Spotted: Wendell Ley outside the tents in Bryant Park for NYFW
Occupation: “Freelance fashion designer
Q: What are you wearing today?
A: I’m wearing my own label. Or…I’m not wearing any label. Bellbottom khakis with hand sewn African accents, recycled granny skirt under and embroidered patchwork blanket. A lot of the pieces are recycled – I’m going green.”
Q: And the hat?
A: The crown is all me. You know in the civil rights song ‘We Shall Overcome’ where we sing, ‘We shall wear a crown / We shall wear a crown someday.’ That is this crown, because that day has come.
Q: How would you describe your work?
A: "When you fall from Heaven to Earth what will you be wearing? Besides a parachute, you’ll be wearing Wendell Ley.”
Photos courtesy of Brendan Sullivan