People tend to gravitate towards rich hues of orange and other more saturated colours of the rainbow during this time of the year. Strangely, I keep picking up black and very simple garments when I’ve been in shops recently and I have to stop myself before my dad asks (again) if I am going through a Gothic phase. If by “Gothic” he means “Modern European” then I guess I am going through that phase. I think it may have something to do with the surge of minimalist fashion influences from Scandinavia or the constant invasion of Dutch blogs on my computer monitor. Ever since I discovered blogger, Ivania Carpio on Love Aesthetics, I’ve had a surge to step out of my usual bold prints and go take the Buddhist path of fashion (as I like to put it). It must be the off-duty model vibe which is appealing…or maybe just the fact that you don’t have to think too hard when you get dressed.
Jil Sander and especially Swedish-born brand, Acne, appear to be particular favourites for the modern minimalists of our fashion society. Where Jil Sander (and I know this is a sensitive topic i.e. Raf Simons) preaches minimalism with a certain powerful elegance, Acne acts like the laid back little sister, who gets up to mischief from time to time. The careful combination of simple, clean cuts and neutral-based palette make this aspect of fashion what it is; stylish, smart and very hard to go wrong.
Ivania Carpio – love-aesthetics.blogspot.co.uk
Acne Fashion – fashionboutiques.org.uk