Fashion Show Curated by Fitz Pullins
in collaboration with The Board of Contemporaries at MOCA
NYE333 Street Style COVERAGE
Interview by Ari Laren | Photos by Ash Shepard
Meet the photographer
Tell us about you work!
I'm currently working at Crux Collective as a graphic designer, designing for local business, identity and logo design. I'm sprucing up my portfolio which you can see at cruxcollective.com (soon) & currently Behance.net/ silhsa. As for photography i'm working on a zine that i'd love bring POC to light a little more in the community, specifically women, there's so many of us that are super talented, i'd love to give us a platform. You can see my writing and photos at wordsandlostphotographs.com
What is one thing you will never stop wearing?
I'll never stop wearing black! It's my go to. I always feel super chic in black.
What’s one thing you will never wear again?
I will NEVER wear a fedora again. Someone should of stopped me lol
How does your life influence your style?
My life influences my style in so many ways. Being in a wheelchair I want to break the stereotypes of those with disabilities not being fashionable. Change the perception of what beauty is. I wear what makes me feel powerful, I wasn't always as confident as I am now so I definitely think my style mirrors how I feel about myself today.
STREET STYLE PHOTOS BY ASH SHEPARD!
FASHION SHOWS TEND TO SEND PEOPLE TO THE BACK OF THEIR CLOSETS TO PULL OUT THAT SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS OR THE THING YOUR HAVE BEEN TOO AFRAID TO WEAR. THEY CAN INSPIRE PEOPLE TO STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES AND INTO THEIR OWN! AS A STYLIST FITZ CELEBRATES INDIVIDUALITY SO FPIR IS CELEBRATING JACKSONVILLE STREET STYLE THAT CAME OUT OF THE WOODWORK THIS PAST WEDNESDAY FOR ART WALK! IT WAS THE MOST HIGHLY TRAFFICKED EVENT OF MOCA'S YEAR WITH STANDING ROOM ONLY THE ATRIUM AND ENTRANCE WERE JAM PACKED WITH SPECTATORS. ASH WAS ABLE TO CATCH SOME STREET STYLE INSIDE OF THE MUSEUM AS WELL AS ON OUR STEP-AND-REPEAT JUST OUTSIDE OF THE MOCA ENTRANCE. THANK YOU HARBINGER SIGN CO. FOR MAKING SUCH A WONDERFUL CANVAS FOR FOLKS TO POSE IN FRONT OF!
ARI LAREN AND DEAR FRIEND LEE KESSEL BEING SILLY. I WORE MY LEATHER CIRCLE SKIRT BECAUSE FITZS SAYS LEATHER IS SOOO IN AND I STOLE THOSE SWEET PATTON LEATHER SHOE FROM MY MOM'S CLOSET!