Meet Takoda Patterson, an artist located in a small city named Moreno Valley California.
His style has been characterized by Ru as "Fierce Elegance." Believe it or not, he's more than a model with a beautiful take on androgyny. He's a photographer (Instagram: @takodathegod) painter, writer, and performance artist, He also enjoys yoga, and plays in a band named Journalist.
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Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
I've spent most of my life in Moreno Valley and currently it's where I still live
How do you think your friends would define your style?
My friends call me "Fashion Game Koda" haha they always tell me how versatile my style is. One day I could be wearing a suit, the next day I'm in my bohemian wear (which is my favorite). I have many different styles & tend to dress based off my mood.
What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe?
My favorite item in my wardrobe has always been my flannels! I absolutely love flannels.
What’s your biggest style challenge?
Considering my height and weight, I'd have to say finding clothes that are long enough but actually fit me.
Which literary figures do you most admire?
I'm unaware if people consider him one but if not then they should but it's definitely Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Who’s your style icon?
I'm inspired by so many. Ok... Shia Labeouf, ASAP Rocky, Kanye West, John Elliot, Jaden Smith, Ric Owens.
Photography by Evelyn Bernal Patterson.
As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.