I was raised witnessing the ease of long gowns and buttoned shirts worn by elder members at my family gatherings, of dressing up for church, and my father coming to school recitals still in his suit from work.
Similar origin stories float around the fashion industry. Stylists whose first clients were high school friends seeking their expertise, designers who learned to sew from family members and whose first commissioned pieces were for their siblings, photographers whose first photoshoot was a field trip shot with their iPhone.
Connection has been a hard ideal to articulate as of late. Being physically dissolved through global isolation while being equally amplified through social digitalization, the concept of genuine connection has become difficult to understand and even harder to communicate.
Frank Dorrey is an artist for the digital age, whose surrealist pieces, which blend digital collage and illustrations, are created on his iPhone using the PicsArt app.
During the coldest months, amongst the wintery blur of black puffers, monochrome slush-covered boots, and burrowed faces, the ability to personalize one’s style lies mostly in one’s accessories.
This year’s spring offering for Miuccia Prada’s namesake brand was a mixture of traditionally preppy silhouettes; a smattering of vintage academic staples mixed with a decidedly contemporary twist.