Sian-Pierre Regis is a fashion guru for our generation.
His site Swagger New York began in Paris as one of the first street style sites, and has continued to grow. Today they create content that highlights not just people on the streets but the items they love.
Swagger has interviewed up-and-coming musical acts like Azealia Banks, Chromeo, and Metronomy and has featured writers like Jeff Laub of the Blind Barber in their Fashion section.
I chatted with Sian-Pierre to get his take on hot trends, the signature millennial style, and who would win in a presidential candidate fashion face-off.
Elena Sheppard (ES): What characteristics define 20-something's style? If you could summarize our look in a few sentences or words what would you say?
SPR: American style, in New York anyway, is very in your face. When I started Swagger Paris, I was always surprised at how muted the colors were (all-black everything was the standard across France), but the fit is what sets American apart from other countries. Generally, Americans seem to care less about items that are perfectly tailored to fit our form, opting for items that either boast a brand name or SCREAM cool/different/trendy, etc. We really need to work on wearing clothes that complement our body types.
ES: In a style match-up who wins: Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? How would you define each of their style?