Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Kiev, Paris (couture) and New York (menswear) were *some of* the cities that hosted fashion weeks during the month of January (and a little bit of February) and hand in hand they eventually provided us with a lot of serious pre-fashion month winter street style inspiration. Lessons learned: colorful furs, long overcoats, cropped pants, classic blue jeans, Chanel and Celiné heels & Gucci loafers are in as ever but the bomber jackets are literally having the time of their lives.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence fashion people scheduled men’s fashion weeks (and pitti uomo) for fall/winter season right in the middle of January, the month every single soul on earth despises the most. Right when you are grappling with winter depression of not knowing what to wear and losing your will to go out of the house altogether – not to mention breaking your new year’s resolutions days, nay, hours after midnight – beautiful men and women of London, Florence, Milan and Paris come to rescue year after year. A huge coverage of men’s street style is on it’s way but for now, check out 50 best looks from the women of men’s fashion weeks.
Often people don’t understand when I say that my main inspiration source is the men on the streets or mistake my affection with my tendency to dress like a boy most of the time. I guess now is the best time to try to show them why, not just because menswear fashion month just kicked off but also because it’s the dead of winter and everybody, I mean EVERYBODY, is looking for something to be inspired by and honestly womenswear is not a great source on that journey. There is at least 10cm snow or a thin block of ice on the shoveled pavements and we celebrate it as though it’s summer time when it’s over -10 so excuse me for not getting anything from women in high heeled boots or worse, all in down coats, skinny jeans and Sorels. I need layering, I need oversized coats, I need combat boots, I need sweaters and I need the beautiful tailoring of pants. So, let me ask that question: If there’s something cold in your neighborhood, …
More (solid) proof that noteworthy street style scene is not limited to big four, or even big 8: last month three apparently very stylish cities (Moscow, Kiev and Seoul) hosted their own fashion weeks, with their very own street style modus. Here are my favorite looks of October from around the globe because I know you spent so much time thinking about your Halloween costume now you have no idea what to actually wear this weekend. I got ya covered.
Ever since I started putting this post together I’ve already spent half my monthly budget; one photo here one shoe there, one gallery here one pair of jeans there. It’s ALL so so good that it makes you want to own everything and wear every look one after another. A parade of Chanel cap toe sling backs, Jacquemus skirts, Stella McCartney dresses, Celine pants, Isabel Marant sweaters, volumes, layers, fringes, structured cuts but most of all jeans, jeans and more jeans (Vetements boyfriend jeans and 3×1 frayed jeans, mostly) felicitated the wonderful world of fashion and we’re left with endless street style inspiration. Merci beaucoup Paris.