straight ups: street style in bushwick
Follow Kathy Lo’s lens and meet the coolest kids in Brooklyn’s youth haven: Bushwick, straight up!
Name: Ryan Moyer
What do you do? I work for an ad agency
What are you wearing? Motocross onesie
What are the three best things about Bushwick? Ppl watchin, 4Lokos in the street, bowling
What inspires you? Street art in ATL, Bon Frederickson
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Tokimonster
What's the best thing about being young today? No hangovers
Name: Matthew Jackman
What do you do? I'm a model represented by Major and an artist
What are you wearing? Value Village faux fur, Gatorade hat, Air Force 1s, and my ex-boyfriend's pants
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Tila Tequila
What's the best thing about being young today? Not being old
Name: Simone Kurland
Where are you from? Berkeley, CA
What do you do? Tailor/ freelance fashion design
What are you wearing? Hat is RRL, sunglasses are Ray Ban, jacket is All Saints, top is Rodarte, overalls are Americanino Italia, shoes are Converse.
What are the three best things about Bushwick? Living off the J train (for the fact that its outside and goes over the Williamsburg Bridge), the dollar stores that line Broadway, and illegal cigarettes
Where do you take people from out of town? To a park to drink to-go margaritas
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Spark Master Tape Half of Nepal or Amber Rose Pussy
Name: Kofi Martin
What do you do? I'm a language teacher, clarinetist, and freelance writer.
What are you wearing? A Forever 21 onesie I borrowed...stole from my bestie. She never wears it.
What are the three best things about Bushwick? The people, location, and (shhh) after parties
What inspires you? People's stories
Name: Elle Ward
What are you wearing? My sister always comes through with the illest gifts I never knew I wanted, so she got me this for Christmas from God knows where.
What are the three best things about Bushwick? I love Bushwick for its dive bars, how every trash day I can spot at least 6 houses on my block with boxes from Little Caesar's pizza, and old dudes bumping the best R&B in front of Popeye's.
What's the best thing about being young today? I think with social media in full effect, the youth is really taking advantage (for better or worse) of the opportunity to have a voice about culture. We're able to progress and have more people take us seriously, despite age.
Name: Richard Pedaline
Where are you from? Ohio, but I live in Brooklyn
What do you do? I'm a graphic artist.
What are you wearing? Coat is vintage, shoes are Christopher Shannon, glasses are Celine, bag is Porter, and jeans are Comme
Name: Elle HaeIn Kim
What do you do? I'm a graphic designer at Little Fury, a design studio based in NYC.
What are you wearing? I'm wearing an Urban Outfitter's ankle pant, a vintage 90s denim jacket, vintage style round blue sunglasses, 90s black grunge platform shoes from T.U.K, and a black beanie. I just grabbed what I could find near my door on the way out.
What are the three best things about Bushwick? I like the RAWNESS of Bushwick. I like how the neighborhood is not refined/polished. I am always able to find something new or unexpected scenes in music, graffiti, food, people, shops, and good vibes—these things make me live life!
What's the best thing about being young today? I don't really think about my age and consider myself as either being young or old. But what makes right now special is that I am planning on so many different new projects with so many ideas. I graduated from School of Visual Arts and found my dream job last year, and I think it's time for me to challenge myself again and try something new.
Name: Erics Kunevera
What do you do? I am a freelance 3D environment artist (I make awesome environments for video games). When I'm not working on projects, I manage at Trophy Bar in Williamsburg.
What inspires you? What inspires me most is science fiction. Films like Alien, Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Matrix (I could go on and on here), and video games like Mass Effect. I'm a huge nerd but sci-fi has such a huge influence on my style. I love geometric shapes, contemporary lines, textured pieces, anything futuristic--and always black.
What's the best thing about being young today? The quickness with which we can connect with people and share information. The ability to understand the newest piece of technology while still being able to read cursive. We're in the middle of a cultural transition. And it's awesome.
Name: Victoria Bencsik
What do you do? I'm a creative strategist. But I spend most of my time as a student at Parsons The New School for Design.
What are you wearing? Beanie left from a long lost friend, grey turtle neck from Weekday, black turtleneck I got from my grandma, pants from my younger days, coat I bought thrifting in Alabama, socks from Topshop and shoes from Nike's Silver Air Max Liquid Collection. My phone case is from Moschino and it was a gift from a friend who knows me too well.
What are the three best things about Bushwick? My room, that it is far away from the city, and Big Boy Deli.
What are you listening to on repeat right now? Fleetwood Mac Live in Boston. Epic!
What's the best thing about being young today? Google and McDonalds.
Photography Kathy Lo