Farfetch reached out to me again and I have to say I am so honored and excited to be considered for their new contest! Thank you to Laurren @ Farfetch for including me :)
They've provided this SS16 trend guide which is a great skim for anyone looking for some seasonal inspiration!
Source: Farfetch Insiders Guide to SS16
Now I know all you guys are thinking, "But Marchel, this is womenswear! (not that it really means anything because we know half of what you wear leans towards a more unisex look anyways)"
But to balance it out I've put together my own awesome style guide with three "feelings" I'm looking forwards to wearing this summer season. I prefer to call them "feels" or "looks", sometimes I find the word "trend" too pushy - if you're not into it that's fine, no need to make other people feel out of the loop right?
LOOK 1: LIGHT GUARD
Currently fascinated with motion and how garments will move and peel away from the body as you walk. I also love how "movement in clothing" usually conjures up images of chiffon and light fabrics but with this look we're playing with the complete opposite - the movement of heavier pleats and quilted fabrics.
Obviously the perfect shoe to top of a heavy look is white sneaker. I picked the Maison Margiela 'Replica' sneaker in white because I'm really into the way the gum-sole plays nicely off of the broken-grid print of the Raf Simons top.
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LOOK 2: CUT + PASTE
I've always been a sucker for typography and I love the ambiguity and sadness in the Ann Demulemeester button up. I really like how simple the poem is yet because of the length and repetition it would be too difficult for passer-bys to read - being too obvious is never chic ;) I would layer that shirt underneath the lightweight black Marni coat with contrasting white buttons. So sharp and so timeless.
Absolutely obsessed with CDG Homme Plus this season. Every time I see a new piece online my heart slightly sighs for every burnt-edged hem and golfer-printed garment. Top it off with the colourful scribble Margiela clutch for a touch of playfulness and you're good to go!
LOOK 3: THEN & NOW
The return of the sweater vest has never looked so good and felt so right! Raf Simons' selection of mixed and distressed knits this season have turned the humble sweater vest into a faux-pas must-have.
Carven shirt for layering underneath the sweater vest - LOVE the exaggerated fly-front placket.
The Loewe fisherman pants, but in the SS16 woven-stripe colour way. Cannot handle how much I love these. The SL sneaker is a nice cheeky touch to an otherwise serious outfit. I think it's always important to have some humour in an outfit every now and then. To top it off I picked the Maison Margiela vinyl backpack to add a sense of futurism to the outfit.
LOOK 4: ARTISANAL
Love the feeling of visible craftsmanship in an outfit - wearing simple layers and simple shapes but with details in the fabrics and quality in exquisite fits. It's all about keeping the colour palate monochromatic and I find that neutral tans, beiges, olives, and khakis really lend themselves to that qualitative artisanal feel of leather, natural fabrics, and hand-made goods.
I picked the Loewe puzzle bag, Thom Browne sunnies, and clean Marni sandal to polish the look off and contrast with the distressed and rustic look of the Yohji and Rick pieces.
But thats all for now! Thanks for reading :)
Until next time,