Style isn’t a luxury, it is more a way of life. This is especially true for Slavik, a true style hero. The 55 year old can be found wandering the streets of Lviv, Ukraine begging for change… but if you see him, chances are you will never see him in the same thing twice. He changes his outfits daily (sometimes twice) and regularly changes his hair-dos, facial hair, and shaves his armpits to stay fresh.
You also probably won’t see him carrying around lots of bags or rummaging around in trash cans like the other homeless in the city. Instead, he has a secret hiding place where he calls home and stores his clothes and other belongings.
He is a very unique for a homeless person, he puts his fashion first and usually does not even talk to the others – it is very important for him that “nobody ruin or interfere with his internal peace”. He begs for money on the street but that is about the only typical behavior you will get out of him. He regularly drinks beer, but is not an alcoholic.
Although, you will probably never see any of these looks on the runways of Paris or Milan – I still think Slavik has earned the title as the most fashionable homeless person in the world. What do you think?
You can catch more of his individual style in the photo series Slavik’s Fashion, where he is snapped in over 100 unique outfits by Ukranian photographer, Yurko Dyachyshyn.