It was raining cats and dogs one day during Fashion Week and in between shows I found a spot amongst the sea of fashion mavens to plant myself until either the rain stopped so I can make a run for it to grab a bite to eat or to just move on to the next show. Standing right next to me was David Puerta, a fashionable young man who piqued my interest with his sharp and chic outfit.
Me: Hi. What’s your name and what do you do?
David: David Puerta. I’m from Brazil. I’m a menswear designer.
Me: I love your look, tell me about what you are wearing.
David: My jacket is Ralph Lauren Purple label Balenciaga t-shirt — it’s super soft, Diesel jeans, Hermes belt, Lanvin shoes.
Me: Nice! Where did you study fashion? I’m a Parsons gal myself. Have you worked for any interesting designers?
David: I studied Fashion Design at F.I.T. I did an internship for Angel Sanchez, that was a great experience. I’m very excited, my first collection will be presented in January. It’s simple cotton, skinny pants and chiffon for men.
Me: I love Angel Sanchez, have a dress and skirt by him. Who are your favorite designers? What denim brands do you love?
David: I love John Varvatos, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Dior Homme, Margiela, Lanvin and Prada. For jeans, Diesel is ok. I really like Ksubi and Prada jeans, they fit me very well.
David is definitely a skinny jean kind of a guy with a keen eye for high-end fashion. He’s got the edgy preppy look going on. The hot look for men at the moment!
–Nikki Cho Russo