My love for fashion is a bit of a new thing--I have a friend who is a phenomenal catalogue of designers and can recall specific items from collections seasons ago at any request. She's amazing and passionate about fashion, and it's definitely influenced me. We got to talking about fashion one night and before I know it, I'm manically dogearing pages in Vogue (I have a system) and sorting my way through Vogue.com with all of my free time.
The modelling industry is intensely problematic and the fashion industry seems to be getting messier by the season, but I still find myself drawn to the way designers reflect themselves through clothes and the way the human body serves as a palette for ideas and conceptions that I can't even begin to fathom. I'm still learning (Lu has been very patient with me), but so far, menswear is my jam. (I'm typing this wearing a sweatshirt and leggings--so obviously womenswear is the further thing from my mind right now. For that, you have to talk to Maylen, who is a champ with this whole female fashion deal.)
January 20-24 was the Menswear Fashion Week in Paris and I am in love with so many of the new collections! With the snow that we've currently got on the ground, it's very strange to be looking at fall walks, but...they're amazing, so I'll take it.
omg where do I start?? The military themes, the velvet pants, the detailing (of course), the bags. (One womenswear look thrown in for fun because it's amazing.)
Ackermann is one of my favorite designers. He's consistent and manages to tie his collections together across the seasons. One of the aspects of his looks that continually caught my attention were the shoes. It's all great, but the shoes (and the socks).
Okay who saw this coming, because I did not. I've never been an Armani fan, but there were one or two pieces in his collection that made me stop and reconsider. I wasn't sure about it at first (see the first picture for evidence) but I've reconsidered. It was all understated, but without blending in. The suit? The gray jacket (not the overcoat)? SIGN ME UP.
What are your thoughts?
Faves? Least faves?
Come talk Givenchy to me.
I'm also loving Lavin, LV, and Hermès. I'll probably be back with more later.
*all images from Vogue.com. None are owned by me.