Men’s SS 18 fashion shows just wrapped up in London, Milan, Paris and New York. I don’t religiously follow all the collections being shown due to it being overwhelming and time consuming, but occasionally there’s a few I tend to gravitate towards. These few, are the large brands such as Raf Simons, Prada and Dries Van Noten, and smaller brands like Craig Green and Hecho.
If you don’t know Hecho, you’re not really living.
This iced Americano is from Capital and they only charged me $2.25! Originally $3.25!
Everybody has a morning routine. The general population wakes up, brushes their teeth, drinks coffee and subsequently takes a big shit. Coffee is considered the most important step in the majority of people’s morning regimen to wake up like a sane, coherent person. While it’s relatively affordable to make coffee at home, how much are you willing to pay for coffee at your local coffee shop?
It's Tuesday and summer officially arrived last week, but it hasn't actually arrived. I say this because I am still wearing pants five out of the seven days of the week, there has only been ONE heat warning and just the other day I ordered an Americano. Not iced, just regular, piping hot coffee enough to burn my tongue and possibly cook ramen noodles.
However, the only good news to align with summer solstice is SALE SEASON! The season of sale!
There's this theory published somewhere on the internet that if your style doesn't evolve, you don't evolve as a person. I'm not sure where that theory came from or where/if it was even published. I do believe that a slow and natural progression in the way you pick and choose, and style your clothes is as important as choosing what to eat for breakfast to start your morning.
Over spring, I declared short shorts officially over.
Monday night was the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards and it took place in North America's fashion capitol: New York City. For short, its known as the CFDA Awards. Think of the CFDA Awards as the MET gala's cooler, younger sister who lives in Brooklyn and has kombucha daily for breakfast.
Everyone looked cool. But not everyone looked as cool as Julia Nobis.
Commuting in a large city should be relatively easy. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America and a city with that title and responsibility should have the proper infrastructure for its denizens. Albeit, public transit is just excruciatingly slow and the only other options are to walk or bike around the city.
Toronto's biking sartorial choices are quite on the nose. Tight jeans, some form of backpack or side bag and the most abhorrent of them all, storing your lock - as you bike - in your back pocket or between your jeans and your belt.
The progression of manscaping has been relentlessly overwhelming from beauty brands. Like when your work compounds one another and all of a sudden you don't know how to prioritize which project to start first. That's just how I feel about a recent article published by the The New York Times. Albeit, it is the antithesis of current of men's beauty trends: the unibrow.
When I construct an outfit in my head, I always start from the bottom up. I begin with a pair of shoes, a pair of pants, a top (or not, whatever your lifestyle) and conclude with a bag, usually a $3 canvas tote from Muji. The last time I got dressed, I chose from my selection of shoes and came to the realization that I exclusively own casual shoes.
I'm an adult. But a poor adult with a limited supply of shoes.
Up-and-coming British designer Molly Goddard has a few words about colour in a recent interview with SSENSE. What is blatant about Goddard is that she is not afraid of colour. Browsing through her spring 2017 collection, her use of fluorescent on tulle is a statement that colour is defining her brand.
Have you heard the latest in high-low collaboration news? Uniqlo announced this week that their latest collaboration will be with London-based Irish designer Jonathan Anderson. Anderson is the creative director of two labels: his eponymous label and Spanish label Loewe.
Just asking for a friend who has disposable income.
Gucci was a designer label just like any other. It was just another designer on the fashion month schedule that I personally often overlooked in favour of Prada or Marni. The brand, at the time, helmed by Frida Giannini, took the direction of the brand with a more formal disposition. Then, abruptly, Giannini left her 8-year tenure and Alessando Michele - an unknown player at the time - would take the role of creative director moving forward.
Last week, Trump gave a speech about something probably important. Maybe it was something he doesn't have authority on. Perhaps it was on proper hair crop rotation and retention guidelines. In a sea of ill-fitted suits and polyester ties, there were Democratic women lawmakers dressed in white. The white apparel was a symbol of solidarity for women's rights.
Fashion does have cultural relevance and political statements without any discourse.
The relevance of street style is just as important as the shows off the runway. They both have messages to convey, one via a creative team and one by the individual. Undoubtedly, one influences the other and the lines get blurred about who influences who.
Street photography is cool, but do you ever wonder what the fuck they are actually saying when they get their photographs taken? I would like to know the dialogue. Are you talking about American politics? What the latest health food trend is? The interview between Solange and Beyonce?
Well, if you click below, I did some investigative research into the minds of fashion people in what they were thinking in that moment.
As you've guessed above, they were talking about J.W. Anderson. Farthest on the left, "I am wearing J.W. Anderson." Second from the right, "me too!" Woman, "I think you two should leave my personal space."
There’s a saying out there that if you really appreciate someone’s personal style, you should write about it. The saying is repeated somewhere in Latvia. Or in today’s modern time, the liking of every photo they post. Want to know more? The usefulness of the Internet allows for Incognito Mode for real world RCMP-level stealthy creep.
The Internet is dry like the Sahara and I still don’t know who Louis Rubi is.
I consider my closet relatively low-risk for experimentation. It’s rather formulaic and predictable, just the way I like it because I reserve my headaches for technology and not my wardrobe. I am almost reaching 5 years in Toronto in the spring and I have become what I wish wouldn’t happen to me. My closet has become a place for people to shop for funerals.