It’s that time of year again! FASHION WEEK! I love high fashion. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it confuses the fejula out of me, but even if I absolutely hate an entire show, I spend a lot of it thinking about what I could do differently. Love it or hate it, it’s definitely inspiring.
I tend to love men’s fashion, it’s a lot more subtle and classic. As cultural gender lines blur and androgyny becomes trendier, half the designers send female and male models down their catwalks. What I’m looking for here is more of a refashion/no pattern sew vibe. While I would love to make a thousand gorgeous black blazers they take both skill and a budget that I just don’t have right now. Side note, Paris hasn’t happened yet, so that’ll be a separate post. So, let’s see what the men have for us!
I love these shoes. I probably wouldn’t wear them- I’m only starting to be allowed to wear heels and I’m taller than everyone anyway, but I bet I could do something to get this kind of colour on the back vibe in a more wearable way.
I love this skirt. Fabric like this could get expensive, but you could probably get paillettes in bulk and sew em all on. This definitely sparks some imagination…
I like the idea of a classic blazer with a different coloured, but still very neutral coloured sleeve. Sleeves are a bit of a pain, but overall they’re not the hardest things to swap out. It’d be even easier to keep that kind of “two-seam” look.
I like the idea of adding patterned cuffs to a patterned jacket- even a plain jacket. I wonder if there’s a way to make these detachable.
I really like the idea of adding chain edging to a coat. It’d be an easy way to update something that might get a bit humdrum.
Side note, totally stealing this decor for my NYE party this year. Love it.
I’m not usually a big fan of quilting style colour blocking, but I think this looks really good. Maybe it’s the colours? I can almost see it on a skirt…
I really like this champagne gold edging- it’d be a great way to add pizazz to a boring blazer. I’m also really into the shoes. I love fancy shoes and those are gorgeous without being too much… well, maybe a bit much, but it is D&G.
Why aren’t the tips of all my black shoes coated in gold glitter? I actually had a pair of glitter capped shoes I bought at Zara like six years ago in Rome and wore them until the glitter was literally completely gone, so clearly I like the style. I’m actually being really restrained here because I could do an entire post on how into the D&G men’s shoes I am.
I actually have a deep red coat, and now I’m wondering how to attach a faux fur collar to it in a way that it stays removable. Maybe snaps and some creative finagling?
I love the sequin placement on the collar and pockets, and since there’s not a tonne of them you could afford to use really high quality, super sparkly rhinestones.
I’m kicking myself because I saw a blazer this colour on clearance at Penney’s. I’d probably use a thin chain to get this effect instead of rhinestones, but then there’d need to be some major interfacing of the lapel.
I think this overcoat/cape/poncho thing is really nice. Essentially it’s just a rectangle with a cut down the middle. It looks really cosy, as well as easy to make. If you got decent wool it’d also be really warm, which is always welcome.
Check out that bag. Who knew I needed a faux fur clutch? It looks like there’s some leather detailing on there, so you could even make a strap and use it as a legit purse.
I really like this pullover. I think it’d be easy to make from a men’s button down- a flannel would be so cosy. You’d probably need two of the same to account for the hood, but this is definitely something to look out for on the clearance rack.
I love this faux fur cowl. It looks so cosy and yet elegant. Also, it’d be an amazing way to practice sewing with faux fur.
This is one of those ones that took me a while to figure out what I liked about it. Don’t get me wrong, adding black to anything is kind of right up my alley. I think I’d pare it down and only add the black to the front and hems- I think both stripes running down the sleeves is a bit jarring, but I’m into this.
What got me about this is the wash of the jacket. It’s similar to the Liam Hodges set, and I’m wondering if I could get the same result by overdyeing a pair of acid wash jeans.
I love this bustle! I wouldn’t go as full on, but I think a red pleated belt with a bow in the back could be extremely elegant… I also love the shoes. I put those exact drawer pulls on my dresser six years ago. Amazing.
I’m super into this drapey belt thing. You could literally buy one black dress and have a tonne of these and look different all the time.
I feel like this is just a season of remaking blazers. I love the idea of the over the shoulder bow detail. I’d skip out on the rib cage slit. I’d also love the drape to be the same colour as the blazer. So cool.
I adore this bag. I don’t think it’d be that hard to embellish an old bag- or even make it from scratch if you were in a fit of ambition.
I love a good embellished sweater, and this one is a winner. Definitely keeping my eye out for a cute sweater and some appliques.
I really like this skirt, and I don’t think it’d be hard to sew at all- you’d essentially just make a rectangle skirt and then embellish it. How cute would that be for a night out?
Usually, I’m not into embellished jeans- I think I might be a bit old for them. I can’t understand why I love these so much. I’m not into flames either, but yet there’s something so cool about these, and they’d definitely be easy to make.
I used to have a sweater kind of like this and I think I need a new version. The hardest part of this would be stabilizing the knit after you cut into it.
I don’t think I’ll ever have the guts to wear a shoe like this, but man do I love them. I don’t think it’d be that hard to recreate them, you’d just need glitter, paint, rhinestones and glue. I guess if you had a wider leg and kept the rest of the outfit simple? Maybe? There are a few versions of this- some in more subtle colours, but the gold is kind of beautiful. Maybe a dark gold and black version?
I’m surprised this is the first designer outfit I’ve included, but man. That jacket is giving me like, punk Clueless. I need it.
I don’t know if I like the texture of this knit, but I like the stripe of pretty crystals. If I could find a good gem and the right knit- imagine dark grey and black stones maybe?- this could be really cute.
I’m in between on this. I really like the embellishment at the bottom of the skirt. To be fair, I never would have thought to rhinestone a parka. I’m just in between on it. I like it, but it also kind of reminds me of my huge bedazzling phase in elementary school.
I call it a phase like I haven’t spent the past two days looking at photos for bedazzling inspiration.
Despite not owning a jean skirt, I’ve been in a jean skirt mood lately, and I like the sequin-ness of this. I think it’s a good way to dress up a basic.
I made Adam a black rib knit tuque a few months ago and I still have some extra yarn from it. I’m thinking I might need a version for myself…
Whew! And that’s only a part of the men’s- let’s see what Paris has for us!