Posted on | January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
I’ve been absent recently — there’s plenty of going on in my life right now. Add the midwinter lighting conditions, winter weather and my aversion for outdoors outfit photography — not too much going on on this blog. Uh, to be honest, I think that winter in this country is season for ugly and practical clothes — my mitts and down jacket don’t really inspire me much, but they sure keep me warm.
However, I’ve found the interest to fashion slowly emerging again, midseasons (yes, spring is definitely soon…) are most interesting time to dress myself up IMO, I like the prospects for next summer (more neon hues, more brights) — and oh, I’ve even flicked through the pre-fall stuff already.
What I currently love and want to add to my wardrobe in one way or another is boxy structure — tailoring that does not follow the curves of female form, stiff materials that arrange themselves to surprising 3D formations around the body. On Phillip Lim the boxy tailoring is subtle: rectanglular shapes of tops, stiff skirts, stiffness paired to fluid elements, very inspiring considering everyday styling. On Givenchy, more extreme, familiar shapes forced to austere forms, single pieces “to die for”. And I would love to have a coat with stiff volume, like that Lanvin one. All Images from Vogue.com, pre-fall 2012 collections.
Okay, again a parade of clothes I can’t really afford — but I need some daydreaming to get over this depressing down jacket season (not really seen on catwalks too often).