Kevin Chen is a senior at New York University residing in the Lower East Side. Growing up in San Francisco and moving to New York left him with a deep impression of both skate-inspired streetwear and bespoke menswear. Hoping to walk the fine line between streetwear and menswear, Kevin has followed NYFW and street style photography religiously. Parts & Form was born out of the hope to bridge the gap between inspirational street style photographs and a personal, practical wardrobe.
The philosophy behind Parts & Form is to deconstruct our favorite outfits in street style photography to demonstrate how to wear and put together basic wardrobe pieces. We believe the rise of street style is a large proponent of the growing accessibility of high fashion. The ensembles we dissect reflect our personal style of understated contemporary menswear and the effortlessness of a minimal aesthetic.
photography by Adam Katz
Rather than adding to the cocktail dressing trend blogs tend to flock towards, we want to help build a holistic, ready-to-wear wardrobe. Every man should have a minimal wardrobe consisting of essentials and a few choice pieces. The trend of increasingly minimal and androgynous menswear affords the possibility of building a comprehensive wardrobe that reflects individual style and maximizes possible combinations while staying within an affordable budget. At the end of each post, there is a carefully curated selection of pieces at a range of price points for the specific ensemble. By nature, our style guides include pieces that are by and large timeless and re-wearable.