Q: Name, year and major?
A: Calvin Banks, sophomore business major.
Q:Describe your style in one word.
Q:Where do you get your inspiration from?
A: Music is my inspiration. Particularly rap. That’s what I do. I make music. I also really like cartoon characters. Mickey Mouse is my favorite. I like Disney and anime.
Q: Whose style do you admire and why?
A: Kanye West. I like that he’s not afraid to try new things.
Q: What are you wearing today?
A: I’m wearing a jean vest. They are very popular, especially this kind with the sleeves cut off, Levi’s, Converse and a hoodie.
Q: Have you always dressed this way or did you have a different style?
A: I used to wear oversized white t-shirts and baggy pants but so did everyone else. I guess it [my style] kind of evolved. I didn’t want to dress how everyone was dressing.
Q: How would you categorize your style?
A: I can’t really categorize it. I always wear one over-the-top accessory. Today I chose this chain. I like to mismatch. I will pair unexpected pieces together.
Q: Where do you like to shop for clothes and accessories?
A: I like The Bunker in Westport, JC Penney and Journeys.
Q: Are you a trend follower or a trend setter?
A: I would say both. I will work some trends into my style but I also take a lot of risks.
Q: How do you think people perceive you based on how you dress?
A: I think people are shocked at first. I get people’s attention.
Q: Have you ever received negative feedback about your appearance?
A: It depends on the setting. Like if I’m meeting someone’s parents or if I have a job interview my look can sometimes be shocking in a negative way. I have a lot of facial piercings too.
Q: Explain what you have going on with your hair.
A: This half is buzzed and it’s blonde and then this side is natural and long. Sometimes I will spike it up like a mohawk. I’m living in the future with this hair.
Q: Which city or country has good style?
A: I think all of Europe does. They are always ahead of us in fashion. I like what Tokyo has going on with the bright colors and the anime inspiration.