There are many difficult situations in this world that you have to face at some point and if being indecisive is one of your distinctive qualities, the question “which piece of clothing is your absolute favorite” can be the hardest challenge ever. But it’s not. Even though I wear sweaters like a second skin, wear NOTHING but pants and own I’ve lost count so long ago pair of shoes; they still can’t come close to my obsession with coats. Because even with shoes there’s a point where I say “I have something similar, I don’t need this one” (happens rarely, but happens). Never with coats. Even if I had owned every single parka, wool maxi, fur, shearling, leather, denim, peacoat, cape, trench etc on the face of the earth, I’m pretty sure I still would have wanted to get my hands on these 35 perfect coats from Pre-Fall 2015 collections.
MAN Fall 2015
If you still don’t follow menswear simply because you’re a woman and think it wouldn’t concern or inspire you, get ready to be pleasantly surprised. Everyone knows my affiliation and affection with menswear, I honestly think it’s much more aspiring, inspiring, original and of quality than womanswear most of the time, but I think everyone, even the most posh and girly girls out there can find something to look up to in menswear and not just regarding the clothes but mainly the stylings. I’m not saying that we should go and start buying men’s clothes (which I admit doing from time to time) but look at these photos, my round up of London Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2015, and tell me you are not one step closer to layering like a pro.
Trend tips: patchwork patchwork patchwork, 70’s fever and ankle length wide cuffs, shearling on full force (like seriously), slits everywhere, fringe scarves and blanket coats (I especially love that behind the ass thing), skirts over pants (see, it turns out we don’t belong to different planets afterall).
It’s one of those things you just know you’d seize upon without even seing, that’s how the relationship between me and The Row is like. Even though the closest we ever got was me touching a coat in a department store, the connection is there. In the hands of Olsen sisters, the ever comfortable surf reference turned austere and luxurious; creating a collection many will surely covet. However don’t get too excited over those sequin strapped sandals; according to style.com they are handmade by a nonagenarian granny, which means mass production isn’t possible. Or is it?
I don’t know if there was ever a collection made up of grid checks, long fur coats & culottes that I didn’t like but with the addition of fringe and sleek cut color blocks it’s a sure deal for me. I’m already inspired by five different looks from this collection – including adding pops of red in my clothing routine. Now that’s a strong impact.
Normally I’m not a fan of all white, not on one person nor on a lot of people at the same time. Especially the latter; I hate all white weddings, I hate White Sensation kind of events – my limit is the bride + bridesmaids and that’s it. However the latest Valentino “Sala Bianca” couture collection that was presented in New York last week as a celebration of the original Valentino’s early, 60’s-era collections gave a new meaning to white all together. You’d think that one simply can’t come up with 42 coherent white looks all more beautiful and lighter than the other but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are no ordinary designers. After this I’d gladly welcome white as the new red for Valentino.
Good news of the day: argyle fringe sweaters of Proenza Schouler is not going anywhere soon. More good news: hybrid pleat skirts and especially wearing them with sweater dresses are not going anywhere either. Best news: woven-knee-high-boots.