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Photographed by Alina Soloviova
Model: Helena Lee
Clothes: Lera Pechenaya
Style: Olga Sadovskaya
Makeup: Alina Fun

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Dan Bones


When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actor when I grew up! I wanted to be in movies, ride around in limos and look good in suits. My favorite movie as a kid was “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, so some of that probably stemmed from just wanting to be Ferris Bueller when I grew up.

What inspired you to create your art on skin?

Supportive, supportive friends. I have a lot of amazingly talented friends that work in all sorts of fields that had been pushing me to start tattooing for years, and it made me realize that I had an amazing outlet for my art if I was willing to put the work in. I have been fortunate enough to have people in my life that constantly help me make work and push me to make it better, and those friends are what really inspired me to start tattooing.

Did you have formal training of any sort? What’s your background?

My background is actually in animation and motion graphics. I studied film at Emerson College and animation at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, and worked for an animation studio and a few design firms before I pursued an apprenticeship in tattooing. I mostly worked on kids cartoons, but also did commercials and web content. A few years after moving to New York, I started taking continuing ed. courses in illustration at SVA, which directly got me started taking illustration commissions. I apprenticed under Sue Jeiven at East River Tattoo, who I am still incredibly thankful to have learned from.

What project really made you feel like you had succeeded in this industry? can you pinpoint a moment that really catapulted your career?

I don’t think I have yet! I feel like I’ve hit some very important milestones, but I’m relatively new to this industry, and all I can ask is to keep learning and growing as a tattooer and an artist. However, I will say that I’m currently doing this interview from the Only One gallery in Toronto, where just last night I had my first international art show. So, right now is certainly is a proud moment for me!

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is primarily super detailed black and grey work. Lots of fine linework and dotwork. My favorite artists are gustave Dore, Albrecht Durer, M.C. Escher and John Audubon. Their compositions and attention to detail have always played a huge role in my work.

How did you get tied in with thom Browne and the world of fashion and textile design?

I have a good friend that works for Thom Browne that was gracious enough to recommend me for this project in its early stages, and showed my work to one of the designers, who in turn contacted me about the project. I was very surprised to be considered for the project, and it has been a huge, huge honor to work on something of this scale.

How long did the project take from start to finish — from initial conversations to seeing the final product?

Ha! This project was definitely the fastest turnaround I have ever had to deliver to a client. After sending me an email with a bunch of reference images, I met with Thomas Finney, the designer in charge of the artwork. We met on a Tuesday night to discuss the project and to start going over sketches and rough ideas. I was given two days to deliver rough drafts, and then four days to deliver final illustrations. Ideally, a project this size would take about a month from start to finish.

Can you briefly talk us through the process?

The whole process was a blur. A very, very exciting blur. I was excited about the work and wanted to prove, mostly to myself, that I could handle it. I also love the nautical theme to the project, and was given a lot of creative freedom to have fun with it. It was non-stop work, but overall, I’m incredibly proud of how everything turned out, and it has been unbelievably rewarding to see it go into production, and to see the end result be such a huge part of Paris Fashion Week. 

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Dan Bones


When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actor when I grew up! I wanted to be in movies, ride around in limos and look good in suits. My favorite movie as a kid was “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, so some of that probably stemmed from just wanting to be Ferris Bueller when I grew up.

What inspired you to create your art on skin?

Supportive, supportive friends. I have a lot of amazingly talented friends that work in all sorts of fields that had been pushing me to start tattooing for years, and it made me realize that I had an amazing outlet for my art if I was willing to put the work in. I have been fortunate enough to have people in my life that constantly help me make work and push me to make it better, and those friends are what really inspired me to start tattooing.

Did you have formal training of any sort? What’s your background?

My background is actually in animation and motion graphics. I studied film at Emerson College and animation at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, and worked for an animation studio and a few design firms before I pursued an apprenticeship in tattooing. I mostly worked on kids cartoons, but also did commercials and web content. A few years after moving to New York, I started taking continuing ed. courses in illustration at SVA, which directly got me started taking illustration commissions. I apprenticed under Sue Jeiven at East River Tattoo, who I am still incredibly thankful to have learned from.

What project really made you feel like you had succeeded in this industry? can you pinpoint a moment that really catapulted your career?

