WHERE IT NOW| Streamlined, timeless, and elegant style that works so well in this economy
Look ahead to your future shopping and back in your closet for the pared down and simple classic looks that paraded the Paris fall runways.
Clean chic and minimalistic stylings that are unfussy, easy to wear, and most important timeless yet modern. If that’s not recession-proof fashion, we don’t know what is.
There is a seasonless aesthetic to palette-cleansing Clean Chic simplicity that works so well in this economy.
The luxury of the pureness of the designs is what always looks right and never dated. It’s all about perfectly stripped down and high style silhouettes that endure time and make the wear look elegant and chic.
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Yes, Philo was on-the-money with her straight-forward, easy pieces after a decade overcome by aggressive "fierceness" & urbania, but with daily sound bites from every editor touching upon a "need for serenity" after they were calling out for "a need for uniqueness" last season, you’ve got to wonder that this minimal movement will be as ephemeral as the nature of fashion is itself.
Another thought that came to mind when surveying last season (or really the next, Spring 2010) and Fall 2010 is how three of today’s strongest female designers , Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo at Celine and Hannah MacGibbon at Chloe, seemed to have similar trains of thought.
Sure they are English, have worked for Chloe, and truly did deliver. However, it seems uncanny that while all three do have varied approaches, they are in the end delivering the same message. That’s not to say that each of their past and recent collections are not stand-outs, because they were and are, but it does seem to hit at fashion’s bigger problem. That being that fashion moves so fast, and that there are so many designers & labels to turn to throughout the world, that after a while, everything homogenizes into one message suited more for the consumer than the individuality of the label.
Different Messages on the Same Ground:
Looking at Stella McCartney we understand that it takes confidence for a designer to send out a pair of black leggings topped with a slim sweatshirt amidst a mainly minimal outing, but we have to wonder where the cool & quirky factor McCartney is known for injecting alongside her love of lace & tailoring went? What the hell is Alexa Chung gonna wear? It felt devoid of that irresistible insouciance we’ve admired for so long but full of closet-filling go too basics that are, perhaps, better suited for the Stella McCartney devotee who is now a bit more grown-up.
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