The fashion month is really the gift that keeps on giving and I totally believe there’s a reason behind the line-up of cities. With every passing week the fashion, on the runway and on the streets, gets better and better.
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that for the first time since I’ve got into fashion, I’m shopping for flats – not just for the sake of my soles but to fulfill a “trendential” need.
Literally. It was men’s fashion week(s) and even though I glanced through new collections and noted some charming looks on runway as well as street dudes, it was all about the ladies. Even if I put aside the fact that (unlike the usual way) men started taking inspiration from women in terms of street styling (coat on shoulders) it was the amazing editors, buyers and showgoers that made these 3 weeks more interesting for me. I can’t think of anything more dashing than a woman who mastered a style that takes serious sartorial hints. Who run the world? Girls.
The marathon is over now, and what we’re left with is 1) a Marc Jacobless Louis Vuitton, 2) a surprisingly bad Rodarte collection that showed us even going strong after several years, you can mess it up, 3) new lessons in using color in minimal style, taught by Phoebe Philo, 4) we can keep on wearing sandals, as confirmed by many, 5) gold is MAJOR, 6) I still don’t like Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, or his drama queen behaviour, 7) we should invest our money in brick, grey and blue, 8) feathers are cool. Another gift fashion santa brought us this month, because we were so good, is street style photos that will run for at least 6 months. Which means for the upcoming months, we – the late bloomers – will go through the same batch of photos over and over again everytime we shop or get dressed. And every single time, we will wish we were them. And since it’s impossible to be all of them (physically and materially) we will be sad. …
I am so greatful to have finally found an explanation for my recent obssesion about full lenght coats: 1) They look awesome (obviously) 2) They make you look “dressed up” even if you are just wearing a simple black dress or a pair of jeans and a shirt underneath 3) They elongate your body 4) They hide your flaws (especially if your flaws are your legs) 5) They work with almost everything in your wardrobe 6) They give you the cool Scandinavian look (a tad). I say go to your local vintage store or hit etsy (or some other awesome online vintage stores like Time’s Up Vintage or Spanish Moss) to find the perfect full lenght coat because it is more than likely that you will stumble upon them, considering they were more common around late 80’s – early 90’s. If you plan on spending more money, I suggest Max Mara, Calvin Klein, Trussardi or brands like Carin Wester and Damir Doma.