One Quart Magazine presents a bumper edition of NYC Looks and the best of Fall 2017. Liisa Jokinen gives you a view to the street styles of New York City.
One Quart Magazine publishes selected NYC Looks photos.
William, 26 “My hat and blazer are some pieces I thrifted in Brooklyn, the deconstructed sweater I hand made, the pants are by LVDF design, and the boots Dr. Martens. My style is inspired by experience, culture, music, movement, queerness, juxtaposition, gender fluidity, and most importantly the weather. I like recycling old pieces and reinventing them, work wear has always been a favorite. I grew up with my father as a carpenter, so anything made with durability and quality (ex: Carhartt) makes me melt.”
Marion, 50 “I’m wearing a vintage blazer and blouse, Gucci men pants, Gucci shoes, a vintage Cartier bag with a Marc Jacobs strap, and vintage jewelry plus some by Alexis Bittar and Gucci. I’m inspired by my mood and the fact that I like to reinvent myself on a daily basis. I like to play and have fun with my looks. I like Gucci, Miu Miu, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, YSL shoes, Acne, Sies Marjan, Prada, all shades of pink and lilac, chunky hand knit sweaters, and anything vintage – always.”
Erica, 28 “I’m wearing vintage Levi’s that I hemmed, Zara booties, a panZi USA tee that I cropped, thrifted oversize blazer, and my favourite red beret. My style is a mix of vintage and classic, masculine and feminine, but is very mood based and always evolving. Red has always been a favorite of mine. I am building a nice little collection of red staples to add a pop of color to my outfits. Oh, and leopard print. I’ve always been a sucker for leopard print.”
Tomas, 25 “I am wearing a sexy dress of the Eastern European tradition thrifted in Warsaw, safety pinned and worn backwards; random athletic shorts; vintage Italian socks from the market; Y3 trainers because I like to stand on firm ground and always invest in decent footwear; sunglasses by Percy Lau who I did a campaign for. Layering is unquestionably one of my leitmotifs. I enjoy playing with visual or contextual juxtapositions and the origin and usual habitat of my clothes matters to me greatly. I love anything that is moldable or creates a visual distortion or glitch. Also got a huge love for over the top activewear under-layers that create the effect of a rendered body.”
Kai, 22 “I’m wearing Béton Ciré cap, Moscot sunglasses with clip on, a Ralph Lauren jacket decorated with vintage pins, Brooks Brothers white crew neck, Tom Ford chinos, Dr Martens × Engineered Garments 1461 shoes. I’m inspired by actually everything around me but especially people doing something different like structuring music, acting for groove and any cultural things interesting to me. I’m addicted to corduroy recently, my every single outfit has at least one part of that material. Cheap CHIC is my bible.”
Raina, 37 “I’m wearing a jacket by Proenza Schouler, a Christian Lacroix body suit, Timberland boots and a skirt I got online for a few bucks.”
Cynthia “I am wearing some favorite things from my overstuffed closet: a pair of Comme des Garçons sequin pants (The “happy” side of CDG) and an early 2000s Ann Demeulemeester dress that I got when I lived in Hong Kong. I’m inspired by things people leave behind as done, dead or declassé. I saw an artist named Korakrit Arunanondchai wearing an all-red sweatsuit and thought you know what? I love the color red but hadn’t worn it to the MAXIMUM EFFECT recently. So the next morning I got up and decided today’s the day.”
Alex “I’m wearing pants by Waggy Tee, designed by Nora Slade, a vintage white shirt, Doc Marten clogs, an Eckhaus Latta velvet jacket, a bag from Daiso (Asian dollar store), and sunglasses from a barbershop in Bed Stuy. My style inspirations: Janis Joplin, clowns/harlequins, Michael Clark, nautical comfort/love knits and patterns, tennis clothes and athletic wear, the matrix when they are on the ship in the “real world”, Alice Neel. I don’t follow fashion too closely – but Eckhaus Latta of course – theoretically I like Jil Sander, Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein Collection, Miu Miu – tho I don’t own clothes by any of those brands.”
Mckensi, 19 “I am wearing a feathered top from Dolls Kill, boxer shorts that I thrifted for $5 and a pair of my Doc Martens that I’ve had for years. I’m from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean so Carnival influenced my style a lot growing up. I’ve always been into feathers in fashion and making costumes into high fashion. I am also very urban and the mixture of the two styles together created this outfit. To me Afropunk is about empowerment and beauty, standing strong with one another. On my Doc Martens I spray painted a fist and a line that said “Stomp on White Supremacy” because white supremacy tears us apart and causes hate so we need to combat that. Fashion is art, and fashion is a statement.”
Nic, 24 “I love flashy pieces so I’m really inspired by 90s grunge. Tokyo’s fashion scene is a must when it comes to mixing colors and patterns. My style inspiration: anything that catches my eye and I can play with to make it my own. My favorite designers are Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Dsquared2. Anyone who pushes the norms on fashion and creativity.”