Elm City Fashion

Photos and text © Gale Zucker

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Julia Bogardus, co-owner of Knit New Haven yarn store
Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: Make it pop.
Q: How did you decide what to wear today?
A: See fashion philosophy, above.

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Ravon Robinson
Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: I like to be color coordinated, first and foremost. Contemporary, with a little edge. Like boots, with a Kangol, rather than boots with a fitted cap.

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Peter Cooper, environmental lawyer
Q: What’s your favorite piece?
A: My scarf. It is a cheerful scarf, in order to reflect the oncoming departure of winter.

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Meg Kazukynas of English Market

Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: Set your own trends. I don’t like to follow rules. Whatever you want to wear, wear it.

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Samantha Galberth of Salon 2000
Q: What is you fashion philosophy?
A: Dress according to my mood. Today? Happy.
Q: What words would you use to describe New Haven style?
A: Versatile and open.

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Michael Morand, of Yale University
Q: Tell us about your cufflinks.
A: They are black star flag, of the rising star country of Ghana. I got them at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana.

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Shawn Moore, a senior at the Yale School of Music, with his violin
Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: Dressy, but urban.
Q: Do you find yourself accessorizing around your instrument?
A: Not consciously.

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Left to right: XinYang Li, Zhu Zhang, Yungi Zhang, and ChuYang Wei
Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: Xinyang Li – My fashion? (Laughs)
Q: Tell us about your polka-dot purse.
A: Zhu Zhang – It’s small and matches all my black-and-white clothes.
Q: What is your favorite piece?
A: Yungi Zhang – My jacket – I like the style, and the collar, it is fluffy.
Q: How did you decide what to wear today?
A: Chu Yang Wei – My scarf’s color – it’s very spring.

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Elizabeth Goodspeed, walking her greyhound, Bella
Q: What’s your favorite piece?
A: My scarf. A co-worker gave it to me a couple of years ago.

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Sonia Alvarez
Q: Tell us about your stripes.
A: I enjoy them. I find stripes to be really in style. You know, I think they make me look a little slimmer.

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Sean Milnes, manager at Fuel Coffee Shop
Q: What is your fashion philosophy?
A: Functional first, always. Utilitarian. Everything I wear must be layerable.

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