AMERICAN is

JIAN DELEON : EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, HIGHSNOBIETY

 

Jian DeLeon is a men's fashion and lifestyle writer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently the Editorial Director at Highsnobiety. He has held posts as the Senior Menswear Editor at trend forecasting agency WGSN, the Deputy Style Editor at Complex Media, Style Writer at GQ.com, Shopping Editor at men's style site Valet, and was one of the first contributors to the tongue-in-cheek men's lifestyle site Four Pins. Jian has contributed to publications like Style.com, Man of the World, Business of Fashion and New York Magazine.

It’s underground because that’s how a lot of these subcultures started, and that’s how street culture sort of started.

“AMERICAN is”, a short film series by BLDWN identifies a unique and diverse group of individuals, from all walks of life, who were asked to answer the question, “American is _____”? The responses were as beautiful and inspiring as those we heard from.

We hope you enjoy what they shared.

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