Robert Cordero is obsessed with the Instagram account fantasydressup.
And in the morning that I met him a day after landing in his home country, he had to show me what it was all about.
I had to know why the New York-raised, multitasking Robert loved it: What inspires this NYC-based designer of BAMIN bags, natural entrepreneur, and regular contributor for titles like Business of Fashion? If learning about his drive meant indulging in his obsessions, I might as well ride on this buzz.
He eagerly handed his iPhone over. On it was a photo of a blonde Kim Kardashian wearing an oversized gray Céline coat. Something felt off—Kim K isn’t this tall and thin. But something was genius here: the flawless manipulation, the playfulness, the inside joke that translates into a fashion possibility.
See Robert Cordero’s designs by visiting BAMIN’s official website.
Photos by Acushla Obusan