As the Fall/Winter season approaches, along with it comes a lot of new and exciting trends and fashions. It can be quite confusing to know which designer clothing brands work best with others, and which styles are going to be the more popular ones. While wearing famous designer clothing brands is not essential in order to be fashionable, it can really help especially if you are not sure which particular fashions work for you or if you are looking to emulate a celebrity’s style.
For those that do not know, designer clothing styles are released twice a year in time for the upcoming season. In January or February, the Spring / Summer collections are released. In August or September, it is time for the Fall / Winter collections. Each season has its own overriding individual styles that run year-to-year. For example, Spring / Summer clothing will likely be of light or bright colours, whereas Fall / Winter collections will usually bit a lot thicker than the Spring / Summer clothes to keep the wearer warm on the cold winter days.
Each season has its own set of traits and trends that run throughout all brands and is based upon how people and celebrities have been wearing the clothes in previous seasons. A popular misconception that its detractors spread about the fashion world is that fashion imposes rules and laws on what people that follow fashion have to do. This is a nonsensical statement as ‘fashion’ is simply the manifestation of popular trends as worn by people. Contrary to what the naysayers say, fashion is created by people, it is not the people’s captor.
For the upcoming Fall / Winter season, there are already some trends that will be making appearances. Designer denim, such as Edwin jeans, Pepe and Prps will be very popular. If you’re new to fashion, denim is always a safe bet. Try to get jeans that are ‘raw’, this means that there is no wash, abrasions or stresses on the jean. It is just the basic cut and stitching and nothing more. The great thing about raw jeans is that they look incredible when you first get them, and then over time the colours gradually fade as the jeans get worn out.
This is really good, as jeans wear out according to how they are worn – they are a record of all the time that you have spent with them, telling your story back to you whenever you look at them. However, it is really important that you do not wash raw denim – certainly at least not for six to nine months after you get them. If they get dirty or smelly, try to dab stains away with damp cloth and try to neutralise odors with a product such as Febreeze.
Other fashions for the new season include a special tribute to the street fashion of 1980s Great Britain. This particular style of fashion is often referred to as British Terrace-Wear, a homage to how the houses in inner-cities and strong working-class areas were constructed. If you like the sounds of this, you would do well to check out designer clothing brands such as Gabicci Vintage, Farah Vintage and Fred Perry. A good combination would be a pair of Fred Perry plimsoll sneakers, a pair of Farah Vintage bottoms and a Gabicci Vintage Polo Shirt. For the sportier gentleman, you might want to mix this up with trainers and tracksuit bottoms from the likes of Fila Gold or Adidas Originals.
More contemporary men would probably prefer something less confrontational. In this case, they might like to grab a pair of raw Edwin ED-45s (Levi’s 501s would also work a treat), throw on a white Diesel or Junk de Luxe T-Shirt and finish off with a black or navy blue cardigan from a designer such as Full Circle or Vivienne Westwood. If you are venturing outside into the cold, you might like to max your look out with a navy or black denim jacket from Wrangler, Levi’s or Lee.
Whatever styles you go for in Fall / Winter, it’s important that you feel comfortable and confident. Experiment with different clothing combinations to get a look that makes you look and feel great. Do not follow fashion trends if they make you feel uncomfortable. If you are in any doubt or are unsure about what you think would work best for you, contact your local designer clothing boutique for more advice, it’s what they are there for.