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Let's go inside some of the industry's greatest closets off the runway and off camera.  Everything on this site is handpainted by the author. Follow me on Instagram @theclosetinterview and @annthaden.



Today I’m meeting Devran in Washington DC.  I discovered him at the David Hart SS18 show this winter.  Devran totally slayed it on the runway wearing a mint green suit with a banana printed button down shirt with his trademark long chestnut hair! Off the runway, Devran is a super kind guy that loves spending time with friends and family and focusing on his studies! Devran is looking forward to moving to New York to pursue more opportunity in the industry! Follow him @devran.perkins!



Hello, It’s Ann.  It’s great to see you Devran.  Can I interview your closet? Sure.

What’s your favorite pair of jeans? Where and why did you buy them? My favorite pair of jeans would be my distressed medium wash blue jeans from Pacsun. I bought them in order to give my wardrobe a more urban and street vibe to it.


Pac Sun Jeans

Do you prefer television or movies? Which if any movies or shows has inspired your style? I can't really choose between tv or movies because I enjoy both aspects and qualities of each. The only movie I can think of that somewhat influenced my wardrobe would be Crazy Stupid Love, with Ryan Gosling's wardrobe in particular.

Public School Wool Melton Peacoat available at  Barneys New York . 

Public School Wool Melton Peacoat available at Barneys New York

What did you wear the last time you went out? I wore a charcoal grey banana republic v neck sweater, black H&M slim fit jeans, beige Steve Madden Chelsea boots, and a Cole Haan peacoat.

Where did you go and what did you order? I went to a Turkish gathering with my mother at a friend's house so we enjoyed homemade Turkish food. 


Anatolia Turkish Cookbook

What song keeps showing up the most on your playlist? Opportunity Cost by G-Eazy.

If you could go on a $5,000 shopping spree anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you buy? I would go to Italy and shop at very local hipster style clothing stores, I really enjoy the way the Italian wardrobe looks.



Who is the most interesting person you follow on Instagram? Either Jay Alvarrez or Cody Ko.

What is something one of your friends has in their closet that you want to borrow and never return?  Not particularly in his closet but with his accessories, I would borrow his rings and never return them; the index finger rings in particular.

Who would star as you in a movie about your life and most importantly, what would they wear? Daniel Tosh and he would dress very high fashion. 

Steve Madden Aziz Boots

Steve Madden Aziz Boots

Fill in the blanks regarding your closet!

I should throw away this shorts that go past my knees but I could never part with my white V-neck t-shirt.

I spent too much money on my Steven Madden Chelsea boots but saved a lot of money on Peacoats.

I would love to be cast in Milan (Paris, Milan, New York)Fashion Week for this Designer Versace.


I wear this fragrance Jimmy Choo Man but I love smelling this fragrance on someone else Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio

Thanks for letting me interview your closet Devran.  I’m glad I got to know you better too.  Now would you mind if I borrowed your Peacoat now that it's getting colder outside?! Also if you wanted to put any of your Mom's Turkish recipes in the pockets that would be amazing!

Franco Lacosta

Franco Lacosta