When conceptualizing a fashion story for our Philip Glass Icon Issue, we couldn't exactly take direct inspiration from Glass; afterall, he's spent most of his career composing in an anonymous outfit of pleated khaki trousers and simple button down shirts. Instead, we tried to distill the spirit of his early days, the feel and fun of when he created art in the youthful, glorified test lab that was Lower Manhattan in the 1970s. Certainly things have changed in New York since the recession of the ’70s, but there's still plenty of young people doing their thing, hustling their art, making things happen. What does the urban avant-garde look like in 2012? One example is the crowded home of photographer Sandy Kim, longtime friend of FADER and one of the many incredibly creative spirits we're lucky to know in this city. For this issue's fashion story, we invited her friends over, brought down two suitcases filled with clothes to her insanely claustrophobic apartment, and let Kim go crazy taking as many photographs as she wanted. There were empty beer cans everywhere, the only light shone through an airshaft and gated windows, but in the end, it was more than enough. Check out all the action from behind the scenes, and go see the finished fashion story here.
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