Anna G. Larson, Published June 16 2013
Style Profile: Avant-garde style for student
The 23-year-old majoring in art history at Minnesota State University Moorhead favors international avant-garde designers known for their artistic creations.
I spotted Swanson at his parents’ store downtown, Pinch & Pour, as he was preparing to leave Fargo for New York City for an internship with Selima Optique, a high fashion eyewear brand.
Describe your style. I go for avant-garde style. I pay attention to fashion shows.
What are you wearing today? American Apparel shorts, shirt by Walter Van Beirendonck (a Belgian designer) and Jil Sander sandals.
Where do you shop? Everywhere – if I see something I like, I will find it.
Who are your favorite designers? Walter Van Beirendonck, J.W. Anderson (Irish designer) and Juun J. (Korean designer).
They all represent their countries really well.
What’s your favorite thing in your closet? A plastic PVC jacket with blow-up muscles by Walter Van Beirendonck. It’s one of his rarest pieces.
I also collect vintage clothing. I have about 15 pieces that I don’t wear but love to have.
What’s the most extravagant thing you’ve ever purchased? I only buy two or three things a year, so everything is something I save for, but I remember buying a Louis Vuitton bag when I was 18. I paid around $650 for it back then, but now it’d probably go for $1,200.
What’s your dream job? To archive clothing.
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