Every season during New York Fashion Week you can be sure to find me awestruck over the conglomeration of international Fashionistos and Fashionistas who gather to view the collections of their favorite designers in one city. While I am in a separate city admiring the photos of Tommy Ton — guessing to which blogger or socialite the Alexander Wang shoes or Celine bag belong to — I can only begin to imagine what it would be like to be in the presence of such an eclectic mix of people who each has their own bold style. It is not often that you see Austinites with the personal style like that of bloggers such as Bryan Boy or fashion figures, like Anna Dello Russo, who wear bright colors and odd combinations. In fact, my only exposure to this type of fashion is only via photo blogs. However, when I saw this Fashionisto, I was immediately reminded of the rare fashions that are spotted in New York during fashion week.
Seldom do I see a Fashionisto who is audacious enough to wear a skirt, or better yet, a draped shirt. However this Fashionisto and Korean fashion design student has no limits to his entire ensemble and has taken the avant-garde route, a la Marc Jacobs in Comme des Garcons. His monochrome gray look is an alluring one — from his silky button-down to his ombre Raquel-Allegra-inspired mosquito net draped over his colorful hair, the entire look is anything but boring. To be sure, I would say that this Fashionisto is one of the few UT students who is daring enough to express his taste in fashion, and his eccentric choice in garments reflects this. Although it would be hard to recreate this look into your own. What I liked about this Fashionisto was that he didn’t care what others thought — he pushes the limits and does not care about others’ opinions, which I thought was noteworthy. His ASOS satchel is also fabulous and I would not have expected this Fashionisto to sport anything else. While we may not see other Fashionistos roaming the 40 acres in skirts, this particular Fashionisto receives the unique recognition of being spotted in one.
Personally, I am sometimes embarrassed to wear my flower crowns around campus because they are different, but this Fashionisto’s bold look made me reanalyze my reflectance to wear them. Besides the sheer fact that every article of clothing and accessory that this Fashionisto wears is notable, his style makes you realize that you should not be hesitant to express your own personal style (as long as it has some fashion-forward element, of course). Just because New York Fashion Week is not here in Texas, that does not mean that the Fashionistos and Fashionistas cannot wear bold looks here at UT.