Who's that girl?

And, what is she wearing? Meet eight spellbinding women who don’t see fashion as gendered.
Photographed by Ben Grieme | Styled by Elissa Santisi

“It’s fun to take something classic, like a men’s suit jacket, and find a different way to wear it. The jacket stays the same but the feeling and attitude changes. Any type of oversized, lightweight jacket or blazer contrasted with a crop top that shows a lil bit of midriff is good. I recently found a wool button-down jac-shirt in the men’s section at Filson—it’s my new favorite go-to.” COCO GORDON MOORE, VISUAL ARTIST & POET.

On Coco: Her own LOEWE sweater and jeans. Left: vintage FILSON jacket, cut-off shirt, vintage CALVIN KLEIN trousers. Makeup by Kristi Matamoros. Hair by Tsuki (throughout).

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“I must have been six-years-old because we had just moved to England from Ireland and I remember watching the news with my Mum. There were young men wearing matching red berets and jackets and cool sunglasses; teenage boys wearing colorful sweaters, baseball caps, baggy trousers, and some of them were carrying big stereo systems on their shoulders. That was it. I wanted to dress like them.” LAURA MORGAN, MODEL & ARTIST.
On Laura: vintage men’s trench coat, OFFICINE GENERALE pants, her own silk shirt and boots.
RIGHT: On Mimi: Vintage COMME DES GARÇONS men’s silk bomber jacket, vintage East Village thrift store shirt, vintage SAINT LAURENT trousers, and her own shoes.

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“Borrowed from the boys? I think the boys borrowed from me.” MIMI JUNG, MODEL & ARTIST.

On Maryam: Her own MAISON MARGIELA jacket, tank top, vintage trousers, and belt.

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“I always come back to my Dad’s yellow Façonnable sweatshirts, his denim cut-off gardening shorts, and white cotton oversized button-ups from the 80s; my ex-husband’s old black CoSTUME NATIONAL leather jacket, his old 45R button-ups and cargo pants, and his vintage tees; my ex-boyfriend’s navy Ralph Lauren crew neck and oversized cotton white wife beater. He had a faded red Fruit of the Loom hoodie and a pair of supersized vintage jeans that I never managed to make my own. I still think about those pieces...” MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH, DESIGNER.

"MENSWEAR ALLOWS ME TO EXPRESS A MORE SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT- FORWARD SIDE OF MYSELF.”

“Women’s clothes are cool when I want to be feminine and wear dressy kinds-of-clothes. Something I can wear to somewhere nice. (How often does that happen? Ha!). But I don’t always find stuff I can wear for everyday in the women’s section. I feel most comfortable wearing sneakers, T-shirts, and baggy pants. I think streetwear culture is where menswear and womenswear intersect. Everybody cruising 125th street is wearing Jordans and sweatsuits. I love that.” YANNI YOUNG, HARLEM YOUTH ACTIVIST.

On Yanni: DRIES VAN NOTEN men’s coat, OFFICINE GENERALE men’s jeans, her own T-shirt, tote, jewelry, and sneakers.

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“As a child I was deeply into girly colors, matching sets, and sparkles. Honestly, it was a good jam. Less so, was my boho festival-style stint in my early twenties. Eventually, I embraced my love for oversized silhouettes and am the woman I am today—sitting on my couch, wearing a giant button-down and a pair of old-men’s Japanese work jeans.” XOTCHILTL VASQUEZ, BRAND RESEARCH STRATEGIST.
On Xotchiltl: Vintage MIU MIU men’s jacket, OFFICINE GENERALE men’s sweater and pants.
RIGHT: On Lacey: Vintage men’s bomber jacket, vintage top, and vintage PRADA pants.

“I make work on the road. I drive a lot, I fly a lot, I have to pack, a lot. I don’t like being weighed down. The clothes I wear have to support the physical demands of my work as an artist: a Prada knit, some Patagonia baggie pants, Birkenstocks, an Eres black string bikini, and a tube of Chanel nude lipstick.” LACEY LENNON, ARTIST.

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On Lexie: Her own tank top and vintage trousers. Right: Her own thrift store T-shirt, vintage belt, and trousers.

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“Like the bread I bake, my style is rugged, functional, and difficult to predict. I wear large Boy Scout trousers and heavy wool sweaters. They’re both technically fit for a man and intended for a man, but by the time they make it to me, they’ve become mine. If it fits, and I can afford it, it’s for me.” LEXIE SMITH, BAKER & ARTIST.