Friday, 9 August 2013

Modern Sophis, Part 1: Minimal and Monochrome

All pieces are from either Jeffrey Campbell, Acne, or Zara


Lately, I’ve been admiring the kind of clothes that would only be worth having if you had somewhere to wear them, like when working in the suave offices of some glossy magazine’s headquarters,  or tottering around New York during Fashion Week – Neither of which I have the privilege of doing. Yet. So instead, I’m going to admire them from afar, in a 2-part series. Both concern the new, futuristic feel to clothing, but each part will celebrate 2 contrasts in the trend. 

The first part of the series is about the more or less completely monochrome pieces, with minimalistic prints, if any. And the shape? It doesn’t exist, really. Pieces are not oversized, necessarily, but don’t cling to curves. Some pieces have masculine qualities, such as the Acne top featured above; Other garments take on their own shape, layering and overlapping the fabric: The Zara skor(above), which has become exceedingly popular, is a perfect example of this. The masculinity of the pieces, combined with delicate whites or modest blacks is definitely something that screams the future.  

There are two ways the shapeless pieces can be worn: They can be balanced out with more shapely clothing for a more safe outfit, or can be taken to a whole new level by wearing several garments of this style at the same time. A very important factor, however, is shoes: If you’re balancing shapeless with shapely, clunky or platform shoes would be recommended. It’s vice versa for those wearing several manly pieces: Wear slim, sharp stilettos or other sophisticated skinny footwear. 

The androgynous vibes that this style radiates is something I’ve really come to admire. If re-enacting The Devil Wears Prada in real life meant I’d get to dress like this, well, I’d have sold my soul. 

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