There’s something about NYC-based fashion editor and stylist Ian Bradley. And by something, we mean he really knows what he’s doing. Which makes sense considering his sartorial-slaying work is influenced by international youth culture, classic American sportswear and his style icons, like Aaliyah and Dylan Rieder. Whether you know him by name or not, which you really should, you know his work. See: his clients which include Uniqlo, Opening Ceremony and New Balance, and his work which has been featured in the pages of Tidal, Hello Mr, i-D, Teen Vogue and more. Oh, he’s also the stylist to his friend/musician/fashion world favorite, Sky Ferreira. We caught up with the busy Bradley (reminder: the endless fashion weeks are under chaotic way) where he filled us in on his career, his own head-turning style and what caught his eye on the recent runways at London Fashion Week. Also, check out Ian's favorite listings on Grailed below.

When it comes to your personal style, what do you like to wear?

Things with a sense of humor.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

It’s like playing Barbie with real people.

Some have a love/hate relationship with the “fashion world.” What, if anything, irks you?

That I can’t afford to buy all the beautiful things I encounter on shoots.

What are you listening to on sets as of late?

Love Apple, Childish Gambino, and Candi Stanton.

So good. What's your general approach to styling clients?

Listening, hearing them out and working together to take to the next step.

How has your personal style evolved over the years?

I’ve gotten less match-y.

What's your most prized piece in your closet?

A TLC t-shirt from their CrazySexyCool era.

Jealous. Who’s your favorite menswear designer at the moment?

Grace Wales Bonner.

Favorite clothing store?

Dover Street Market

Which designers should be on everyone’s radar?

LANDLORD New York and Vejas.

Agree 100%. Any upcoming menswear shows you're looking forward to?

Raf’s NYC debut.

Same. And, one more thing, what were your favorite looks from LCM?

The fur trim pants at Wales Bonner, this cropped sweater at Casely-Hayford, the “carpet coats” at Craig Green, shearling at J.W.Anderson and EVERYTHING at Martine Rose.

Lead image via The Coveteur.

Runway images via Vogue.

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