I wrote recently an article for Zalando's Advize section about 70's revival and androgynous menswear. Click here to check it out!
Autumn is the
time for new beginnings, especially this season in menswear fashion. It’s the
time to get creative, layer up and find yourself that statement coat. This
season the runway was dominated by looks that took inspiration from 70s with a
modern twist, gender boundaries are breaking and the new nostalgic aesthetic is
starting to replace minimalism. During past decade menswear has changed drastically,
and this season speaks on its behalf. The way men look at fashion and consume
is not just only functional anymore; design has become much more important. At
he moment guys are looking to experiment with their fashion choices, and
designers have taken the notice. The season raised a major question; is fashion
finally shifting into unisex zone, or is this just a phase until another trend
‘’The season raised a major question; is
fashion finally shifting into unisex zone, or is this just a phase until another
trend comes along?’’
for me autumn is the most exiting time of the year, there is nothing better
than wrapping up in your favourite scarf. It’s the time to get back to the cycle
and challenging yourself through fashion. Compared to men’s summerwear, the
chilly months offer way more options and a possibility to be more experimental.
This autumn the big key colours for the season were tobacco, nude, muted green,
powder pink and sky blue. These colours create a vision of nostalgia with a
theme for this season is the modern interpretation of the 1970s. From the
influences from the rebels and rock legends to the bohemian traveller. The
style is at once retro, classic and contemporary, with a sense of rebellion and
creativity. The focus is on flyaway collars, graphic details, flares and bold
details. The silhouette is looser and less structured, and the focus is on the
simplicity of the garment. Both subtle and unusual retro styles are essential
parts of the trend. Oversize sleeves and coats and fur were also new additions
to the men’s wardrobe for this season.
‘’The main theme for this season is the modern
interpretation of the 1970s.’’
the ground-breaking Androgynous trend
is redefining masculinity. The strict gender roles are getting continuously
blurrier, and that is affecting the current menswear fashion. Masculinity isn’t
going anywhere, but it is extremely refreshing that modern men are not afraid
to wear certain things, colours or fits, and they aren’t concerned if it affects
or weakens their masculinity. In the past men were very restricted by the idea
what was considered masculine, rather than leaving space for the real opinion
or taste. Delicate details, wide trousers, see-through fabrics and pastel tones
were appearing frequently in major shows this season. Also this season many menswear
and womenswear collections were stemmed from the same inspiration and shared
the same art direction.
Silent Awakening editorial for Radisson Redonline magazine. The editorial is a creative collaboration with the photographer Jaz Jagdeo. Styling and modelling of the shoot was done by me. Make up is by Marna Roberts and the shoot was assisted by Katy Rustrick. The androgynous look is created through combining independent fashion labels, high street brands and Glasgow based talent.
I find it almost hard to believe that it's already mid-October. I've found controlling time lately so difficult, days and weeks just pass without really thinking about it. It's not long till winter and not ready for it yet. I have a weird relationship with this time of the year, I find it really beautiful and inspiring, but at the same time I tend to get quite down sometimes.
Wearing my current favourite pieces from Junkyard, in love with this xx-zy scuba sweatshirt.