Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

Poet, writer, and director Khavn De La Cruz was hanging out at Elastic Arts for a Chicago Underground Film Festival afterparty following a screening of his movie Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore. Unfortunately I had to miss the opening event at Logan Theatre, but right after I arrived at Elastic I instantly spotted who the director was. That’s the advantage of dressing like you mean it: your clothes do the work of explaining who you are.

The Chicago Underground Film Festival runs through Sunday, May 17. See more Chicago street style in the Chicago Looks blog.