David Macklovitch

For David Macklovitch, half of New York-based electrofunk band Chromeo, fashion is distilled into a few timeless essentials. Among the classic staples: these black Ray-Ban Wayfarers, which are the only pair of sunglasses Macklovitch has ever worn.

We photographed the man who’s also known as “Dave 1” before his performance at Osheaga – a homecoming of sorts for the Montreal native, who’s spent the better part of the year promoting the band’s latest album, “White Women,” which spawned the “Get Lucky”-esque hit single, “Jealous (I Ain’t With It).

Macklovitch also wears these Ray-Ban glasses as optical frames, and they’ve become his signature of sorts, along with some well-tailored blazers or leather biker jackets, paired with a T-shirt and jeans. It’s important for bands to also have an aesthetic vision in addition to a musical one, Macklovitch explains, and a great pair of specs is the perfect, finishing touch.