What Moves Me
TIGI U.S. Technical Creative Director
RICHY KANDASAMY talks to Executive Editor Amy
Dodds about his inﬂuences and inspirations.
I have a lot of people who’ve
been great mentors to me
over the years. The three best
pieces of advice I’ve received
are: Keep it simple—beauty
lies in simplicity; work hard—
if you believe in something,
you’ll achieve your goals; and
let your ego go—once you do,
your success will come.
Whenever I go home to
Seychelles, I get inspired. All the
ﬂowers and plants and colors—
even the houses are a rainbow
of colors! Being there just makes
you happy all the time.
I can’t get enough of Mara
Hoffman. I love her use of
tribal patterns—they’re very
wearable and stylish.
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urban or exotic,
street or haute
you interpret and
process all those
turns it into art.”
I love all kinds of art, but I really love
abstract expressionism. I will just stand
and look at a painting until I get it.
MARA: FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES; SEYCHELLES: JEAN-PIERRE
LESCOURRET/GETTY IMAGES; INSET: RUTH EASTHAM & MAX PAOLI/
GETTY IMAGES; POLLOCK: HERBERT ORTH/TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY
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