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Who Are These Stylish People at Day Two of Fashion Week?

The best looks from outside the shows.

Photo: Liisa Jokinen
Photo: Liisa Jokinen

New York Fashion Week continues on, and with it a diverse range of fashionable attendees. Photographer  (the lens behind  and ) caught plenty of stylish people outside shows for Susan Alexandra, Tibi, and Private Policy yesterday. Scroll down to see 19 fashion people — stylists, writers, influencers, and designers — explain how they decided what to wear to the shows.

Qwon Han & Qjin Han, Twin Sisters, 29

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“We are wearing Langnlu dresses, Marc Jacobs bags, and Paris Texas boots. Our style philosophy: Wear only clothes that give you confidence. Our sisterhood inspires our style. We always try to match and coordinate our outfits.”
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Holly Pan, Stylist and Influencer, 46

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“I’m wearing a Prada leather cape jacket, Vetements gloved top, Balenciaga leather skirt, Balenciaga boots, and a Prada bag. I believe in having fun while looking good. I’m mostly inspired by the runway, how designers put their looks together to communicate their specific message.”
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Monica Kim, Writer and YouTuber, 28

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“My personal style philosophy: Be bold and colorful and unafraid to draw attention. I’m inspired by my Korean heritage and radical body-positivity activists. The shoes are Converse, the skirt was thrifted, the tops are Uniqlo, and the jacket is from Bacon Clothing. I was partly styled by Kim Mesches today.”
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Anderson Eugene, Model, 22

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“My outfit is all thrifted. I always love to wear baggy clothes. I’m inspired by the gothic style and adding streetwear to it.”
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Shawn Lakin, Senior Fashion Editor at Document Journal, 25

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“I’m wearing a vintage skirt, Loewe bag, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes. My style philosophy: Wear your mom’s clothes. My style inspiration: Funkiest girl at shul.”
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Brandon Foster, Stylist, Creative Director, Model, and Writer, 20-ish

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“My coat, blouse, and skirt are by Lizzy Gee, pants by Litkovskaya, shoes Nike Sacai Blazer, bag from MBH. I don’t see gender, I just see fashion and if I love myself and the way I feel while wearing a garment, then I flow in that direction with no looking back in mind. My inspiration: this magical city, my ancestors that have paved the way for me to freely express my individuality, and my emotions that always speak truth to my identity.”
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Mecca James-Williams, Stylist and Contributing Senior Style Editor, 26

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“I’m wearing Jacquemus pants, a Courreges knit, aChristian Dior bag, Fendi shoes, and a vintage jacket. Color theory is my philosophy. I’m obsessed with combining tones that aren’t of the same family.”
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Hilton Dresden, Writer, 26

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“I’m wearing vintage jackets, an Issey Miyake top, and Prada pants. I want to wear clothes that show people the unhinged starlet I feel like inside. Inspiration: Marie Antoinette, cool lamp shades, Clueless.”
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Ulya Aligulova, Freelance Writer and Editor, 23

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“I’m wearing a vintage fur coat, vintage glasses, Fendi bag and scarf, and Burberry boots. Style is all about experimentation and fearlessness, just doing what feels right and not giving a damn about what people think.”
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Zunyda, Costume Designer and Celebrity Tailor, 26

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“I’m wearing pants and belt by Zunyda, and my jacket is thrifted. I believe versatility is everything.”
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Millicent Dunstan, Fashion Designer and Model, 23

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“My partner Ben Lucas Jones and I have a sustainable brand together called Mindblown, which is what I’m wearing. My pants and jacket are fully repurposed from scraps of fabric that I collected and patched together. I am most inspired by subcultural identity and sustainability. I love clothing that is used or transformed from something that once was. I love the challenge that comes with wearing nothing new — it makes you unique.”
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Kamau Amu Patton, Artist and Professor, 47

