+  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/STEPHEN KNOLL: talks about his 2nd outfit. #2 in ten acts







What items did you use to compose this particular outfit?
Brown cable sweater – Ralph Lauren
Printed wool trousers – Paul Smith
Green leather/suede jacket
Pea green chartreuse scarf (under-chin of goat from India)
Gloves – Paul Smith
Alligator shoes – from Spain
Cashmere socks – Barney’s
How did you arrive at the decision to compose such an outfit?
I’ve become so fluent in the way I dress except when traveling. I like clothes but the way I dress is reflexive.


Did you compose this outfit spontaneously or was it planned ahead of time?


On a scale of 10, how pleased are you with this composition/outfit?


What roles do color, the fit, and integrity of fabric play in this particular outfit? 
I love the textures of the cable sweater, scarf, the patterns on the trousers but moreover, fit is most important.


How soon would you repeat/wear this same outfit again?
Depends on where I’m going or how appropriate—I will repeat it. But it is ultimately a day wear/casual that I wear regularly.


There is perhaps a spiritual, emotional, intellectual or psychological aspect to what/how we dress. What is your personal experience in relation to this outfit? 
Makes me feel warm, cozy and at same time light, unrestricted.

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3 Responses to special guest/STEPHEN KNOLL: talks about his 2nd outfit. #2 in ten acts

  1. Daisy says:

    I am loving these posts on Stephen Knoll’s style! He makes it all look so effortless!

  2. I love Stephen’s color sense, it’s a feast to the eyes

  3. Saul D says:

    These are fun posts. I love the way Stephen draws you in with overall composition and wonderfully placed accents like the scarf and socks. The man even makes the wall he’s standing next to look better. Keep it coming!

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