By Samantha Lim, from StyleCaster.com
September is always a big month for fashion—from the glossies’ September issues to stores’ fall collections to the back-to-school frenzy that is autumn in New York—and for us at StyleCaster, it marks the month that we embark on our biggest annual feature:
50 Most Stylish New Yorkers.
Every year, we comb the streets of our home city to find the freshest crop of the city’s style stars—an all-new list every year!—from designers and street style stars to restauranteurs and power brokers.
This year’s roster represents a true-to-life kaleidoscope of the city’s diverse approach to style.
Photographer Adam Katz Sinding, the man behind the vivid snaps of fashionable personalities you’ve likely seen in Vogue, W, and his own site, Le 21ème, photographed this year’s honorees all over Manhattan, from the tree-lined walls of Central Park to the cobblestoned streets of the Meatpacking District to the graffiti-embellished walls of SoHo.
So what makes a person “stylish”? It’s more than just innovative styling choices and an appetite for high-end labels that make these folks stylish—it’s an appetite for life, approaching projects and life plans with the same sense of joie de vivre with which they approach their outfits. These 50 honorees mix style and culture into their everyday lives with aplomb, and aren’t afraid to push boundaries—inspiring us to do the same.
Marcus Paul, Stylist and Creative
Marcus Paul has a client list that would make your eyes widen—he’s worked with everyone from Jay-Z to LeBron James—and when you see him in person, you can tell why. He recently launched a limited-edition sweatshirt collection with XXBC, and is setting his sights on footwear next. For Paul, style in New York means being “comfortable and versatile,” dressing to meet the city’s myriad demands. “New York style means having a little edge and self confidence … in other words, being yourself.”
Photo: Adam Katz-Sinding for StyleCaster
Read more: http://stylecaster.com/new-york-style-2014/