Rad little interview I did a while ago got posted.
”Iain Russell from British Columbia, has a different take on signature style, that’s more multi-dimensional, even conceptual.
“Fashion is based off trends as they come and go; Style is something more, it is the way your outfits move from day to day, week to week, year to year. When most people refer to signature style, we often look to singular items or something that we generally gravitate towards stylistically. When I am asked to define signature style, I look more outwards than inwards. Ideas around texture, layering, colours and fit have their place in daily wear.” He replied.
For him, he would describe his signature style using broad terms such as modernism or refinement, then put a cap on their direction within a geographic sphere. “For myself, I look to define modern menswear of the Pacific Northwest. My “signature style” is a reflection of the places that I live, work, and play. As I learn and grow, my style continues to develop, grow and change,” he shared with us, making particular reference to his recent outfit below.
Iain Russell, www.iainrussell.net, @isthismeanswear
He also doesn’t subscribe to the notion of a signature garment or accessory, but attributes the looks or direction of the label Engineered Garments as another key influence to his personal style.
“The work of [Japanese-born American fashion designer] Daiki Suzuki has influenced my style more than any other force. I find myself searching out Engineered Garments pieces [the label Suzuki founded and designs for]. When I think of what I want to wear it is Engineered Garments. I try to provide a balance of different looks and styles but the common thread is often something designed or inspired by Daiki Suzuki,” he said.”