In RSPs (Runway, Sidewalk, Perfume), I try to connect current fashion trends and perfumes.
One of the big style feelings on my radar at the moment is easy tailoring. This has been around for a while, but in my opinion may have reached its zenith of perfection in the Celine Pre-Fall and Chanel RTW Fall 2014 shows.
Sources: Style.com, Bazaar.com, Zimmerman
I’m referring to it as easy tailoring because classic, tailored shapes are modified and eased by elements like sloping shoulders, extra volume, cocoon shapes, loads of usable pockets (yippee), etc. As someone who was a teenager in the 90s, this style feels very comfortable to me in many ways, a modernized version of clothes I already know, so to speak. It also complements my ongoing love affair with sneakers.
For this post, I’m pulling the “sidewalk” images from The Sartorialist, just to save time. What’s nice about these clothes is that they are so easy and casual, all that need to be added are good grooming and individuality.
To pair with perfume is a bit harder. I had to laugh at this realization, given how comfortable and easy these styles are. But how many perfumes are both dramatic and streamlined, style conscious and utilitarian? I don’t think minimalist or very masculine perfumes pair well, but neither does anything very grand.
However, I did eventually come up with some pairings: Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane, L’Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine, Bottega Veneta Parfum. What do you think?
Also, for those of you who see perfumes as colors, I wonder if you think the photos above call for a perfume that is camel-colored, and which perfumes you think are camel-colored?
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