Tag Archives: tailoring

If I Were A Boy

20 Jan

I’m looking at my man and already forming lovely images in my head of him decked out in some of the looks created on the runway and I have Spring and Summer still to go… am I getting ahead of myself? Oh well, I enjoy looking to the future and here are my favorite looks pour Homme.

At Balmain there were subtle and more obvious references to Chinese traditional styling throughout the show, this luxury layered outfit looks so off-duty decadence with its crumpled jeans. The layers upon layers of soft wool are perfect with the beautiful teal jersey top sporting its very own oriental inspired Mandarin collar.

Balmain Menswear Fall 2013

The Emporio Armani show had almost 100 different looks and with the sheer quantity you would be hard-pushed to not find something you loved. Armani pushed his own traditionalist boundaries with this modern collection full of futuristic fabrics that were molded into sharp tailored cuts and soft, cushioned shapes. This unusual sweater with big nestling turtle-neck and on-trend grey slacks was one of my favourite looks.

Emporio Armani Menswear Fall 2013

Slouchy mis-matched pinstripes, tough zipped-up boots with geek glasses and rebel hair! This look at 3.1 Phillip Lim screamed nerd gone bad and the asymmetrical draped lapels with leather binding showed a strong retaliation to the traditional suit jacket.

3.1 Philip Lim Menswear Fall 2013

Alexander McQueen learnt his trade on Saville Row and Sarah Burton has well and truly done him proud with this immaculate menswear collection. The models had wonderfully slick, waved hair and their faced were covered with transparent suffocating plastic, they seemed to breath only through their attire.

Overall this collection looked traditional but there were small details that the pioneering McQueen would have loved. The pinstripes on this big luxurious overcoat fade towards the hem, they twist in an ever so modern fashion on the arms and the collar swathes the neck in fabric with a seriously unconventional cut. Wonderful.

Alexander McQueen Menswear Fall 2013

I am in love right now with Black Watch tartan and it seems Valentino loves this rich fabric too. He hit my fashion marker with this stunning, beautiful, sharp suit and fluid green leather mac complete with matching tartan lining. If I were a man, I would almost certainly be a Valentino man.

Valentino Fall 2013 Menswear Collection

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The Row

24 Aug

There must have been a time when Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen thought they would never shake their child-star reputations, but looking at the formidable twosome today I only think of supreme style. They never follow the trends at red-carpet events and always wear unexpected outfits, sometimes I think they seem almost French… they have that timeless elegance.

Could the beautiful tailored collections for their own label The Row be any more perfect? Stunningly chic straight-leg trousers, wonderfully light-as-a-feather blouses and an attention to detail that will stand the test of time. A fashionable lady could have been carrying one of their snakeskin bags in their carefully manicured hands in the 1950’s and the same handbag could be seen in the hands of their great-great grand daughters in years to come. I wish I had the budget to snap up every item in their collection on net-a-porter (big sigh), here are my favorites.

Metal-Framed Lizard Clutch £4,150

Norick Leather Pencil Skirt £1,470

Hardigan Paneled Cotton & Silk-Blend Pants £1,080

Classic Lizard Bag £3,680

Lana Crepe Straight-Leg Pants £565

Twin Leather & Suede Laptop Tote £2,500

Thornbury Silk-Crepe Shirt £445


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