Aloha, New York!

This spring, my students at SVA went to the islands surrounding Manhattan in an effort to turn municipal New York into a tropical paradise.

|
Jul 26 2015, 5:37am

Photo by Erin Carr: Ray-Ban sunglasses, Ralph Lauren coat, H&M top (Liberty Island)

This Spring, my photography students at School of Visual Arts in New York took advantage of the recently warm temperatures that are now smothering the city to go forth and photograph tourists and locals on the islands that surround Manhattan. Traveling to famous locales like Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and Staten Island, as well as the potentially lesser known destinations of City Island, Roosevelt Island, and Governor's Island, the students styled tourists and locals with luau accessories and new fashions from Spring/Summer 2015 collections in an effort to turn municipal New York into a tropical paradise.

Fashion Editor: Miyako Bellizzi
Special thanks to Party City for all tropical accessories

Photo by Erin Carr (Ellis Island)

Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew: Hanes top, Adidas pants, Air Jordan sneakers (Staten Island)

Photo by Anthony Costa: Tommy Hilfiger dress (Coney Island)


Photo by Mikaela Keen and Valeriya Vaynerman: Jansport backpack, vintage top, Fjallraven backpack (City Island)


Photo by Crystelle Colucci: Vintage sweater and top; Patagonia jacket, Kangol hat, Ray-Ban sunglsses (Liberty Island)


Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew (Staten Island)


Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew (Staten Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller (City Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller: Kangol hat, Patagonia jacket (Roosevelt Island)


Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew (Staten Island)


Photo by Emma Castelbolognesi (Roosevelt Island)


Photo by Emma Castelbolognesi: Vintage hoodie, Hanes top, Gap shorts, H&M socks, Doc Martens boots, Komono sunglasses; Levi's jacket, vintage top, Forever 21 t-shirt, vintage skirt, Asos pants, Converse shoes, Komono sunglasses. (Ellis Island)


Photo by Crystelle Colucci: Levi's jacket, vintage top, Forever 21 t-shirt, Asos pants, Converse shoes, SPRZ NY x Uniqlo bag, Komono sunglasses (Ferry to Ellis Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller (City Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller: Nike shoes (City Island)


Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew: (Staten Island)

Photo by Alberto Inamagua: Absurd top, H&M pants, Vans sneakers, New Era hat, Komono sunglasses, G-Shock watch, Angola bracelet (Randall's Island)


Photo by Crystelle Colucci: Hanes top, Levi's pants (Roosevelt Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller (Roosevelt Island)


Photo by Mikaela Keen and Valeriya Vaynerman: Vintage jacket, H&M sweater, Levi's pants, New Balance sneakers, Kangol hat, Komono sunglasses (City Island)


Photo by Mikaela Keen and Valeriya Vaynerman: COS sweater, Hanes top, vintage hat, Komono sunglasses, Fjallraven backpack (City Island)

Photo by Hayley Stephon, Hannah Hurley, and Nicholas Drew (Staten Island)


Photo by Jessica Frankl: Vintage coat and top, AG overalls, Adidas shoes, Celine sunglasses, vintage jewelry (Coney Island)


Photo by Noah Boskey and Allison Schaller: Adidas shoes (City Island)

Photo by Erin Carr(Liberty Island)

See more photos by Matthew Leifheit's SVA students here.

More VICE
Vice Channels