Jan Edrosolan dances to his own beat. And not just to OutKast's Hey Ya! in our Best Dressed photo studio either. He may work behind-the-scenes to make his muse's mane a work of art, but that doesn't make him any less of an eye-catcher. His unique sense of style is perched on his fondness for deconstructed fashion and unconventional silhouttes.
Jan may have started in this industry in his late 20s, but you can hardly tell with his level of expertise and precision when it comes to constructing a hair look. A go-to hairstylist for show business veterans like Iza Calzado and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta to newcomers like AC Bonifacio and Elisse Joson alike, the trust of his stellar clientele definitely speaks volumes about his talent. Here, Jan tells us what's on his fashion wish list, where he shops his unique finds, and why he loves "anti-fashion".
In a few words, how would you describe your personal style?
I would say my style is a mix of contemporary, constraint deconstructivism, and leaning towards the era of anti-fashion of the '90s.
When and how did you realize that this is your personal aesthetic?
My appreciation for fashion and the arts started when I was in third grade. I was so into drawing and sewing; I would take my mom's excess fabrics and create shirts for my action figures. I'd excel in arts, more than my other subjects. I actually didn't realize that my fashion taste was different from others until I received comments from my high school classmates saying I dress weird and baduy.
Growing up, I think I didn't have much realization of my personal style. But I think it developed when I started to explore more. I got to appreciate the kind of style that didn't go with trends. Some would call it "anti-fashion". Designers like Margiela, Rei Kawakubo, and Ann Demulemeester paved the way for that particular look and it greatly influenced my own style now.
How much has your style changed over the years?
When I was in high school, I would dress like Leny Kravitz and Jamiroquai. My style back then was boho/ rock/grunge. But eventually, I was able to figure out what my style really is.
What's the item in your closet that gets the most mileage?
My denim jacket.
As a hairstylist, how do you incorporate your beauty look into your OOTD?
I really don't pay much attention to it. As long as I'm groomed, I'm ok. Every now and then, I change the color of my hair, either I go black or gray.
What’s on your fashion wishlist?
Anything from Maison Martin Margiela, Mugler, or Galliano.
Name five items in your closet that you absolutely can't live without.
White shirt, black shirt, denim pants, sneakers, and a cap.
How would you describe your "uniform" outfit?
My "uniform" look is an oversized top paired with wide-leg pants and sneakers.
Where do you usually shop for clothes, bags, shoes, accessories?
I shop anywhere. My go-to shopping destination now is Japan where I get my vintage designer stuff from Dior and Rei Kawakubo. I also love thrift shopping here and abroad.
Are you an impulse buyer or more of an I'll-think-about-it-first kind of shopper?
I'm definitely an impulse buyer when items are cheap and reasonable.
What's your fashion obsession nowadays? Why?
I'm really obsessed with decontructed clothing, altering its normal shape and combining different materials.
Complete the sentence: Fashion makes me feel ___.
Produced by Steph Sison
Photographed by Shaira Luna
Art Direction by Bacs Arcebal
Set Design by Aren Dale Santos of ADSET Production
Video Produced by Maura Rodriguez
Video Directed by Karlo Torio
Assistant Video Director JF Calimag
Videography by Sernne Dominia
Video Production Assistant Gerol Candelaria