One of my favorite blogs, Nick's Attic, regularly talks about fashion and I've kept saying that I would love to be a fashion blogger. I've decided to take control of my life and bring to you the first fashion conscious piece at your favorite blog.
Fall is upon us. The September issue of Vogue (this year known as the Beyble) was 832 pages of high gloss ads and fashion commentary. I have had time to reflect and observe. Read a few articles to give you my full opinion.
Fashion is a constant reinvention. We might finally be coming back to a time where men's and women's fashion did not differ strongly from one another. Steff Yotka writes on Vogue's website, “a boy-or-man- in heels or a skirt doesn't feel too out of place.” She clearly hasn't been to middle America in a while. Both of those things stand out as strange.
Personally, I love this trend. It gives men and women to explore the kind of clothing they like without being as critiqued. The bargain basement version of this meeting of the minds can be seen with the floral prints on shirts in the men's departments. It's filtered down into what is acceptable in conservative America. We're a long way from wide acceptance of men wearing skirts and heels.
The Creative Director of Acne is doing really fascinating work currently. Jonny Johansson is working a lot with gender fluidity. Even putting his son in “pastel pink coats, heeled boots, and high necked blouses” for their 2015 womenswear campaign. All the looks do not strike home, but I found the collection to be fascinating. Especially that powder pink fleece of heat retention. Luke Leitch described the clothes as “an adroit mix of surf and pre-punk” and that it “tapped into menswear's current fixation with gender fluidity”.