When it comes to trend, these Palm Springs businessmen are doing anything but keeping up with the Joneses. – The Desert Sun

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ANDREW TRAN & SCOTT STARGARDT

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE IN ONE WORD?

ANDREW: “Eclectic.”
SCOTT: “Ruffian.”
 
WHERE DO YOU SHOP?

ANDREW: “Give me a very good Nordstrom, and I’m completely satisfied. Or, Zara or Topshop offers me a bit of bit of favor with affordability."
SCOTT: “I put on a whole lot of European designers. Vivienne Westwood, Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake and [Martin] Margiela. And I combine that up with Eternally 21. I really like Topshop as properly, H&M, and I additionally purchase a whole lot of classic and thrift.”

WHO ARE YOUR STYLE INSPIRATIONS?

SCOTT: “I used to work for Vivienne Westwood, so she’s an enormous affect on me. [Particularly in regard to] the deeper understanding of the significance of trend and the way one assimilates or identifies with their very own tribe. The philosophy of it may be very inspirational. I additionally used to work for Yohji [Yamamoto], which completely affected my fashion by way of silhouette and proportion.”
ANDREW: “Trina Turk for the prints and the fashion and the colours. I really like colours.”

WHO IS YOUR TRIBE AND HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH IT WITH REGARD TO STYLE?

SCOTT: “I’m a homosexual man, but I’ve had points with this internalized homophobia inside my very own group. I occur to look a sure approach as a result of I’m muscular and I've a beard and all of this, but I've this philosophy: Why be a horse once you generally is a unicorn? You could have to combine it up and that’s the place the personalization comes in. Particularly as homosexual males, I really feel like we've got these types of beliefs of masculinity that are set earlier than us, none of which we genuinely and authentically relate to as a result of we are homosexual. I feel that’s the place a whole lot of the internalized homophobia comes in. I’ll put on ladies’s garments and a beard and a cowboy hat and no matter. I make it my very own.”
ANDREW: “I don’t have a set tribe. I really feel like ‘tribe’ confines you to a sure group of individuals. I like the proven fact that I can put on what I put on, get to know individuals who love trend and love carrying what they’re carrying and expressing themselves as properly, and we get to categorical ourselves collectively.”
 
WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU INTO OR DO YOU WANT TO BRING BACK?
SCOTT: “I'm keen on the reemergence of the fanny pack. I simply purchased one [with] paillettes [from Forever 21]. Oh my god, it’s wonderful. I’m so carrying it to my subsequent pool occasion.”
ANDREW: “That is so cheesy, but I might love [for] sequins to come again in. I might put on a sequin blazer every day.”
 
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IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF IN DESERT FASHION?
ANDREW: “I can say much less of. I need to see much less tank tops.”
SCOTT: “I would really like to see extra individuality in the desert. The desert is that this very magical, non secular, creative kind of a spot but I really feel you've got that component and also you even have the component of Palm Springs that’s very uniform. A bit of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’-ish.”
 
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF FASHION?
SCOTT: “Vogue is just not some trivial, superficial factor. Vogue is a vital artistic medium in the sense that it’s a private expression. It's how every of us select to determine ourselves by way of societal dynamics. So, for instance, if I need to appear to be a biker, I gown like a biker. If I need to appear to be a banker, I gown like a banker. If I need to appear to be a trend particular person, I gown like a trend particular person. But at the identical time, we infuse it with our personal diploma of private expression.”
ANDREW: “The skill to discover out who you are as an individual. I feel that’s the thrilling factor. Like Scott stated, you may gown like a biker, you may gown like a goth. You'll be able to gown any approach that you really want but the thrilling factor is when you discover the proper fashion for you, it’s yours and it’s nobody else’s.”

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