Seeing as fashion is an art in and of itself, there has always been significant overlap between the two worlds—consider how many designers work with fine artists or cite them as inspiration, for instance. Cleo Wade, an artist and poet from New Orleans, perfectly straddles the line between both scenes, popping up at all the coolest fashion events as her creative career burgeons. Well-known for her romantic musings on Instagram (done typewriter-style or in her own handwriting), Wade’s words have become ubiquitous regrams on the accounts of fashion-savvy ladies and gents.
Perhaps it has something to do with her über-fashionable friends, like DJ Mia Moretti and designer Jeremy Scott—not to mention another acquaintance of hers, Anna Wintour. But in case that’s not enough to convince you of her fashion-world clout, her incredibly unique style will do the trick. Always unexpected—merging diverse textures and colors—Wade’s look transcends typical terminology (read: boho, glam, etc.) in a way only an artist's could. Meet your new style crush below.
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adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams ‘Superstar Pharrell Supershell’ Sneakers ($102)
Opening Ceremony Dimensional Thermal Layered Dress ($245)
Tabitha Simmons Embellished Suede and Leather Pouch ($495)