Fashion Week, Captured on Napkins


There are no shortages of phones and cameras documenting the scene around Fashion Week, but sometimes we also like the human touch of live illustration. To mix things up this Fashion Week, we sent the Instagram artist Napkin Killa — a.k.a. Spencer O — to document the scene at Lincoln Center Milk Studios and some parties. The Napkin Killa's normal process involves drinking in bars and drawing the characters he sees around him, often unbeknownst to them. When he's done with a portrait he hides the napkins for others to find, but not before Instagramming his victims first. With a napkin and pen in hand, he sketched Anna, Grace, Bill, and Lynn — along with the ATL twins and plenty of out-there street-style stars. He even made an appearance at the Cut’s party on the High Line, where he drew a charming portrait of Kimiko Glenn, Christiane Seidel, and Jessica Williams. Click through the slideshow to see some highlights. And check around the Lincoln Center fountain — you never know, that white square could either be litter or a mini-masterpiece.