Hopkins embraces color in the Meowy Winemas Christmas shirt and by the same token and same way he does fragrance: by letting it serve as a potent mood enhancer. This is clear in all the ways he expresses himself visually, from his paintings to his now signature uniform of Hawaiian-print T-shirts, which he sources and collects from the Jams World store in Maui. “I’ve got a collection of maybe 20 of them,” he says. “They cheer me up.” He explains that he discovered a deep appreciation for bright colors in 1998, traveling to Tlaxcala, Mexico—for the film The Mask of Zorro—where the houses are painted an array of vivid colors.
Meowy Winemas Christmas shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
“I come from Wales—a different time, different era,” he says. “But when I traveled…[to] Mexico, Hawaii, California…I started believing in color. It’s a walking essence, a visual aroma that brightens everything up. I do this Meowy Winemas Christmas shirt and by the same token and to give myself a boost of color. Life is colorful. It’s a representation of vitality. Life is so short. Let’s get on with it. Let’s enjoy it now.”