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INTERVIEW: Third Fernandez, New York's Greatest Gem

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by Julia Viner (@juliaviner)

When you meet someone like Third, it's hard not to instantly gravitate towards them...

Her energy is so wise, yet so free, and always unapologetically authentic. This energy seems to carry over in everything that she does, from designing clothes, to managing Assembly in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and killing it as an unsigned, but still incredibly note-worthy, model.

In our shoot with Third, we really wanted to capture the essence of each brand, by doing so you can identify the soft, 90s-esq Barbie doll look with designs from Neith Nyer, Barbara Bologna and Dorateymur and you can feel 80s boss-lady vibes in her head-to-toe Y/Project look.

Keep scrolling to read how one of New York’s greatest gems views the fashion industry in the Big Apple, and why you, YES YOU, wish you were a Taurus…

(Y/Project 'Boxy Trucker Shirt', 'Multi-Cuff Jeans' in Black, 'Western Plastic Belt', Barbara Bologna 'I'm a Star' Earrings)

1. What 3 words would you use to describe your experience in the fashion industry?

Explorative, exploitative, exhausting (but exciting, but that's four)

 

2. If you could die and be reincarnated into anyone or anything who or what would you be? 

Trader on the Silk Road

(Y/Project 'Boxy Trucker Shirt', 'Multi-Cuff Jeans' in Black, 'Western Plastic Belt', Barbara Bologna 'I'm a Star' Earrings)

3. What’s the biggest mistake designers today are making to get noticed in the industry?

I have yet to find out

 

4. What brought you to New York?

My family relocated

(Y/Project 'Boxy Trucker Shirt', 'Multi-Cuff Jeans' in Black, 'Western Plastic Belt', Barbara Bologna 'I'm a Star' Earrings, Dorateymur 'Metallic Mules')

5. What is your favorite part about being alive in 2017?

Just being alive and doing my thing

 

6. What aspect of New York intimidates you the most?

The city being a prime target and venue for violent attacks

(Y/Project 'Shoulder Drape Napoleon T-Shirt')

7. What sign are you most compatible with?

Leo for friendship, air signs for romance/intimacy, earth for everything (short answer: Taurus)

 

8. Do you think young people drive this industry or do you think its still honed by the aged elite?

Shoppers, who range in age, really drive the industry with the elite having the highest spending power and control of demand for luxury goods

(Neith Nyer 'High-Waisted Jeans', 'Ruched Top', Barbara Bologna 'Feather Boa', Dorateymur 'Harput Loafers')

9. You’re on your way to work, strutting down the garbage ridden streets of New York’s Lower East Side, when all of a sudden you trip and face plant. Who is the one person you hope did not just see that happen?

Trade

 

10. What’s in your bag?

My wallet, sunglasses, cigarettes, estradiol, lipstick, hair comb, earphones, and a pen

(Neith Nyer 'High-Waisted Jeans', 'Ruched Top', Barbara Bologna 'Feather Boa', Dorateymur 'Harput Loafers')

11. What makes you feel the most vulnerable?

When I'm not in control

 

12. Are you a “stop and sniff the roses” or a “get the f*ck out of my way, I have sh*t to do” type of person?

The latter!

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