CHINA TOWN DIARIES: CATCHING LUNCH WITH STYLE

NEW YORK FASHION GURU SHARES HIS FAVORITE LOOKS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

It was a sunny day in October, when we followed Carlin Rollenhagen, manager at iconic DSMNY on his culinary and fashion adventure in China town, New York. He was on a mission to cook for us, and getting the ingredients in dreamy, yet edgy, uncompromising, elegantly sluttish outfits, leaving the crowd speechless. We talked style, his growing up in podunk Michigan, obsession with avant-garde fashion and Martin Margiela, and why Bottega woven bags are on his wish list. You can guess, he didn't cook much but he served the most tasteful and filling fashion desert.


Hi! You studied fashion design (add where) and landed in DSMNY? Tell us what you do? 

I studied Womens wear Design at Columbia College Chicago from ’12-15’.  A little too late I realized that I didn’t have the passion for design, however, I was extremely talented at the business side. After numerous retail experiences, i moved to NYC and landed at DSMNY.

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How long does it take you to pick an outfit for work?   

It usually takes me about 10 minutes total to get dressed, but 5 minutes to fully visualize the look.


Describe your style in few words. 

My style could be described as slutty, but avant-garde.


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