This past weekend, I attended CULTURE SHOCK; Purchase College’s annual music festival on campus that presents the newest and best music. Past shows have hosted Destiny’s Child, Drake and Kehlani before major success. Purchase is also known for its quirky liberal arts nature with killer programs that put out incredible artists, but also for the fashion of the students that attend. The campus encourages an awareness of identity and self-love, giving those who wish the opportunity to roam in whatever presentation that fulfills them. This assertion of identity and passion for presentation creates some of the coolest looks for right now.
CULTURE SHOCK is the best event of the year not only for the music, but also for the fashion adorned by these young artists and intellectuals. I managed to snap some street style shots from the two days of the festival to exhibit this uninhibited, expressive environment.
Photography: Joseph Viola