Growing up, James Flemons always mixed and matched his style. The Los Angeles native had five older sisters, and would often wear hand-me-downs and shop in the women’s section at Macy’s. After winning best dressed in high school, he recalls a classmate expressing confusion at his eclectic way of dressing. “He said directly to my face, ‘You can’t dress like a skater one day, and then a preppy person the next day, and then like [a] ‘thug’,” Flemons remembers. Today, Flemons is the designer of the semi-eponymous independent label Phlemuns, which has dressed celebrities from Lil Nas X to Bella Hadid, and famously created the outfits for Solange’s iconic “Don’t Touch My Hair” music video. Phlemuns designs have a relaxed silhouette and are made from recycled fabric, selling streetwear staples like hoodies, crop tops and sweat pants. A queer Black man, the clothing James Flemons produces is androgynous, and he cites Aaliyah and Andre 3000 as inspirations for “people who walk that line of [being] gender nonconforming” in their style. Read more at Input.