Brooklyn-based Whatever 21 creates fashion for outsiders, bringing together a blend of contemporary sportswear and nostalgic mall goth attitude for a look that's garnered a significant queer following.
Helmed by founder Brian Whatever, the independent brand has been slowly growing each season, and for fall '17 delivered its strongest range to date—updated velour tracksuits a la Juicy Couture, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts with punk plaid detailing and plenty of DGAF slouchy silhouettes to sulk around in style.
The collection's goth-glam lookbook, premiering today on OUT, stars some of W21's core muses, including Cheeky Ma, Infinite Coles and Ylang Ylang. In the following slides, we meet the W21 models and discuss why they enjoy wearing Brian's brand and what changes they'd like to see in contemporary fashion.
Photography: Chris Luttrell
HMU: Toshi Salvino
Jewlery & Accessories: GhostModern