Thursday, August 27, 2009

New School Dandy Profile: Pelayo Díaz Zapico

Over the past several months we have been introduced to many amazing people through our Facebook fan page. With this post we continue a regular series of profiles of New School Dandies. This week we feature fashion design student and blogger Pelayo Diaz Zapico Of Kate Loves Me.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Oviedo, north Spain. Classic and boring, just like a bow tie, that's why you always have to make things your way so life is a little more fun.

Where do you live now? I live in London. Beautiful and different.

Where did you go to school? I went to art school in Spain, then I got into Saint Martins, where I'm still studying fashion design.

What’s your occupation? I'm in my gap year where we are supposed to get work experience and learn from other designers. I might start after the summer. Meanwhile I'm busy helping in photo shoots and doing the visuals for a brand here in London.

When did you establish your personal style? Was there a pivotal moment? How has it changed? My style is a mixture between people I've met through the years, movies I've watched, places I've been, and new ideas in my head. If you believe in all that, a character is born. I love being that character.

How would you describe your style? I am a bit L.A kid meets 50's pimp. I don't know, you tell me, what do you think is my style?

Who is your style icon? There isn't really a guy that I look up to dress like. There are women that I think of in order to dress accordingly if I were meeting them. Sometimes, when I go a bit crazy I think what would I wear if it was fashion week and I was going to a show. Or, what would I wear if I were going shopping with Mary Kate Olsen or if I was out for dinner with Diane Krueger. It depends.

What are your preferred dandy reading materials? Hercules magazine, V Man and 10men.

Do you have a favorite website? Every time I have a reason to go in there I am happy.

What is your favorite personal item (non-clothing/accessories)? A camera, digital or disposable.

What is your favorite clothing article or accessory? A navy blue, short sleeve shirt with pockets that I bought at H&M. Very classy!

Where is your favorite or dream vacation spot? I can't wait to go to Bora Bora.

At which establishments would you consider yourself a regular? I love Shoreditch House in East London, a club with a pool on the roof. Breakfast on Mondays are my favourite.

What would you be doing ten years from now? Directing a fashion house.

What is your current obsession? Crosses and dices. I keep drawing them.

Currently inspired by? D.I.Y attitude.

Currently annoyed with? The weather. This is supposed to be summer for f**** sake!

What else do you want to tell us? I went to the opera a few months ago and some friends where shocked because I didn't wear a bow-tie or shiny shoes. Instead I turned in rolled up jeans and Doc Martins and a black shirt. Dandy people can do things like that, can't they? I mean, if you really are dandy you don't need an occasion to dress up and that day I felt like going to the opera with Joe Dallesandro.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you gotta love this kid!

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