+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

special guest/ MONTGOMERY FRAZIER talks about his 4th OUTFIT: 4 in 9 acts

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What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Plaid hat by Penguin
Early Madonna Nude t-shirt by Chasor
The vest is by Hamaki-Ho that I bought in Montreux, Switzerland whilst being hosted by the La Prairie Spa for their 85th anniversary.
The jacket is from Joe Fresh
The linen scarf was also from the same little menswear boutique in Montreux, Switzerland
Spectacles from Pad IDC
Jeans by Gucci
Pale grey suede shoes from Giorgio Fornasiero
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
This outfit was my nod to Boy George, whom I used to adore as a musician. It has that Hasidic vibe which used to be so cool in London in the early 80’s and was made globally popular by Boy George…although I Monty-fied it to suit my sensibility and current-ness….It’s a totally ME look!
Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?
I don’t think I could have planned this look…It was very organic and totally spontaneous, but derived from what I wanted to say at the time and who I wanted to influence me.

 
On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?
I’d give this look a strong 7
What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit?
This outfit has more to do with the silhouette, colors and patterns….not so much about textures….

 

 

 

How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Probably not very soon.  I think this was a one-trick-pony look, as many of my concoctions are…I really don’t like to repeat too many looks unless they’re simply EXTRAORDINARY….In that respect I’m very much like a fashion designer….I’m always influenced by the way I feel and what I want to say at the time…and I rarely repeat lines!

 
There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to the what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit?
‘Karma-Karma Chameleon’….that’s exactly the spiritual feeling I was having at the time….Don’t know it kids?…Then Google it.

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