I am excited to let you know that I have edited the fashion page for the new commemorative edition of the East Village Eye that also serves as the catalogue of the East Village Eye exhibition that opens at Howl Happening on Friday, September 16 at 6 PM - 8 PM. The fashion page is a collaboration with street style photographer Anka Itskovich. I wrote articles and styled fashion for the Eye 30 years ago!! My short essay is as follows: Fashion is about change but style has an element of continuity. Fashion can be found in the East Village but East Village style can be found everywhere. Style expresses both individuality and tribal identity. Fashion is a two way street: the East Village is geographic home and destination for designers like Victoria Simes and Katelyn Fay, featured here, but it is also a destination of the mind for globally known designers like Vivienne Westwood (who has collaborated with Keith Haring) and Rei Kawakubo (who finds inspiration in street punk style). Over the decades East Village fashion has meant suede fringe, love beads, vintage Americana, embroidered Ukranian blouses, neon Spandex, motorcycle jackets, peacock-colored hair and combat boots. Today it might mean all of those elements combined in one outfit—and the kids know how to pull it off. The street is your runway so bring it, show it, wear it. It’s a daily responsibility so don’t let us down.