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“I’m wearing a Norma Kamali sleeping bag coat, 69 top, Comme des Garçons pants, and John Fluevog shoes. My style philosophy: Clothes are for living. Life is a special occasion. Wear what you love. Lately I’ve been inspired by my plants — the Aeschynanthus radicans has been doing well, healthy and flowering.”
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Madeline Swanson, Accessories Editor at Vogue, 28

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“I’m wearing an Earl Grey coat, Nikki Chasin dress, Prabal Gurung turtleneck, Staud handbag, Miista boots, and a hat from ASOS. The best outfits are born from experimentation. You can churn out the most interesting looks by playing around with unexpected silhouette pairings, old and new pieces, and funky small accessories. I am super inspired by history and costume design throughout the ages, specifically in American film. My winter wardrobe is based on everything from A Love Story to Clueless to Little Women.”
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Esther Faciane, Photo Editor at Office Magazine, 25

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“I am wearing all vintage with Golf Le Fleur Converse, a Dior saddle bag, and Celine sunglasses. I believe in wearing anything that makes me feel good and look good. I’ve gained a little bit of weight recently and I’m trying to figure out my style again, to be completely honest. I’m inspired by people in NYC. I love eyeing people’s looks on the street. That always makes me want to dress better.”
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Michelle Palacios Huynh, Retail and Consumer Sciences Major Student, 22

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“The upper half of my outfit is completely thrifted. My skirt is from Stussy and my shoes are a collaboration between Nike and Martine Rose. Tights are unknown. My claws were done by my boyfriend’s dad at the rad Tucson based SuperNail and my rings are from a crystal store. My style philosophy is that you simply cannot go wrong with thrifted and vintage pieces. I’m inspired by grandmas; they truly serve looks. Just pay attention. You’ll see.”
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Sara Radin, Writer and Editor, 30

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“I’m wearing a vintage pea coat from Mirth Vintage in Greenpoint, a zebra print top by Nikki Chasin, a tie-dyed turtleneck by Olivia Horan who runs For Good Luck, a skirt from L Train Vintage, tights that were hand painted by Alexa Stark, a purple bag by Alfeya Valrina, hair clips from Rat Boi — she makes amazing upcycled scrunchies & we actually did a collab together — and a ring by an artist whose brand is called Blob. I tend to dress according to my mood. I wear a lot of color and kitschy details. It’s kindergarten-meets-grandmother chic. This morning I was writing a review of the Rui Zhou show for Nowfashion and threw this look together in a few minutes — luckily it worked. I don’t have any specific style references but I wear mostly vintage and pieces by emerging designers, often ones I’m friends with or have written about.”
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Quinn McNeill, Sound Artist and Digital Media Producer, 24

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“I’m wearing items I’ve collected from people I love. My jeans are from my mom’s early 20s, the dress is a gift from a friend, and the coat is vintage with updated buttons. I like to dress around my accessories. I knew I wanted to wear my favorite jewelry from Thingamajig and planned the rest of my outfit around those colors, then accessorized on top of that with clips.”
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Morgan Griffin, Dancer and Employee at Alyx Studio, 29

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“I’m wearing a Noah blazer, GAP hoodie, ALYX jeans, Prada shoes and bag, coffee from Dimes Times. Getting dressed is just like playing dress up. Wear what you love and be whoever you want to be every day! I’m inspired by my childhood, Connecticut, figure skating, Pride and Prejudice, dads, and detectives.”
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Pauline Montupet, Owner and Buyer at Le Point, 37

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“I’m wearing a Ganni coat, a Tibi turtleneck, Nikki Chasin top, Sies Marjan pants, Mari Guidecelli shoes, a Tibi bag, and a hat from Creatures of Comfort. I think style and fashion are meant to be fun and meant to be worn. I never want to feel like my clothes are too precious to wear. I love Chloë Sevigny’s and Megan Rapinoe’s style.”
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Who Are These Stylish People at Day Two of Fashion Week?