June is Pride Month–dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community, honoring its history and host to some of the most wild, colorful parades around the world. This year, we’re asking just some of the many out and inspiring individuals in the fashion and design industries what the month means to them.
Nick Nelson knows style. And you might just know Nick Nelson, too. Or at least recognize his work as a stylist that shows up in magazines like ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, plus on a few celebs you might have heard of–aka Solange Knowles and Lupita Nyong’o. Check out some stunning examples of Nick’s work in his fashion portfolio.
In a nutshell, what do you do?
I style editorials for fashion magazines, celebrities, TV, advertisements, etc.
What’s your first memory of celebrating Pride Month?
Grace Jones performing at a Pride event in New York.
What does Pride Month mean to you?
Celebrating the idea that as civil rights are extended and formal equality achieved, we can move past gay and straight to human.
What are you doing this year to celebrate?
Hopefully leaving the city and enjoying some quiet time with my boyfriend.
How would you love to see Pride Month evolve in the United States or the world?
Perhaps less of a party and more of an acknowledgement of the unsung heroes in the LGBTQ community.
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