Monday, February 21, 2011

Minimalist Eccentricity

Often, when I try to convey individualism in my mode of dress, I tend to pile things up in an incoherent jumble. Not that there's anything wrong with being a beautiful mess, but very few can articulate a powerful fashion statement in three garments or less.

Houman Farahmand in a Whyred coat worn over a sheer Helmut Lang turtleneck. Note the beautifully-stitched narrow shawl lapel.

The entire outfit:

Helmut Lang turtleneck, Whyred coat, Acne leather pants, vintage Western ankle boots

I think the key to being so elegantly concise with an outfit would be to have well-tailored basics of exceptional, yet subtle design.

back detailing of the Whyred coat

The shoes add a sense of history to an otherwise clinically Scandinavian look.

vintage Western ankle boots

And carefully-chosen accessories keep the look personal. The rings may be multiple and large, but they are of the same color and of complementary designs. Even the narrow moustache (not pictured) speaks volumes.

glasses from Jeremy's, vintage gold rings

16 comments:

Brandon said...

Oh Houmand How do I love thee so much?

Andrew said...

this
is
FLAWLESS

my.amalgam said...

wow, great outfit.

i wonder what his wallet was?

do you know?

www.myamalgam.blogspot.com

Cillian said...

This is exactly the kind of style that I lust after but could never pull of myself. Props.

C.

Simen said...

I like the glasses :)

Izzy said...

my.amalgam: I didn't get the chance to ask him, sorry!

wobblinbetty said...

rad style

thebathoholic said...

Has anyone noticed how important eyewear has become?

Snappy said...

The ring is brilliant. Big fan of the boots too, all put together with a great sense of style.
snappy x
www.snappylifestyle.com

Taj said...

so damn good. omg

Michele said...

Really love this. Especially those boots. And when you look at the rings a certain way it looks like one really cool ring!

Six Six Sick said...

Houman always has such inspiring style. Not usually a huge Whyred fan, but he really makes that coat look special.
xx
Tiffany

Ankle Boots said...

nice one

Boscovs Coupons said...

nice post.. design looks good...

Anonymous said...

the wallet looks like com, I have one almost the same

Anonymous said...

the wallet looks like com? I have one almost the same

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