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Artist Attire: SVA's Most Stylish Strike A Pose

Looking to update your closet for Spring? Here are inspired looks from SVA's most fashionable.

In warmer months (remember those?), we gathered some of SVA’s most stylish to don some of their best threads and accessories and strike a pose (or two) around the beautiful Gramercy neighborhood of our east side campus. All of our models were nominated by their peers for their sensational stand-out looks. From our faculty and chairs to our undergraduates and alumni, we had no trouble finding unique nominees. It makes sense that the creative minds that produce art and design would manifest into fabulous personal style. Some of us present classic lines and opt for a few well-made pieces to work our wardrobe around. Others scour thrift stores or the web for vintage finds. Some fall in love with a designer and form their style around him or her. One may disrupt an all-black urban outfit with a shock of color. Another may choose items that represent something personal about themselves. Whatever their approach, there’s inspiration there for the rest of us.

Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alumnus MFA Fine Arts. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alumnus MFA Fine Arts. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alumnus MFA Fine Arts. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alumnus MFA Fine Arts. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Alumnus MFA Fine Arts.
My favorite place to shop: Goodwill and church thrift stores.
Describe my style in a few words: Ancestral — a lot of my clothes were handed down from family. I love pieces with history.

Jane Smith, Chair of BFA Interior Design.
My favorite piece of clothing: Marine Penvern trench coat.
Describe my style in a few words: "Classic with an edge."

Queenie Zhang, 4th year BFA Interior Design.
My favorite designer: Raf Simons.
Describe my style in a few words: Really basic stuff. I usually wear all black.
My fashion inspiration: Nima Benati (Instagram: @nimabenati).

Brookelynn Dortch, 3rd yearBFA Animation.
Fashion fun fact: I've had my Power Puff Girls backpack since I was 5!
Where I shop for shoes: Y.R.U. Shoes and UNIF.
Where I shop for clothes: Dolls Kill, Etsy and H&M.
Describe my style in a few words: Experitimental, urban and quirky.

Zuheng Yin, 3rd year BFA Design. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Zuheng Yin, 3rd year BFA Design. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Zuheng Yin, 3rd year BFA Design. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Zuheng Yin, 3rd year BFA Design. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Zuheng Yin, 3rd year BFA Design. Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Favorite piece of clothing: By Any Means Necessary jacket Supreme.
How I mix it up: Some expensive stuff, some cheap stuff like Zumiez.
My favorite place to shop: Supreme store in Los Angeles.
Describe my style in a few words: Self-motivated and energetic.

Michael Vo, 2nd year BFA Advertising.
Describe my style in one word: Futuristic.
How I mix it up: Throwing my pieces on and playing with proportions.
My favorite fashion designer: Rick Owens (It's all I like to wear. I even interned for him).

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