Fashion Quarterly first met Olivia Cashmore three days before the launch of her eponymous label—an amalgamation of nostalgic leisurewear and elevated statement pieces. When asked about her work’s inspirations, Cashmore was quick to answer: hip hop, jazz, and R&B music.
“I’ve always just loved it. Weirdly, it just feels like me. That kind of music, the beat, and the clothes, it’s a huge part of who I am,” said the designer.
One month later, we catch up again with Cashmore, who shares her top five tunes that she’s grooving to this lockdown.
1. So Sick by Ne-yo
2. At Last by Etta James
3. Just Friends by Musiq Soulchild
4. Brown Eyes by Destiny's Child
5. Believe What I Say by Kanye West
To read more about Olivia Cashmore and her eponymous label, pick up a copy of Fashion Quarterly Spring 2021: The Empowerment Issue, on sale now. And if you’re after more music inspiration, check out the FQ team’s favourite feel-good tunes here.