A Collected Style Interview: Denisio Truitt
Designer, Photographer, Creative Being. West African weirdo. Born in the mountains of Colorado, raised in the suburbs or Maryland.
ACG-What’s your definition of Style?
DT-Style is a way of conveying your life’s philosophy through fashion. It is something that is personal and reflective.
ACG-What inspired your Brand?
DT-8 Vintage is the result of two DC girls’ obsession with vintage. Krystin Hargrove (my business partner) and I got together and decided to create an online boutique of fine vintage apparel, as well as mini collections of reconstructed vintage items.
ACG-The do’s and don’t’s of Style/Fashion?
DT-Do: always be true to yourself and your aesthetic. Who cares if its not on trend, or who cares if its hella trendy. If it’s you, ROCK IT.
Don’t: Overthink it. Sometimes the simplest thing I throw together becomes epic. I like the (cliché) Coco Chanel quote about accessorizing “Always take off the last thing you put on”.
ACG-How does your Brand stand out from others?
DT-Krystin and I really wanted to make 8 Vintage about high-end unique garments at very reasonable prices. Our pieces are carefully selected so that they can be integrated into any modern wardrobe. We wanted to show people that vintage is more than just secretary dresses or grungy tops it can be chic, and grown up.
ACG-What’s one thing you would take out of Fashion World and one thing you would add?
DT-Less pretentiousness, more acceptance of different body shapes.
ACG-Tips for people who are looking to refine their style?
DT-Keep it simple. As I said before, sometimes less is more. Also go for timeless and classic items over the latest fleeting trend.
ACG-What’s going to be big this Winter/Spring season?
DT-Not sure but I plan on wearing a lot of black and white, softer pastels and neutrals (rather than my colorblocking craze last spring), and ethnic prints!
ACG-What’s your dream job?
DT-What I am doing right now (with a little more income, lol)
ACG-All time favorite item can be a shirt, shoes etc.?
DT-A vintage heart charm bracelet given to me by my friend Michela. It holds sentimental value because it’s a reminder of her and her constant support and pushing me to follow my dreams!
ACG-Who’s your style icon and why?
DT-I of course admire the usual suspects (Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia) but I have many icons, I couldn’t just pick one definitive person as my style is incredibly eclectic. Grace Jones, Mariel Haenn, Diana Ross (in her 70’s Bob Mackie era) just to name a few…
Online Vintage Boutique