‘I Was Into Art Long Before I Ever Knew What Fashion Was…’
Guest Fashion Illustrator Orch Eratli
Story submitted Jerry Ashlee
‘My style hasn’t differed much from how I dressed myself in elementary school. I suppose the credit goes then to my mother and father for always being impeccably put together and setting the standard.
I was into art long before I ever knew what “fashion” was. I think I’m more an enthusiast of personal style and expression than I am interested in being a ‘fashionisto’. Mr. Rogers, Pee Wee Herman and Bill Cosby were big style Icons for me, not surprising I still have an affinity for sweaters and bow ties.'
'Getting older I honed in on the importance of a good fit and distinguishing quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Once you gain a handle on prints, cuts, textiles and what colors work for you and you carefully curate a wardrobe you can be proud of. The rest just becomes good fun. ‘