Smoke & Mirrors: conversations in fashion and music by Marcus Holmlund.
Welcome to the mind of MH:
“I’m Marcus – a lil’ Swedish-American Jew with an affinity for urban music, high styling, and genderless fashions. When it comes to dress, I’ve focused on shape and proportion over subtext in developing a look that’s ever-evolved, self-telling, and at times, arresting. Somewhere in between Oliver Twist and 70’s rock star, I’ve honed a look that’s often shocking to the onlooker, but very natural to me; feeding the idea that testing my own limits and boundaries is more valuable than just a gaze. I’m used to it. I refuse to be confined within the lines of menswear. To make sense of it all, look to those I’m influenced by: there’s Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler, Bowie, Janet and Michael, Prince, Amadeus, Jesus, pimps, beggars and stoners – confusing enough? All androgynous in their own right, they’ve inspired my every facet. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, I was trained in musical theater and brought up listening to black music. I feel like my second mother was Miss Janet [Jackson]. I have her to thank for my appreciation of all things hip-hop and R&B. I’ve been deemed the little white boy that could due to the fact. I recently graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City with a degree in Design and Management (with concentrations in fashion journalism and pop culture). While in college, I interned for stylist Mel Ottenberg, Elle and V magazines, and PR firm, Black Frame. I currently freelance report for New York Magazine and V and blog for The FADER. I am also creative consultant to New York designers, Adam Lippes and Carlos Campos. My life goal is to become the next great fashion/music editor.”
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