Street stylers keep getting younger and younger it seems…
Little miniature-kids of famous fashion bloggers, designers and stylists are known for often outshining their chaperones, and this little guy right here is no exception. Last week at London Fashion Week Men’s Spring 2017, W Mag photographer Julien Boudet spotted his adorable 6-year old named Just Marcolino Claudio wearing head-to-toe Gucci outside of the shows. He wasn’t there all by himself; his brothers Juven, 8, Jon, 11, and Joel, 18 were his companions at all shows.
“Last season, I took all my brothers down to Brewer Street in SoHo,” said Joel on Monday after school. “They caught loads of attention! But especially Just, who was in an all-Gucci fit down to the socks. People kept asking me if he had Instagram and friends were pestering me to make one, so I did.”
Big brother Joel is a street style photographer himself, and this is why he is attending all the shows an appearances in the first place. The Claudio boys’ parents are originally from Paris, but raised their kids in East London; and given their professions, the kids are used to walk around shopping streets and play dress-up all the time.
“My dad used to display clothes and merchandise in Gucci ages ago and was a sales assistant in Kenzo, Selfridges, Cecil Gee and H&M,” explained Joel. “But they also just have really good taste.”
In the mornings, they dress their younger boys like Just, sometimes letting him choose if they’re not in a rush. “Although, he will say if he doesn’t like what he’s wearing, so we have to change him and make sure he is comfortable,” said Joel. Fashion, it seems, is really a family affair, and Just’s parents fully approve of their son’s newfound street style style stardom. (They were in the room for this interview).
“It’s so cool seeing him in the spotlight!” said Joel when asked if he worried at all about his youngest brother. “He’s too cute. I kind of don’t want him to grow up, to be honest.”
How does it make you feel when you wear Gucci?
I love it. It makes me feel good and swag.
What are some of your favorite pieces?
Gucci rain coat, Gucci reptile high-top trainers, Gucci wellies, Gucci black canvas trainers, Gucci cap.
What’s it like going to fashion week?
Being sick and relevant.
What did you see at fashion week this season?
So many photographers. People looked really nice and had mad crazy hair.
What do you think about photographers all wanting to take your picture?
They were good pictures. I was excited.
Do you practice your poses for them?
Is there anything that you don’t like to wear?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a model!
Story & Interview via W Mag