AS: In love of men’s fashion understood as an art form, Sunflowerman dedicates their day to day to gentlemen’s fashion illustration in different areas. And of course, we did not want to miss the chance to be in his shoes. Why ‘Sunflowerman’?
I had a dream one night. Everything in the world was in decay. Governments were falling apart, gun violence was on the rise, rights were being stripped from citizens, there was crying in the streets. I looked up to the sky and falling all around me were round objects. They seemed foreign, at first glance I thought of flying saucers but at closer inspection I knew them as the head of Sunflowers. As they landed on the ground they grew stalks and reached toward the sky. In the midst of the field of sunflowers I was safe and all was good in the world.
AS: male fashion illustrator for magazines, stores, brands and personalities is its leitmotif. Where does your passion born about men’s fashion?
It began as a bit of a mistake. I didn’t grow up in love with clothing or fashion. I was lacking even a remote awareness of an existence of fashion culture. Somewhere between painting and traveling I began painting my friends wearing suits and ties and from there it was off to the races. My time was immediately consumed with learning about menswear, painting menswear, becoming one with the movements of cloth on the body.