Brandon Maxwell is appreciative of the time he has had to reflect on his career and business during the coronavirus lockdown.
The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by health officials during the Covid-19 pandemic.
But while Maxwell is missing his team and studio, he candidly discussed what he has learned during the difficult period in an Instagram post uploaded on Wednesday.
“It’s in the silence that our greatest allies, friends, and family speak the loudest. It’s in the little beautiful moments of brokenness that we let go of what we’ve held on to for so long and allow ourselves to see and be something new,” he wrote. “After a beautiful flower wilts and is picked off the stem, a new more beautiful one is just waiting inside to grow again. It takes a little TLC, a little patience and some tending to, but it’s there.”
Maxwell then went on to insist “OK is enough” for right now, and contemplated just how important it is for business leaders to build relationships and not simply focus on the big picture.
“The gift of the morning, ‘How are you, really?’ with my team during this time have been just as powerful to me as that final walk down the runway, even more so,” the 35-year-old added. “A reminder that it was never about the big moment, it was always about the love exchanged and the community built while making it, and that exists in an even stronger way now. We will all have those moments again, but right now in the stillness life has handed us we have the opportunity to assess how we want to consciously participate going forward.”
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