Fashion Feature: Chris Sampson7:36 PM
Our First Fashion feature Chris Sampson, also known by C.W. He is a 19 year old from Northern Virginia and he currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
He's also a good friend to The Strong Suit :)
What words or phrases would you use to describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as urban, vintage, risky, and versatile. I pretty much wear any and everything. I would have to say that it is not what you wear, it's how you wear it. I can wear something extremely basic and simple and still stand out more than anyone. Fashion isn't something you learn or are trained to do, it just happens.
What about fashion interests you?
When I think fashion, I think of more than clothes. Fashion is your whole demeanor, in my opinion, and I've always cared about my demeanor and my appearance. It seems that more people--males and females--are getting into fashion and they are what you would call a "hype beast." I just do it, I don’t think about, I don't plan it, it just happens. I don't know how I started but it has always been apart of my life. I don't think I dress better than anyone else nor do I try to be cool, I just have my own style. Everyone is different. I just do me.
What are some of your inspirations?
My interest in fashion is about more than just dressing nice, it’s having the knowledge of different cultures, times, and ways of expression. I’m truly inspired by the 90’s era. One of my favorite aspects of that time is Hip-Hop. In my opinion, Hip-Hop in its truest form is a way of expression, and to me that is what fashion is about. It is hard to pinpoint exactly what inspires me because I am an art lover so it's a continuous process as I'm exposed to different things.
Name one piece of clothing in your closet that you can not live without?
I can’t live without my black pants! They can go with everything and can be worn in so many different ways.
If you could trade closets with anyone who would it be and why?
It would definitely have to be the great Mr. Kanye West. I feel like he has every piece of clothing you would need. From simple to high fashion (you name it) he has it! I feel like I couldn't go wrong with anything I’d choose from his closet.
The Fashion Industry is full of various individuals consisting of different backgrounds and upbringings. It's never hurts to see the world of Fashion from someone else's eyes! Fashion followers, fashion lovers, and young designers, if you'd like to be featured on The Strong Suit's Fashion Talks contact us through the email listed on the Contact page!