September 26, 2012
In the process of planning my look for this Fall, I look not only at the Fall 2012 collections (which, oddly and sadly enough, already seem to feel like last season, having been shown six months ago), but also at the Spring 2013 shows. Many elements of the looks presented can sensibly be worn in the warmer days of early fall, while others just need a bit of imagination. Here’s how I see Spring foreshadowing Fall.
The Cholo style of doing buttons (top done, bottoms not) can be worn on shirts indoors---you could go ever so bold as this Antonio Azzuolo look with exposed abs and underwear---or much less severe as in General Idea (photo via This Hearts on Fire) with only half of the buttons undone. I can see this done quite nicely on a boxy work jacket or even a military coat with many buttons.
I elect to wear hiking sandals with woolly socks, though not with legs quite as bare as this shot from Siki Im, for as long as my toes can stand the cold.
Metallics in big, saturated doses, as in this 3.1 Phillip Lim bag
or in subtle, sneaky details, like the silver back of this Antonio Azzuolo jacket on Cole Mohr, continue to amuse me.
A great pair of sunglasses is seasonless. I fell in love with this round aviator-Clubmaster hybrid by Illesteva.
Palazzo pants---a beautiful pair here in a light charcoal fabric by Alexandre Plokhov---can be easy, cozy dressing in the cooler months. I'm planning on getting a pair of huge, street-sweeping pants made in heavy cashmere flannel.
Mustard: on wool trousers, with a dark turtleneck, a whiskey, and a very expensive watch. (Carlos Campos)
trainers with suits, sweats, and just about anything (Antonio Azzuolo)