.) at the tailors to bargain (a tradition at such places in China) for an appropriate price. Nevertheless, sometimes we have to do what it takes to maximize the number of possibilities of creating the life we want. The key to creating the life you want is not always knowing what you want, but knowing your purpose.
1. Align With Your Purpose: Placed on this earth for a reason, once we become one with our purpose we are then equipped to live the authentic life we want.
2. Dream in Your Purpose: Dreaming on purpose and dreaming in purpose, creates impactful and meaningful possibilities. Dream the biggest dreams possible that all fulfill your purpose.
3. Work in Your Purpose: Seek opportunities and projects that fulfill your purpose; if none available, ascertain skills and values from your current situation to assist you to work in your purpose.
4. Don’t Give Up on Your Purpose: When you work in your purpose, yet not seeing fruit…don’t give up, you’re only toiling the soil. The expectancy of fruit must remain.