From high brow to low brow; Air Jordans to Gucci, today’s DJs are experimenting with their style as much as they are their music, ushering in a new aesthetic era. From the East Coast to West Coast and beyond, below is our roundup of the best-dressed men and women behind the decks. Check them out for fashion inspiration both in the club and out on the streets.
House music heavyweight Steve Angello has a self-professed “shoe problem.” With a flair for footwear, the DJ and producer pairs this with leather jackets, and head to toe black. Check out how it all comes together during “Reflections,” his new all immersive sound and visual residency at LiFE at SLS Las Vegas.
The 19-year-old Spanish phenomenon takes his signature sweeping hair almost as seriously as he does this music career, which is currently blowing up, thanks to stints in Ibiza and a residency at LiFE at SLS Las Vegas.
Downtown NYC’s “sweetheart,” Vashtie Kola pushes the boundaries of what’s fashionable in what she wears, and in terms of her creative output. It’s no wonder Time Out once declared the DJ, designer and filmmaker the “Most Stylish New Yorker.”
Dave 1 of Chromeo
Off stage Dave Macklovitch can be found in slim blazers and skinny jeans; onstage it’s all about leather. “I like when the guy’s a bit of a scumbag, but he’s wearing a great suit,” the Montreal-born DJ and one-half of Chromeo once said about the style he gravitates to.
From menswear to steetwear, this DJ and producer balances the two effortlessly. His influential personal style has been talked about at length, even inspiring an entire article in Complex detailing his fashion history growing up in Mississippi to playing sold out arenas.
Smith Agent Smith
With a Kid n’ Play high-top that he’s rocked on and off since he was a kid, it’s easy to spot Smith Agent Smith, aka Darren Smith, in a crowd. The DJ, who’s often found at Chess Taipei, commands the club whether in basketball jersey or a tux.
Rebecca & Fiona
Swedish duo Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick, who killed it at Create in November, have described their sartorial sense as “cheap and comfortable.” We’d say it’s more like glamorous and cutting edge. They love second-hand shopping and trying out new hair colors when the mood strikes.