I don’t think I have yet! I feel like I’ve hit some very important milestones, but I’m relatively new to this industry, and all I can ask is to keep learning and growing as a tattooer and an artist. However, I will say that I’m currently doing this interview from the Only One gallery in Toronto, where just last night I had my first international art show. So, right now is certainly is a proud moment for me!

How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style is primarily super detailed black and grey work. Lots of fine linework and dotwork. My favorite artists are gustave Dore, Albrecht Durer, M.C. Escher and John Audubon. Their compositions and attention to detail have always played a huge role in my work.

How did you get tied in with thom Browne and the world of fashion and textile design?

I have a good friend that works for Thom Browne that was gracious enough to recommend me for this project in its early stages, and showed my work to one of the designers, who in turn contacted me about the project. I was very surprised to be considered for the project, and it has been a huge, huge honor to work on something of this scale.

How long did the project take from start to finish — from initial conversations to seeing the final product?

Ha! This project was definitely the fastest turnaround I have ever had to deliver to a client. After sending me an email with a bunch of reference images, I met with Thomas Finney, the designer in charge of the artwork. We met on a Tuesday night to discuss the project and to start going over sketches and rough ideas. I was given two days to deliver rough drafts, and then four days to deliver final illustrations. Ideally, a project this size would take about a month from start to finish.

Can you briefly talk us through the process?

The whole process was a blur. A very, very exciting blur. I was excited about the work and wanted to prove, mostly to myself, that I could handle it. I also love the nautical theme to the project, and was given a lot of creative freedom to have fun with it. It was non-stop work, but overall, I’m incredibly proud of how everything turned out, and it has been unbelievably rewarding to see it go into production, and to see the end result be such a huge part of Paris Fashion Week. 

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Their World, Their Words : China Young


China Young

Creative Director, Dubbel Duffel

1. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Miso Soup w/ egg 

2. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A decorator 

3. When did you fall in love with fashion?

When my Mom took me to the Versace store on Rodeo drive. I threw out my comic book and slept with the Versace look book.

4. What role does NYC play in the global fashion scene?

NYC  will always be a place where the world cultures come together and create magic.

 

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Los Gitanos


Photos by Dominique Fierro.  
Models : Tara Papanicolas, Andrew Nguyen
Makeup : Kate Broadhurst

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Their World, Their Words : Bettina M Chin


Bettina M Chin

Special Projects, Opening Ceremony

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Congee and dim sum.  My office is on the border of Chinatown, so I always get to indulge in my favorite Chinese dishes that remind me of home.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was 9 or 10, I wanted to become an audio engineer and work behind-the-scenes to create music.  Then during high school, there was a moment I wanted to become a forensic psychiatrist because I was so fascinated with murder mysteries and police procedural novels.

When did you fall in love with fashion?

At a very early age (4 or 5?), I became quite picky about what I wanted to wear.  I wasn’t on trend 90% of the time, but I didn’t care.

What role does NYC play in the global fashion scene?  

One of the biggest, I would say.  There is no other place on earth like NY for fashion.  In New York, you can make a name for yourself without needing or having the typical pedigree, and that kind of democracy allows for more talent to be discovered.

How has NYC’s fashion scene impacted the world beyond fashion?

If there’s any place in the world that has had that kind of far-reaching impact, it would be NYC.  All these cultural cornerstones have been influenced by fashion in one way or another, and NY, in a way, can make that influence meaningful.  In fact, my workplace, Opening Ceremony, is a testament to that:  our universe is very connected to music, art, politics, film, TV, and other cultural institutions, whether it’s about the partnerships we have, the projects and events we do, and the people with who we’re friends.  I take a lot of pride in what OC has come to mean over the past decade, which is beyond fashion.  

How has NYC’s fashion scene inspired you?

I left the corporate law industry to join Opening Ceremony because I was so inspired by what it represents and has accomplished in the NY fashion industry.  That said, I don’t think OC would be the same if it started in any other city - NYC and its history are very much a part of OC’s DNA.


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Their World, Their Words : DB Kim


DB Kim

Principal, Daroff Design

 

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Soy latte, genmai cha, oatmeal with walnuts and maple syrup.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Exactly who I am now!

What role does NYC play in the global fashion scene?

Inspirational playground.

What makes NYC’s fashion scene unlike any other fashion hub in the world?

Expectations are unlimited.

What is your favorite drink?

“C”, champagne!

Wouldn’t be caught dead in:

Terrycloth running pants! 

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