wut is it? One of my favorite fashion/art/culture mags. The New York issue out now has two great fashion articles with insane spreads.
Saint Mark's Place: The irony in this photo spread is it's capturing the style of downtown denizens, specifically the east village and LES, but they used designer clothing including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, The Row, Diesel Black Gold, 3.1 Phillip Lim, etc....... If you ask someone on the street dressed like the model below where they got their clothing, their answer will most likely be thrift stores, good will, salvation army's....etc. The stylist choosing Dr.Martins andBess studded boots was slightly more accurate....but I would have liked to see more mixing and matching. The velvet Marc Jacobs skirt (3rd pic below) with a thrift store chunky sweater perhaps? This would be more truthful, because though some denizens purchase designer gear, most don't, and either way they will not be in it from head to toe. The day a magazine uses an awesome beat up chunky sweater from a good will for 6 bucks, instead of a 300 dollar recreated one from a designer, I will bow down.....(come to my closet I have tons.). Until then we get beautiful romanticized images of east village style like pictured below.
(Alexander Wang, The row, Bess boots)
(Diesel, Calvin Klein, Cosabella)
(All Marc Jacobs, but customized tights, Dr. Martin boots)
(Baby Phat, Guess, Cosabella)
(Versus, Diesel, Dr. Martins...Trash and Vuadeville on him... this is accurate)
Then there was the uptown downtown spread capturing the vast variety of new york style, it includes designs from Lanvin, Givenchy, Altuzarra, Donna Karen, Oscar de la Renta.......
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