Name: Ivan Skavinsky
Occupation: Industrial/Commercial Electrician
Neighborhood: Downtown born and raised.
Favorite shop in Toronto: For the staff, fashionably yours. For the clothing, Serpentine.
Favorite restaurant in Toronto: Tie between Momofuku and El Furniture Warehouse.
How did you get into fashion: My best friend's oldest and youngest brothers both recently graduated from Parsons and are up-and-coming fashion designers. They put me on to Rick, BB, Julius, CCP, and the whole avant garde style about 4 years ago and I just ran with it from there.
How would you describe your personal style: It's hard to put into words, but to be brief I guess avant garde.
Current favorite piece(s) in your closet: Every piece I own lol. To name a few: CCP titanium u sole drips, CCP titanium tornados, Rick Owens blistered mohawk dunks, BBS J1(bock leather) and J4 (alumiunum /calf leather), BBS boiled wool peacoat, BBS vestbag3, Bbs parka1...the list could go on and on.
How long have you been using Grailed: Pretty sure I've been using Grailed since its inception. I remember when filtering a search for Rick Owens would turn up about 5-10 pieces, not 200 pages. Before that I lurked on Sufu and SZ.
Most memorable Grailed come up: There's been so many, but probably my BBS J4 with a layer of aluminum sandwiched between 2 layers of calf leather. Such an amazing jacket.
Favorite fashion designers: A tie between Boris Bidjan Saberi and Carol Christian Poell. Rick Owens takes 3rd. Honorable mentions to Julius and Thamanyah.
Ultimate grail: No question a Carol Christian Poell titanium prosthetic elbow and knuckle leather jacket, in bison or horse.