Joyce/ Bazaar fashion week/ Pedder/ meet sophia Webster, supa dupa fly collection… So much information, let’s stick to the looks shall we? Sophia? well brilliant she from London, innit!! My man in Black/white thick yarn dyed stripe sweater hits the BW trend on the spot with ultra skinny bull cotton pants and ethnic necklace + wrist beads, the retro satchel adds a nice touch to blur the influences of the look. Johnie Li from Haibo.com sporting a retro skater slash Clockwork Orange look with Stüssy skull print shirt, bowler hat and chunky Docs. Again he fits well the BW spring trend. Other highlights include Yi, (Garçonne) Vision magazine fashion editor with APC trench coat, DVF jumper and Chinese traditional slippers ” found down a lane”. Pedder Main PR man ( sorry I forgot your name!) charming to chat and sporting a Zhang Chi White Digital print sweater with silk paneling and working that legging (or megging) slash sweatshort lower part look to a treat leather white studded slip ons.
Brace, brace, brace! a nice soft pastel colour palette with suede lace up boots and light cotton shirt. A slightly more directional denim wash would be trill!!
Gosh it’s over sixty years old, yet the seminal movie ‘The Wild One’ is still influencing young cats including this 鼓楼 hipster… Biker boots, Levi’s Big E style rinse wash denim with turn ups, Classic White Tee, Gas station shirt and cap, its all there and definitively does not look like coz-play for boys. The 50’s look is totally on trend.
Fabulous mix and match style presented by 多多， Luxury Loafers, sporty meggins with jersey pleated shorts topped off with lace sweater. The minimal black/white colour palette give the ensemble a nice subdued touch.
OK, Sweat shorts are back, with early manifestations giving us rolled up, striped (navy style) types for a casual and slightly sporty look (paired with nice S-Shirt (T-shirt, Sweatshirt, mash up). Or a more ethnic à la Visvim embroidered and be-tassled number nicely paired with relaxed vest ( which should be a key item this spring. Well done guys good effort!
Spring chickens, give me seersucker, white low tops and grass green chinos anytime… Well done, this makes Beijing a bit greener during those terrible smog days.
Black is always a sure bet in fashion, yet black during spring is a double-entendre, wanting to stand out from the crowds of happy go color fashion cats. With the likes of Alexander Wang making a strong cultural impact on the fashion scene recently, the all-blacks have a role model and figure head taking the relay baton ( black of course) over from the declining Rick Owens ( who showed mainly pale greys in Paris). Go blacks go
A Dalian girl walking near Shenli Square in Downtown. She had a natural style and confidence that caught our eyes.
Yarn dyed two tone stripes T-shirts are pretty much a timeless classic and seems to make a bit of a comeback this spring on the streets of Beijing. Chosing classic colours combination such as navy/ white and red/white feels refreshing compared to the colour clashes of late. Variation in stripe structure adds a designer touch (as seen at COS and Topman for 14SS). But with the classic 8 mm stripe width and contrast collar you know what you get and can highlight your look with more forward accessories to pull in the crowds!
Saturday Night out in 七九八 at the Enjoy Museum of Arts for the Electric Horse Rave. The main item which caught my eye was the cardigan worn either plain or with jaquard, the shape is loose and comfortable in heavy gauge knit. The look was styled as a blend of home comfort with sporty touch expressed with sweat pants or snazzy running shoes. The over long or baggy cardigan Seems to be the perfect item for these warm days and cool nights, giving a comfortable touch as if one was still emerging from a long winter and clinging on their beloved blankets. Another highlight was the biker looks with vintage albeit sporty biker jackets and skinny denims. Finally, the snow parka so prevalent this past winter with its iconic fur collar and plain down padding is being transformed into a lighter spring version, shedding its lining and fur trimming transforming itself into a more dust coat item.
Style is not only about getting the right labels and Showing off, it can also be about attitude, the energy around this person was very strong, confident and positive. That is way more valuable than the latest designs from the big fashion capitals worn by poseurs !!