After one month of hysterically following fashion month, my brain has officially shut down. That’s the only way I can explain the struggle I had with the title: since all “rue” titles were already taken I had to opt for avenue which wasn’t honestly so hard considering my house is sandwiched between two avenues but the 10 minutes of staring at the screen after that revelation (l’avenue chic? l’avenue de chic? l’avenue des chics? all the french lessons down the drain) was certainly a lot of fun. So I’m going to go very basic from now on: Fashion week, yes. Paris, good. Street style, very good. Lots of them. Enjoy.
They’re back! One item of clothing that haunted my childhood and distorted my perception on trousers in general, the ski pants are back. And together with oversize knits, super chunky footwear (rubber+wooden soled flatform oxfords, tell me if it gets any repugnant than that) and linear tie dye; it’s like a chicified journey down the memory lane. One added bonus is the flippy zip details, giving the subtle classics the dimension and movement they deserve. The sexy factor within all these repelling? Super mini rope draped dresses that you should brace yourselves to see everywhere.
According to my calculations, 20 is the magical number in terms of urban renewal. Take embroidered jeans for instance; they emerged on 70′s, made a huge comeback on 90′s (all my childhood photos include at least one kid with weirdly emrboidered flared jeans) and now, again 20 years later, we are almost 30 and searching for embroidered, fringed or patchworked jeans everywhere. I think it all started when Taylor Tomasi Hill wore a pair of Junya Watanabe cropped jeans from the S/S 2014 collection to NYFW, not just catching my attention but apparently the whole world’s. It’s a complicated matter to or not to splurge so much on them considering they will be tacky in two years but then again, they will reincarnate in 20 years. I am opting for thrifted vintage.