Milwaukee Magazine - - Shopping - Lex Allen

When artist, pho­tog­ra­pher and mu­si­cian (New Age Nar­cis­sism) Lex Allen is in the house, you can’t help but no­tice. Whether he’s don­ning high heels and a ki­mono, or a suit and a head wrap, he cuts a fig­ure that’s both out­ra­geous and to­tally spot on. Here, Lex shares some of his fash­ion phi­los­o­phy.

What are you wear­ing?

The jacket and shirt are from a store called La’Aro on Brady Street. It’s owned by a woman from Nige­ria and the clothes are very vi­brant and col­or­ful. Pat­tern on pat­tern is so much fun, and that’s what I’ve got go­ing on here.

Tell me about the head wrap.

I was read­ing about African cul­ture and what head wraps sig­nify, which is roy­alty. I felt more peo­ple should wear them and take pride in their cul­ture. I feel like it col­lects en­ergy from the sun.

You're known as a style icon. Do you feel pres­sure to cre­ate a daz­zling out­fit every day?

No pres­sure! One day I walk out in a suit, an­other day, in Nikes. One day fem­i­nine, one day mas­cu­line. I dress for my­self. I never dress to im­press.

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