I really love exploring men’s fashion for a night out. Of late, I only want to dress this way; every look for me always has to have a hint of masculinity.
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I really love exploring men’s fashion for a night out. Of late, I only want to dress this way; every look for me always has to have a hint of masculinity. For example, if I a do a short skirt, it always goes with a low “mensy” shoe. I feel much more comfortable at parties and evening events now when I wear something that feels like me, something powerful that I am comfortable and confident in, but still pushes my boundaries a bit. I still want to be sexy, so it’s about balance. This combination of masculine and feminine, the conversation between the two is how I have always styled clients and dressed personally, but right now it is especially trending in different variations.
Suits have been having a moment on the runways and the red carpet, which I feel is both a response to, and an engagement of the socio political climate. I love wearing pants when I go out, especially because you can put things in your pockets, and I love to pair them with a heel. Jackets and pockets are two things that do not need to be left out at night and deserve a V.I.P. invitation.
I still like to keep a feminine or sultry touch. For example that hint of skin that at first glance, could suggest there may not be anything underneath. The the addition of a silky menswear scarf at the lapel takes the suggestion back just enough. Pants are no limitations and always a bit more comfortable for spontaneous moments and kicking off my shoes for a night cap.
There are few things sexier than a crisp white shirt and beautiful black lace with just a touch of skin. I always love Miuccia Prada’s ideas because the conversation in her clothing is about provoking masculine and feminine, and she always does it in a new way. The lace keeps the shirt together and gives it a figure, while the transition from your husband’s poplin to lace to sparkly shoe makes the leg and ankle the magic place where to me, all makes sense.
I would never re-style this look because it has a quintessential undone-ness. Not irreverence, but a nonchalant, effortless vibe that feels as though a beautiful accident has been preserved. This feeling echoes throughout the entire brand, which I find incredible and inspiring.
Sparkly and strong, masculine and romantic, this look is about a never ending love story with military influence in fashion, which I find very sophisticated and an expression of classicism. A masculine coat that brings to mind an admiral’s jacket with silver or gold hardware and embellished metallic detailing at the sleeve makes it feel elevated, and ties into a pleasant surprise underneath.
The contrast of the coat with a sparkly top that is cut like a t-shirt leads us to textured sequin pants, adding another dimension. There is always an allure to having your coat on your shoulders, almost as though a passing soldier has just placed his coat there in an instant, adding a little more story to a look.