Leo and Houman are best friends, and the conversation between their respective aesthetics is one to eavesdrop. Together’s they’re an essay on the clean and gritty, the architectural and the organic, the tenderly human and the alien-like. I’ve encountered the duo many times as fellow night crawlers in New York, and I’ve long been intrigued by Leo’s penchant for vintage volume and skin, and Houman’s clean, clean lines.
Leo Becerra, originally from Caracas, is a student at The New School in New York City and people, energy, friends, change, and innovation inspire him.
Houman Farahmand is a buyer for Nasty Gal in Los Angeles. He loves mid/late 70s-80s film, and Woody Allen films, especially. ”It’s hard for me to go through a film without stopping several times and doing Google searches, and pulling up images based on what I see,” says Houman. He also has a penchant for color and texture. He says, “I have and always had an obsession for leather. I love the smell of the leather in old european cars.”