6 posts tagged "Street Style"
All eyes have been on the World Cup the past few weeks. In case you missed it (or were too busy watching the Couture shows in Paris), another of the world’s greatest sporting events, Le Tour de France, has just gotten under way. But bicycles aren’t just for guys in jerseys—fashion has adopted the bike as one of its favorite accessories. (The art set is also having a bike moment—just check out the current Joyride exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery on Broome Street, featuring cycle-inspired pieces by Ai Weiwei, KAWS, Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, Dan Colen, and more.) In honor of the historic, cross-country cycling race, which ends July 27, we put together a few of our favorite fashionable biking moments from the streets. We dare you to try biking in heels.
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Ever since I saw this photo of Net-a-Porter’s Holli Rogers last September at the Spring ’14 shows, I’ve been trying to re-create her look. I’m nearly there—I already have the green-mirrored sunnies and oversize pink sweater. But the draped, knee-length white skirt (Rogers’ is by Rick Owens) hasn’t been so easy to come by. I’ve searched high and low, namely at my favorite high-street spots like Zara, ASOS, Mango, and Topshop—I love discovering their hidden (and super-affordable) gems. Almost nine months later, I’ve finally found the perfect piece: this H&M skirt, which costs less than $50. I’ll be wearing it all summer long with loose cotton T-shirts, and then swap in my collection of J.Crew cashmere sweaters once the temperatures drop in the fall.
H&M white asymmetrical tiered skirt, $49.95, Buy it now
Instagram menswear icon Nick Wooster is all over the new Wooster x Lardini collection he and the Italian tailoring brand rolled out to the press at Pitti Uomo in Florence yesterday. Mini cartoon portraits of Wooster’s bearded mug are embroidered like polka dots onto one of the collection’s suit fabrics.
The collaboration, between the sartorially eclectic Wooster and Luigi Lardini, creative director of the brand he founded in 1978 with his brother Andrea and sister Lorena, proves the international reach of social media today. The American Wooster has become a men’s fashion star overnight in Italy thanks to his endless stream of stylish selfies—which feature his unique mix of tough-guy tattoos and sharp tailoring. Lardini said he’d been following Wooster’s Instagram feed for several years before he proposed the collaboration six months ago, and the two worked out the style particulars in just two three-day meetings.
“I vowed I would never put my name on a brand, or wear pleated pants again, and here I am,” said Wooster, sporting one of the collection’s washed-out, garment-dyed khaki jackets with a pair of deep-pleated Bermudas and an oversize safety pin on his shirt collar.
Wooster’s take on the Lardini project was simple. The brand is known for its perfect tailoring, so he challenged the label to make something elegantly imperfect. The result is a short but sweet range of jackets, trousers, and Bermuda shorts with one shirt, one shoe, and a tie, offered in twelve different fabrics.
“I wanted the jackets to have a lived-in, messy look as though they were found in the attic, and then combine them with something really clean on the bottom,” said Wooster, who took inspiration from Brooks Brothers’ famously preppy style. The jackets and pants play with the collection’s muted gray and khaki palette in patchworks, but there’s also more traditional summer tweed, Prince of Wales plaid, and linen-cotton-blend seersucker options to wear with patchwork cotton shirts and slip-on sneakers.
“I think linen looks new again,” says Wooster. “Italians have always worn it in a way that Americans [who worry about the wrinkles] never have. Let it wrinkle, and then you don’t have to worry if what’s in your suitcase is perfectly pressed.”
Festivalgoers at Glastonbury this weekend all found themselves wearing the same thing: mud. But a little dirt is no match for the Wellie Brigade. Alexa Chung, Lily Donaldson, Pixie Geldof, and co. rocked their Hunter boots with knee-high socks, denim shorts, and plaid shirts as they trekked through the goopy grounds to catch acts like U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé. Here, Alistair Guy’s best shots.
It’s no secret we’re obsessed with street style photos. And from the looks of the runways, we aren’t the only ones. Clicking through Tokyo blogs like Dropsnap.jp and Fashionsnap.com, we noticed a strong link between the snapshots from Harajuku and Shibuya and the trends that emerged in the Spring 2010 collections. Denim-on-denim? Boho layers? Post-apocalyptic chic? The kids in Tokyo did them first. Designers get their ideas from all over and filter them in their own ways, but there’s no denying that these young Japanese women (and men) know what’s hip months, sometimes years before the rest of us, and they’re as influential now as they’ve ever been.
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