Antonio Mostajo always knew he liked style—Milan made it his calling.
“I’ve always been a minimalist kind of person and I feel that black, white and neutral colors perfectly match my personal style and aesthetic. These colors allow me to mix and match almost everything I have in my closet,” says up-and-coming fashion influencer Antonio Mostajo.
“I’ve been obsessed with fashion ever since I was a teenager,” says Antonio Mostajo, the style influencer and creator behind @theantoniomostajo, #tamstyles, and theantoniomostajo.com, of his entree into the sartorial space. “I had the chance to be a part of an exchange program in Milan,” and it’s there, he says, he “took fashion design courses, which led me to start my own blog in 2017.”
Mostajo has built a loyal community of 15K fellow fashion aficionados and opines, “If you want to be an influencer, you need to forget about how many followers and likes you have and concentrate on creating content that people will love.” For him this means edgy, androgynous looks in black, white and neutral colors. “[They] allow me to mix and match almost everything I have in my closet,” he states. Mostajo’s frequent use of print magazines as props is now so meta they are actually in a magazine.
“Growing up in South America it was so hard to get fashion magazines like Vogue or Elle,” he recalls. “Whenever I could get one, I would get inspired.” Ultimately, Mostajo hopes to make a full-time career of fashion. “It’s my dream to continue to develop my personal brand,” he says. His favorite designers? “Moschino by Jeremy Scott, Off-White, Alexander Wang and Christian Cowan,” he lists in quick order. As for what’s next for the burgeoning DC-based fashionpreneur: “I want to expand my social media influence into different platforms, like YouTube, where I can showcase a different side of [myself] and just be more creative while also having fun.” Meanwhile, spring is here! “The trends that I am obsessed with at the moment are neutral colors and monochromatic looks,” says Mostajo. We’re obsessed, too.
Photography by: BLACK COAT PHOTO BY AUSTIN RUTLAND; RED BERET PHOTO BY KYLE DELLAMURA