GQ may have dubbed Boston the worst-dressed city in America, but if you ask the local
designers who exhibited their work in January's Evolve: Survival of the
Freshest fashion show, that's total bull. Presented by new local company Karma
Flows, the night had Capital Vice, Kulturez, House of Levin, Pilots Clothing,
and other streetwear lines showing off adventurous styles (including a cool
collection of V for Vendetta-like masks) - and setting out
to prove we're not the town of style-stunted slobs the well-heeled gentlemen of
a certain rag would have the world believe. Find out about future showcases for
homegrown talents at karma-flows.com.
Ferns Francois, Social-Media Director at Let's Talk Magazine
It takes a confident man with a pair of (well-concealed)
balls to rock a man-skirt, so we had to tell Ferns so when we spotted him.
("Oh, thanks, I think I'll take that as a compliment," he said.)
Turns out we were wrong. This was no
ordinary man-skirt. Ferns was actually sporting one-of-kind kilt-pants.
"The pants and kilt are attached," he said. "I had them made by a designer from
Cordell. He's awesome."
So what does one wear with kilt-pants? "I
just kind of threw it together," said Ferns, who's clearly mastered the art of
effortlessly edgy fashion. "I wanted to be comfortable, but also a little
trendy. Not overdressed, not underdressed. I just threw on the kilt-pants, a
nice shirt, and this jacket, just for contrast."
Ferns can be found browsing for stylish
threads at Zara or thrifting for bargain finds "here and there," but
you won't ever catch him committing his number-one fashion faux pas for dudes:
"Oh man, skinny, skinny, skinny jeans," he said
with a laugh. "Like, way too skinny."
More party pics! At thePhoenix.com/parties. See you out there!