Seems like every day there’s another ‘cool kid’ on the block that wants to take over the oversaturated social media platform : Instagram. We at the ENFNTS TERRIBLES HQ can’t even count the new ‘Instagram cool kids‘ anymore.
But what makes you a cool Instagram kid at the end of the day ? We think it’s actually very simple. A cool kid is one who is cool online as well as offline. Hopefully you’ll never forget that the offline world is the real world. Life is too beautiful to spend it talking to online profiles the entire day , right ?
To finish all those online pricks who are profiling themselves as “cool”. Enfnts Terribles made a list of 7 Instagram cool kids who are as cool in real life because they create and inspire. Okay , let’s start!
Ronnie Fieg : Sneaker designer
First on our list is Ronnie Fieg Born and raised in Brentwood, Long Island. Known for always being ahead on trends. Ronny worked as a stockist and salesman for footwear chain David Z.It’s only in 2011 that Ronnie Fieg launched his own apparel and footwear shop : Kith NYC.
Kith NYC, a smaller sneaker Mecca, is known for innovative designs and collaborations with established brands like Nike, Asics, and Clarks. ( Instagram : @ronniefieg )
Jerry Lorenzo : Founder of Fear of God
Fear of God by Jerry Lorenzo is guilty for the popular modern grunge style wave. Being one of the trend-setting labels Fear of God‘s first collection dropped in Spring 2013. Existing of golden en metallic zippers in all the wrong places, ripped denim and flannel red shirts.
His bold statement in the fashion industry influenced thousands of others to start a fashion label. With that recognition Instagram cool kid Jerry made place for the LA aesthetic in the fashion landscape.
Lukas Sabat : Model
The young New Yorker turned 18 this year with a couple of prestigious modeling gigs while perfecting his particular brand of swaggering luxury steez. His signature sideshowbob-esque hair style making him stand out from his modeling peers.
The youngster describes his wardrobe choice as “that rock ‘n roll shit”. Since then, his portfolio now includes a long list of impressive names, including features for magazines like Vogue and i-D and brands like Hood By Air, Stüssy, and even his best friend Virgil Abloh’s label, Off-White. After modeling for the YEEZY collection he quickly became popular as one of internet’s coolest teens.
Stavros Karelis : Founder & Buying Director MACHINE-A
The London-based Greek god was the 1st to provide his store with collections from Nasir Mazhar, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green. Stavros himself has a fashion-forward style that’ll blow your mind only if you share the same amount of love for London’s up and coming high-end brands. Stavros worked as a fashion editor for a magazine in Greece starting from the age of 18. In a very short period of time he was asked to become the fashion director.
Karelis’ fashion week wardrobe combine stand out pieces from Raf Simons with picks from Machine-A’s underground roster. Many emerging designers get their first bits of exposure in street style reports, and no doubt Karelis has done more than his fair share to promote international emerging young talents. (Stavros Karelis on Instagram ).
Jun Koo : Photographer
Korean-born, NYC-based street style photographer Jun Koo (26) made his mark on the fashion scene last year. Due to his assignments with pretty much every hyped label in the game.
Koo mixes Supreme’s top items with the latest collections from hyped brands like Vetements and Hood By Air. Often paired with showy sunglasses. He has shot everyone from Anna Wintour to Marc Jacobs for his own portfolio. You can find his work on his website I’M KOO. ( @YOUNGJUNKOO on Instagram).
Ian Connor : The King of The Youth
The self-proclaimed ‘ King of The Youth’ Ian started off an Instagram personality and streetwear tastemaker. Very young his style influence expanded. Besides that his famous entourage made him to be a trendsetter . Today he is styling celebs like Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa.
Since he was hired by Kanye’s creative team as a creative consultant. You could say this Instagram cool kid made it.
GUILLERMO ANDRADE : Founder, 424 On Fairfax
Guillermo founded the 424 on Fairfax conceptstore in 2010 in LA. It was Guillermo who designed a array of the unique and much anticipated shoe accessories with its Sneaker Crowns collection.
New York has had a major impact on the way we wear streetwear. So Guillermo will forever keep his West-Coast joie de vivre. ( Instagram : @guillermoandrade
Photocredit : Complex, JPMV, NSS Mag