Connor Sovak ('19) is a visual artist and senior here at Brien McMahon High School. His art has been seen in Norwalk, CT, and Parsons in New York City, not to mention his art has also been recognized by artists such as Trippie Redd and SahBabii.
Sovak claims that his sense of style and taste was not always as prominent as it is now. He states, “I used to dress plain, like a nobody.”
His inspirations and development for taste took place in New York City.
“Before I was just presenting myself the way other people wanted to see me as, it was child-like. When I went to the city nothing was that serious.”
For the most part, Sovak doesn’t like to categorize his style because he claims that it takes the fun away, however, he agreed to for the sake of the interview.
“If I had to categorize my style, I guess I would say its a more vintage look, but I like to wear a lot of new stuff too.”
Sovaks favorite piece of clothing is a camo jacket he got from a thrift store in London and his favorite shoes are his white Rick Owens slip-on.
“I used to have the black leather high-top pair, but with these slip-on, I can wear them comfortably in like any season.”
He also claims that Rick Owens is his favorite designer, along with Comme des Garçons lead director Rei Kawakubo.
“Her stuff with CDG is fire, she puts a lot of emphasis on the art aspect of clothing.”
Sovak also gave Pridetime insight on what his inspirations are, “It’s a lot of weird stuff and most other people’s creativity. I think the styles of like different movie characters is super interesting because like it’s fictional. And the same thing with like comic book illustrations and old video games. Just like other people’s art.”
When asked about inspirations from specific people in today’s world, Sovak said, “Probably like my mom because she’s always been the one to teach me what generally looks good and what doesn’t. I also think Young Thug is dope because his style and music are totally in sync. Same thing with artists like Chief Keef and Ozzy Osbourne.”
Sovak gets a lot of questions about whether or not people should dress the way he does. When it comes to originality, Sovak says, “No! Don’t go out of your way to be something your not. It’s just clothes, no one cares. Just wear what you feel comfortable in."