Sunday, 1 August 2010

Tamed Megalomania

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.











48 comments:

  1. Really like the jumpers, both yours and the ones on the catwalk :)
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  2. I love your jumper, it's so nice!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. Exceptional jumper. I love the simplicity and fit of it!

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  4. especially like the jumper, lovely :) x

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  5. Loveee those jumpers on the catwalk!
    x

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  6. love the sweater, love the pics! xoxo

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  7. Love the basic things: denim short & white sweater: really nice association!

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  8. great proposals here boy..nice prints..
    i love your shoes!

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  9. Great sweater and great denim shorts! ;)
    I love your posts so much.

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  10. LOVE these- the white jumper with the shorts looks amazing!

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  11. Such amazing cobwebby knits- you are right. I love the contrast of effortless knit and tailored pieces. Funny about getting the layering just right- although this Winter there does seem to be a lot of indulgence on the catwalks so maybe not such a bad thing? Great outfit. Thanks for commenting too.call by sometime.xx fashion clocked

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  12. That collection is great, especially loved the print meggings :)

    Thanks for the comment, great blog

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  13. i didn't saw this collection before so thanks to post it!

    :)

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  14. loveeee you're style! finally a guy who can dress!
    x www.brianathismoment.com

    now following!

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  15. absolutely love your shoes
    your hair cut is great!
    kisses

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  16. Pinstripe Prince..you got it GOING on!!!!!!!!!! Your look is amazing and your style is off the charts ROCKIN!
    Love your blog! Have a RAD summer!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  17. your jumper is just amazing!! i love your style!
    xxx

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  18. i love you sweater and cut offs, great outfit!

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  19. Love your style and really inspired by your narrative, lovely way with words.

    Zoe
    romeoandthelonelygirl.blogspot.com
    twitter

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  20. I totally nodded my head in assent when I read "a trend can still be just as effective when embraced in a matured statement way".

    As for your comment on my blog telling me about Emma Cook's collection for Topshop ... I did my homework, and now all I can think about is that I wish we had Topshop stores here in Mexico!

    1060xo, Fernanda Lucila

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  21. I'm a fan of the "macho hot pant." You rock those shorts like no other!!

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  22. love your style. Also obsessed with your hair. xx

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  23. I commend your for your dedication to find a great style you like and looks great on you. Ive been trying to look for new things for my boyfriend to wear, and its so much difficult to shop for men!

    I love your oxfords, I recently found and fell in love with a very similar pair at a flea market but they were way too big. On the lookout for patent leather gray oxfords now

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  24. I love your take on nautical, I think the chunky sweater is a much better route than the more obvious choise of a striped T. The shorts look great rolled up.

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  25. "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."

    --truer words have never been spoken. i think adding a little trend here and there is never negative. conversely, layering trend after trend becomes monotonous and, sometimes, confusing.

    --the black structured short-sleeved trench has caught my eye. for some reason i automatically think of jack the ripper. i remember seeing old photographs of surgeons wearing something similar...which is both eerie and intriguing at the same time.

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  26. i LOVE your shoes and sweater in the first one
    your blog is great!

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  27. I love this!
    Looks brillant

    Vanilah xx

    www.vanilah.blogspot.com

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  28. I like your ideas! Mixing and matching new pieces with old pieces always works best! But I wish men would have more color in their wardrobe... Love your blog! I will be following it now. In RT, your comment on my blog about Nicolas Rippol, I agree and he would look nice with a little stubble.


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    -Brent Billiman

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  29. what a cool simple outfit, i lovee denim shorts like that paired with laceups.

    x

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  30. love your outfit! want the sweater! x

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  31. Great post! Love your jumper.:)SarahD

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  32. your look is impressive. you have a wonderful taste.

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  33. perfect outfit right here, kudos.


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  34. really great outfit. denim shorts are never wrong.
    wishing you a great week ahEAd

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  35. love your sweater and shorts! :D

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  36. great outfit!!!

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  37. The minimalist approach looks good here.

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  38. I'm agree with " Desined for now ", the minimalist style is really good like this !

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  39. Oops, I meant " I'm agree with " DESTINED for now " ( ... ). Sorry for the mistake n_n'.

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