Wednesday, 18 February 2015

His Name Is Tailored

Blazer - Zara, Shirt - H&M, Trousers - Zara, Shoes - Topman, Clutch - 3.1 Phillip Lim

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of being invited to the Helen Anthony Autumn/Winter 15 menswear presentation, and I have to say, the clothing was outstandingly beautiful. More people need to know about this designer, because his tailored aesthetic paired with unusual fabrications is the epitome of how the stylish gent should be dressing right now. The show was held in a members club in Mayfair - at first I liked the idea of having a menswear collection in a gentleman's club, but when I actually saw the collection, I personally felt it could have benefited from a more contemporary space, as the slightly tacky surroundings didn't really do the clothes any justice. But that's neither here nor there, as it's the clothes that matter, and I loved almost every single piece. The styling of the show was fantastic - I'm always a fan of a roll neck, and the was no shortage of them throughout the collection. Prints were matchy-matchy, right down to the co-ordinated luggage (a beautiful touch) and presented in gorgeous tonal paisley and checks, and the knits were equally spectacular, in ombre chunky yarns. As I had done a bit of research before the show, I was expecting a tailored collection, and therefore dressed accordingly. My look was majorly inspired by the Joseph Autumn/Winter 15 collection, giving tailoring a more relaxed twist. I have decided to embrace the wide leg trend wholeheartedly, and my bargain of the month has to be these real leather wide leg trousers from Zara. They are the perfect length and are made from the softest leather, totally a bargain at only £40 in their sale. My other Zara bargain is the collarless blazer -  a massive trend for Autumn/Winter 15, I know this blazer will quickly become a wardrobe staple I'll wear time and time again. I'm loving the clash of navy and black at the moment, so I knew this navy pinstripe shirt with sportswear detailing from H&M was the perfect thing. I finished with my buckle monk shoes and 3.1 Phillip Lim navy patent clutch. I can't wait to wear these pieces again, but in a different way, for Fashion Week. Only two days away!

Get this look for $148+ on Lookastic: Black Blazer, Navy Vertical Striped Dress Shirt, Navy Leather Zip Pouch, Black Dress Pants, and Black Leather Double Monks

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