At the end of August half of the fashion world says they are ready for fall. The other half wants to punch them. But I can see the appeal of September.
There are new shiny clothes on the rails, “back to school bags” (more on which later) and the fact that Mykonos feels tad overdone by now.
The other day I went to Liberty for a bottle of my drug of choice, Gypsy Water perfumes (I cannot remember what and most importantly WHY I wore before discovering it). Once there I made a trip to the first floor, a home of super cool labels. There Isabel Marant lives next door to Acne and No21 just a stone throw Sessun. I browsed the rails stoping for longer by Needle & Thread.
If you don’t know this label you may want to get acquainted with it before a special occasion like a wedding or a party. The label made a bit of a name for itself as a couture on budget if ever there was such a thing. No wonder they risen so quickly. I couldn’t keep my hands off a dusky rose tule dress, intricately embellished Valentino style. It was simply exquisite.
Shirts. I saw them on almost every rail. White and blue, often overseized, this time designers really played with different forms. I was immediately drawn to Equipment’s starry silk number by Kate Moss. How very rock’n’roll. But as I just ordered a silk one from The Outnet (St Lauren’s lipstick print I was after forever), I put it back on the rail for now. Perhaps I will come back for it because the one I ordered is a tad overseized (like three seizes too big) (why by shy) so it may go back.
Overall, I liked what I saw. I’m not one wearing outlandish outfits and with shirts and denim yet again taking center stage in functional dressing, I think I’ll have no problem with choosing my fall wardrobe.
I’m talking about fall yet my outfit today is still firmly in the summer dressing land. I’m wearing my Levis shorts and my favourite military jacket, which you saw time and again, and will see in myriad of combination in the months to come. The t-shirt is by a super cool London brand, Stedfast-London. You can find them here. I came across them when I visited a pop up shop/gallery in Dalston Junction (a post to come very shortly) and went straight for this t-shirt. Ema, the gallery owner told me that everyone in her shop makes a beeline for Stedfast clothes. I’m not surprised. I’ll be ordering for The French only to nick them from him.
Jacket- Isabel Marant