[May 18 2023]
PURPLE #39 THE NEW YORK ISSUE: GREENPOINT-BASED; MILWAUKEE-BORN FASHION DESIGNER ELENA VELEZ @elenavelez WORKS TO DECENTRALIZE AMERICA’S FASHION NARRATIVE.
Interview and portrait by Olivier Zahm
Photography by Bella Newman
“The woman that I’m trying to communicate is very different from the type of woman who is seen in the world today, especially in New York. I’m trying to communicate a multiplicity and a grayscale version of femininity. There are so many serious binaries of woman hood today. I like this idea of a paradoxical, complicated, not necessarily politically correct woman.”
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