Man about town and Wieden+Kennedy designer Justin Morris had us over to his Southwest apartment. We have admired Justin’s cool guy style for sometime, always willing to mix patterns, textures and not afraid of gold Dr. Martens. He is hilarious, always willing to add a little satire to any conversation and is the first to find the humor in just about anything. We got pretty playful on this visit, one of the outfits that he got cozy in was a fully knit sweater and pants knit by his mother as a Christmas gift - paired with a fresh pair of Jordans, very comfy. He climbed his fire escape in what he calls his "R&B Lady Killer outfit" White linen tunic, baggy Kapitol pants and wheat Timberlands, perfect for that music video on the beach. This is also the time that I should mention the candy Timberlands casually laying around his apartment that he recently made for his latest gallery show Intramural. Also laying around was a comically large gold chain (the kind that you tow a car with) Justin accessorized with on his patio while wearing a black and white health gothy getup. We wrapped the shoot outside and enjoyed some fresh fall weather and he blended right in with his outfit strictly in Thanksgiving tones. What I am getting at is things got fun and weird with Justin and we liked it! Make sure to check out the photos with Justin and his interview below!
1. Who is your style influenced by?
Boys meets World, those kids in "The Red Balloon", South African Barbershop signs, Carver from "The Weekenders", "Juice"
2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?
Goodwill, Machus, Table of Contents, William Temple
3. Describe your style!
A mashup of whatever I want. A lot of it is humorous, wearable puns i call them (I've never actually said that) .
Not much of it is taken seriously
4. What is your fall must have?
Olive Jackets, Warm pants
5. 5 things you can’t live without?
Im pretty adaptable but some things that make life easier are:
Phone, Adobe Illustrator, Leisure wear, Netflix, Cash
7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?
If it doesn't make me laugh a little bit I don't put it on.
8. Tell us two truths and a lie!
I quit my job as a pharmacist to become a designer
I used to be a semi big name in the London Krump scene
The first two are both lies
9. What is the best thing about your job?
People seem to trust my taste and opinions. I'm able to translate my interests into sellable client work.
10. Any shopping advice you have?
Do you. Buy what you like.