Nobody wants to do ‘victim’ but as lovers of fashion nothing beats an original. TheChicGeek is predicting a return to ‘high-fashion’ as the labels of ‘heritage’, ‘authentic’ and ‘vintage-inspired’ become well past their wear-by-date. We need something new.
When dealing with high-fashion it’s important to pick the right collections and the correct pieces. Two or three select pieces, which are instantly recognisable and earn the respect and recognition of you as a taste-maker or style leader, are enough to see you through a season. It’s also about maximising your budget as this stuff ain’t cheap. These are modern fashion classics, pieces to wear to death this season, then rest for a few years knowing they are there to rediscover because they are strong enough to become future vintage.
TheChicGeek's Tips to Wearing High-Fashion
Buy the best and buy early. These items, some are still waiting to drop, won't hang around; if you see it, buy it.
Wear only one item at a time. Think of it like a piece of art on a blank wall.
No Total Looks. This looks wrong away from the catwalk and says "more money than sense" and "lack of imagination".
Wear all these pieces together and you become a male AbFab Edina. The idea is chic and balanced.
These are subtle symbols of taste and other ‘in-the-know’ people with recognise what you are wearing. No need for labels or logos.
Blow all you money on one or two items and then buy high-street for all your neutral basics.
Givenchy - Birds Of Paradise Printed Poplin Shirt - £446.35
Givenchy - Birds Of Paradise Over T-Shirt - £408.59
Burberry Prorsum - Raffia Jacquard Trench Coat - £1995
Burberry Prorsum - Fringed Stitched Calfskin Lace-Ups - £550
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Christopher Kane - Multi Cable T-Shirt - £180
Christopher Kane - 'Systems' Print Swim Shorts - £310
Gant by Michael Bastian
Bastian's Brady Bunch-inspired Turtle or Hippo print is a fun must-have.