This summer has been been all about jam packed minimalism, a phrase that might sound juxtaposed but when stripped down has sense. Because while I've enjoyed darting between futuristic, folk grunge, military and colour fuelled gypsy tones, adopting these styles in a minimalistic manner has been the fine line to achieving lux. I've learnt from my mistakes over time that over indulging in a new style craving can be a layered mess rather than an eclectic aesthetic explosion. And instead, a trend can still be just as effective when embraced in a matured statement way. Take my post below, which tamely but effectively tidal waves the seaside denim trend with a folky festival grunge. I love how rolling and romantically ripping up shorts creates impact in a minimalistic way, as they still exude masculinity, but also have a 'macho hot pant' vibe; like the camp carnival of Galliano. And it's been great to see so many menswear designers pushing the boundaries with shorts, playing with the length to create different effects. Whether it's drop crotch or high waisted, i've been inspired endlessley. My next style endeavour is to pick up a pair of desert boots or gladiator sandals, and conveniently while searching for some, I came across a designer that characterised my 'minimalistic statements' perfectly. Giuliano Fujiwara's recent collection is a sharp sci-fi jigsaw presentation, with a dominant use of black and grey that cuts across shirts and jackets like Tate Modern art. There's structure but equal looseness to the outfits, with a calm clash illusion that at times appears busy and at next glance cohesive. I particularly love the cobweb melting tops that blur into shorts, with sandals at foot that look like futuristic and gothic traps. Be sure to check out more of the collection, and let me know what you think.