DEION SQUIRES ROUSSE HE/HIM
I feel as if the youth have always been at a level of sartorial literacy above older generations. Truthfully, it’s no surprise; so many of the looks that come down the runways in Paris, Milan, London and New York are taken directly out of the cracks in society that we so often occupy. Clothing is just as diverse as the people who wear it and, compounded with the cyclical nature of fashion, there’s an ocean of things to wear. Even before becoming an active dresser I was still aware of fashion. I had to be since everyone else was. Streetwear and trends were a part of everyday conversation and if I wanted friends I had to keep up. When I started paying attention to myself and the way way I dressed, I realized that because there was this sea of possibilities, I would be limiting myself by following the labels on the clothes and societal norms. That would be like having 2 cookies and only eating one because a stranger said I wouldn’t like the other. Why should I let someone else dictate my tastes?
BRENNAN MARCH HE/HIM
If gender and sex were the same thing, then there would only be one term for the both of them. Society dictates that the sex with which one is born with, is in turn the preconceived ideal gender that one
ANGELIA JAYASINGHE SHE/HER
It’s hard for me to describe what my style is; there’s no one word that pinpoints it. I like to dress the way I feel that particular day, am I feeling more femme or more boyish? I’ve been heavily influenced over the past three years by living downtown. I feel like staying in the city has helped me grow and meet people who’ve influenced my style. What I wear is heavily influenced by my mood and the people around me. If it came down to picking my two personalities, I would say I’m either a “super femme, colour loving girl” or an “edgy, oversized all-black fit chic!”