As we trundle soberly towards mid-January it’s easy to feel a bit over the high street. Same old tired looking clearances and (at first glance) nothing but a sea of humbug monochrome stripes on the ‘New In’ rails.
Here’s a few ways to starve off boredom until February…
Embrace Men’s Fashion Week
Sibling, McQueen and Christopher Shannon were highlights. Feel inspired by JW Anderson’s frills for boys, Agi & Sam’s bright car coats or the buzz around Shawn Samson. Tommy Ton snapping outside the shows always gives us some creative fodder aka HOTTIES to gawk at too.
Check out the Pre-Fall shows
Shrunken trousers, trapeze coats, pony skin, monochrome, tailored jumpsuits, new layering, mono graffiti prints, THE SHOES.
Take a look at the transition towards Autumn/Winter and get excited about thigh high boots before you’ve even dug out your sandals. See Acne, Givenchy, Proenza and Wang for reference.
New stores in the pipeline
This year sees the opening of J Crew on Regent Street, Tom Ford on Sloane Square and H&M’s new intellectual fashion label ‘& Other Stories’ also on Regent Street. If your taking a trip to town, you’ll shortly be spoiled for it-labels whatever your budget.
Look beyond fashion
I can’t believe I just wrote that BUT semi-fashion pursuits can be fun, too.
Skip the sales dregs and visit the Bowie exhibition at the V&A or embrace the start of the awards season by watching nominated BAFTA flicks. Seen Life of Pi? Try Wild Bill, Amour or Headhunters for escapism beyond the shops.
Well, for a few days at least.