Take in Stride

Photography:
Jason Nocito
Styling:
Heathermary Jackson
Model:
Reese Blutsetein

Alongside the shoot by Jason Nocito & Heathermary Jackson featuring Reese Blutstein for our current print issue, we gave some of the coolest NYC fashion designers our mini questionnaire to find out whether they prefer colour or monochrome if they had to pick one for life and if they know the name of their local bodega cat.

Pyjama: Araks

Name: Hillary Taymour
What does New York taste of? Insecurity.
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one of those for the rest of your life? Monochrome for life!
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? They call her Killer, not sure if that’s her birth name.
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? Powwow hates wearing clothes, so let’s go with animal print, at least for this season.
What was the last play you saw? Spiderman
Who would be a better designer: your ten-year-old self of your high school science teacher? I think my ten-year-old self would be a better designer than I am currently.
Where are you happiest? Outdoors, off the Wi-Fi grid, usually on a different continent.
What makes you really angry? The mistreatment of women.
What’s next? Hopefully: gender equality, affordable and clean energy, climate action, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, zero poverty and hunger. Elon gets us to Mars and Trump gets kicked out of office…

Hoodie: Collina Strada, jacket & trousers: Zadig & Voltaire, boots: vintage cowboy boots from Brownstone Cowboys (worn throughout)

Top: Lou Dallas, trousers: Eckhaus Latta, stylist’s own belt

Look 1: top: Collina Strada, cardigan & trousers: Zadig & Voltaire
Look 2: top & shirt: Eckhaus Latta, stylist’s own net bag

Name: Araks Yeramyan
What does New York taste of? The World.
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one
of those for the rest of your life? 
Chocolate
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? Kitty
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? Pet modeling.
What was the last play you saw? The Present.
Who would be a better designer: your ten-year-old self of your high
school science teacher?
My ten-year-old self who was obsessed with Memphis Milano.
Where are you happiest? My bed.
What makes you really angry? Wastefulness.
What’s next? Something beautiful and colorful!

Sweater & slip dress: Area

Vaquera terry robe gown, Barragán bodysuit (worn underneath)

Name: Patric Dicaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses, Claire Sully
What does New York taste of? Hot garbage
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one of those for the rest of your life? Monochrome!
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? We wish!
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? Pet modeling is a dream of ours!
What was the last play you saw? The Lion King
Who would be a better designer: your ten-year-old self of your high school science teacher? Ten year old self!
Where are you happiest? Key Foods.
What makes you really angry? Boredom.
What’s next? FASHION
Raffaella Hanley
What does New York taste of? New York taste like wet salt.
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one of those for the rest of your life? If I had to pick a color theme for the rest of my life, the last one I would choose would probably be bubblegum pink.
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? I don’t know the name of my bodega cat; it’s never occurred to me to ask.
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? Animal print on everything.
What was the last play you saw? Really can’t remember the last play I saw. Oh dear.
Who would be a better designer: your ten-yeah-old self of your high school science teacher? No offense meant to Mr. Shapiro but definitely me.
Where are you happiest? I’m very happy when I’m struck by an image or a story; something that hints at an idea that will lead me to new discoveries that I can later re-work in my lair.
What makes you really angry? They don’t make me angry, but I really can’t stand heavily sweet and artificial scents.
 Top: Tory Sport, vintage trench coat, jeans & cowboy boots from Brownstone Cowboys

Left look: top: Eckhaus Latta
Right look: top: Collina Strada, cardigan & trousers: Zadig & Voltaire

Name: Tory Burch
What does New York taste of? Complexity… and pretzels.
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one of those for the rest of your life? Teal and magenta.
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? Seymour. I think it’s a selling tool.
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? I’ve always been a fan of head-to-toe leopard. Just not 80’s leopard.
What was the last play you saw? Hello, Dolly! Is that embarrassing?
Who would be a better designer: your ten-year-old self of your high school science teacher? Considering I was a complete tomboy and wore a uniform to school, I would say my nerdy science teacher who always looked like he was ready to go on an expedition.
Where are you happiest? Anywhere with my family.
What makes you really angry? Bullying. Ignorance. Arrogance. Need I go on?
What’s next? Equal Pay.
Name: Victor Barragán.
What does New York taste of? Bacon, egg and cheese on whole wheat bagel and coffee.
Least favourite colour or monochrome, if you had to pick one of those for the rest of your life? Purple & Green, really can’t see that combination together or each separately, I don’t like bright colors, I always use tertiary color to start working.
Do you know the name of your bodega cat? There is no cat in my deli, so sad.
Animal print on everything or your pet modeling all of your clothes? My pug Choche modeling, I always dress him.
What was the last play you saw? Phantom of the Opera before the quinceañera party of my sister long time ago, back in Mexico City, I love masks since then.
Who would be a better designer: your ten-yeah-old self of your high school science teacher? Me at ten years old because I would do whatever I want and that’s something I can’t do at this moment with my work.
Where are you happiest? In bed, cuddling after a nice dinner.
What makes you really angry? I get really angry when I’m hungry.
What’s next? Breathe.

Top look: hoodie: Collina Strada, jacket & trousers: Zadig & Voltaire, vintage cowboy boots from Brownstone Cowboys, worn throughout
Bottom look: top & trousers: 
Collina Strada, stylist’s own vintage Hermès bag