For Colour’s Sake

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket
I have to admit these last few years, I’ve been drawn to the simplicity of the minimal aesthetic. It’s calming, soothing, mind clearing. And yet as our world descends into political chaos – the news both gripping and downright depressing – the need to express oneself more boldly in little ways takes over… 

It was interesting to me to visit recently the Paul Smith showroom and be talked through swirling, colourful designs that were geared towards the fantastical as a way of escape and/or express in the face of the world’s state of affairs. And we’re seeing it everywhere in the rainbow culture that seems to be popping up all over – on clothes, shoes, bags and more. Colourful hope in the face of a confusing, not-going-in-the-right-direction world when it comes to politics, environment, how we use our tech and how it uses us.

Although I had more or less abandoned Facebook once my blogging life took over (I had to let some digital stuff go), I was surprised to see how many apps I had authorised over the years. Immediately I revoked date sharing on them when all the news came out earlier this week – and was hella glad I never took that (or any!) personality test that Cambridge Analytica exploited to such horrendous ends. But yet of course, via Instagram, I am yolked oh-too tightly.

Uncertainty prevails as we still don’t know if the horror of Brexit will prevail, will Trump escape scot-free, will we be able to collectively reverse the damage we are doing to our planet and the environment, humans and animals on it. And so yes, maybe life does feel overall less serene and more full of wrongs and things that need righting. And life is messy. And now that we are seeing that expression of life as messy & confusing feed through to fashion and art, I think we are feeling the need to be bolder, stronger and more expressive.

Making a self statement on a daily basis to be free & individual and to own our autonomy. I’m not sure of the validity of the Hemline Index – hemlines went inconsistently up and down in response to a mix of factors, from needing to save on fabric to more conservative lengths post an economic crash. But I do feel that the fashion cycle and response in 2018 is pops of colour and rainbows where you might not have seen them before! Let’s keep it like that.

Making a self statement on a daily basis to be free & individual and to own our autonomy.

 


Jacket | Petite Studio NYC

Jumper | Urban Outfitters 

Jeans* | Levis

Boots | Joseph (this style sold out)

Basket | Fonott 

Necklace | Bianca Jones (our Compass collab very near launch!)

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket
Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Stylonylon | Levis | Petite Studio NYC | Urban Outfitters | Joseph | Fonott basket

Photography by Jay McLaughlin on Olympus Pen F

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  1. “Making a self statement on a daily basis to be free & individual and to own our autonomy.” That is what Brexit is all about.