Chris Kanisorn is a Bangkok based fashion stylist with a background in graphic design who found a unique way to incorporate his visual perception into fashion styling. One of the things I love about Chris is that his approach is very distinctive and architectural (which is not something you see very often). We talked about creativity, inspiration, and the definition of true beauty.
Let's say you could travel back in time to any other fashion era, where would you end up?
I would really love to go back to the 60's Space Age when fashion was really creative and fun, and futuristic was the new black. Especially Pierre Cardin's works back in the day!
One of the biggest misconceptions people not working in fashion have about being a stylist is that all you have to do is shopping. When, in fact, there's a lot more to it. What was one of the biggest challenges you had to deal with as a stylist?
Most of the things I bought ended up on the models (and you wouldn't want to picture me in Kurt Geiger heels). I would say one of the biggest challenges I have always been dealing with is myself. I'm constantly looking for a challenge. I like to create new things and I hate that my creativity only works when I almost fall asleep.
What would be your dream shoot or collaboration?
It might sound weird but every shoot I did so far is my dream shoot. Styling is the only place where I can escape real world and create my own kind of fantasy. But if miracle does exist, I would love to collaborate with Craig McDean and work for Interview Magazine.
Who is your favorite fashion designer? Have you ever thought about designing clothes?
I'm really into Raf Simons, Alexander Wang, and Jonathan Anderson right now. Yes, I thought about giving it a try but then I found myself having more interest in styling.
Yohji Yamamoto said, "I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion." I think perfection does not exist at all because beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. What is beauty to you?
I'm totally living by this quote. When I saw it I knew this quote has always been a motto of my life. Like an eye opening moment when I feel enlightened. Beauty can be interpreted in so many different ways but my kind of beauty is the one Mr. Yohji wanted to see: scars, failure, disorder, distortion. Effortless beauty.
What was the best advice anyone has ever given you and what advice would you give to an up and coming talent who wants to become a part of the industry?
Stay true. One model I've worked with gave me this piece of advice and I would love to pass on this magic to everyone.