When it comes to being fashionable, you don’t actually need new clothes or more money just to be called fashionable. Meet one homeless man in Ukraine who will show you that by the mere act of matching your clothes will you be able to achieve a unique fashion style.
First noticed by Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn, he began to photograph Slavik after a chance encounter. From this he created a series of photographs called “Slavik’s Fashion.”
Slavik is described as a 55 year old homeless gypsy whose way of life is different from the typical gypsy. He has place he calls his own but does not reveal where it is. Dyachshyn recalls how he would not carry any bags or rummage through the trash cans.
One fashion statement that Slavik swears by is that he does not wear the same clothing twice. He also styles his hair and beard to go along with his outfit which he never wears twice.
Unlike other homeless people, Slavik does roam the street but does not annoyingly ask for change. This lover of alcoholic drinks takes a swig or two of beer.
The collection that consisted the collection was taken during the occasional meeting of the two over the course of two years. Dyachyshyn recalls how he could meet Slavik everyday or every few weeks or months. Salvik would often times sought the Ukrainian photographer on his own and would go to places where the photographer was.
Slavik is quoted by Dyachyshyn saying,
“The main thing is not to lose health, and it is essential that nobody ruins or interferes with a man’s internal peace,”