Just getting ready to enjoy the weekend and the weather is looks great here in Milan. Here’s just an overview of my party outfit essentials for summer time and ways I like to dress up my favourite signature leather jacket with the most minimal details can make all the difference. If you feel like ditching your tailored jacket for an alternative staple for easy weekend wears go with a less structured look that feels relaxed and comfortable on the go during Milan fashion week Men. It can work wonders and create a whole new look even with the most basic casual separates that you match with a signature item is all you need to complete an outfit. My outfit choice was ideal to attend the IH NOM UT NIT Paris Spring Summer 2020 Show with special guest Artist Performance from US Rapper Saint JHN for an intimate secret gig at Shambala in Milan. It was a great pleasure to attend the preview of the new collection by Creative Director Chaz Jourdan and be part of this special event. It was so worth it traveling all the way from London just to be here and experience Fashion Week in Milan.
Styling Credits: Leather Biker Jacket; Iceberg Italy, White cotton buttoned oxford shirt; Polo Ralph Lauren, Slim Necktie; Primark Man, White skinny chino’s; United Colours of Benetton , Totebag; Iceberg Italy
Ciao Milano Fashion Week! I have missed this city, the morning espresso’s and cappuccinos, the fresh pasta, the Prosecco and Milanese vibe! I haven’t been to Milan since last 2 years and I was so thrilled to be back for MFW and checking out my favourite stores and restaurants.
The first day was all about classic summer staples and denim
The second day was all about mixing smart casual and classic statement pieces
Being a pleasant Sunday afternoon the beginning of early June I was feeling inspired by preppy vibes as my weekend off duty look for today. I decided to put together a semi formal look incorporating light weight denim paired with basic casual separates such as a T-shirt for a relaxed smart casual outfit and tailored denim jacket. During the summer it’s one of my favourite signature pinstripe blazers as my go to statement piece which looks effortless in any case to dress up my outfit.
I quite like how this trend re-invents the classic denim workwear look is very versatile and understated which goes with anything. I love it because it’s not your standard conventional denim; it’s denim with a twist.
The denim tailored jacket trend is fairly new, exciting and unbeknownst to me it happens to be popular on Savile Row London among reputable tailoring houses apparently so. Evidently, I do think this look is very dandy indeed and who doesn’t love to experience the feeling and craftsmanship of a luxury handmade bespoke suit.When it comes to tailoring usually the garments jacket comes with shoulder pads and lined for a neat finish.
But, to my astonishment my denim blazer is somewhat unstructured with no padding or lining inside the tailored jacket. Like me, you’re probably wondering where does this trend originate from throughout fashion history where the assumption denim as work wear has it’s association with popular culture in movies and music influences from the nineteen fifties to eighties. Ralph Lauren’s Spring Summer 2015 collection as seen above is a unique example pictured as a full 2 piece denim suit styled with shirt, necktie and casual trainers for a relaxed look.
Even more so, we often think of denim is certainly strong and practical as workwear that it fits nicely into our mainstay style staples in our closet season to season and the canvas of the cloth surprisingly comes in different weights. From experience it can be laundered with care at low temperatures such as a cold wash so be wary to allow room for shrinkage just in case.
My jacket I purchased from Ralph Lauren is made in a light weight canvas through the shoulders and chest centre front so the way it feels when worn is less structured compared to wearing a jacket with shoulder pads put in. In my opinion it depends on the look you are going for in terms of style unless going for a more formal look then it’s best to have pads in the jacket. Shoulder pads or no shoulder pad’s I think it can make all the difference in terms of what feels most comfortable and down to personal preference. It would be interesting to find out in future the difference of how the structure of this garment differs in comparison to how it’s made.
It’s so great to be back at London Fashion Week again to view the new seasons collections for ready to wear womenswear as one of my favourite British Designers Henry Holland of The House of Holland debuts his Autumn Winter 19 collection ‘Global Citizen’ on the runway. There’s always a great buzz surrounding his shows including the people watching and the who’s who of the fashion world come together to support Henry an amazing British talent which we are so lucky to see his work every shown each season during LFW.
On another note I could not decide what to wear today prior to show day and when I was informed there would be an after party later in the evening it was a wise decision to wear something more fancy for the occasion as you do. For launch event’s there’s that saying as you can never be too overdressed but in which case always make sure it’s practical, but still understated. I think less is more to make a style statement that will make an impression so you exude confidence when attending an event like London Fashion Week.
The show itself was an evening time slot so it made sense to go out readily dressed in semi formal wear which looks great in any case. I knew I made the right decision as normally some people make 2 changes of clothes in between shows and events depending on your schedule it can be quite hectic at times. Trust me I know from experience. My style generally has a monochrome colour palate but that’s just me I guess and sometimes I do like to switch it up a bit and experiment with different colours and textures. Other than that it really depends on my mood and how I feel on a day like today.
Credits: Tuxedo Style Blazer; Zara Man, Slim fit Shirt; Topman, Skinny Neck Tie; Primark Man, Chino Trousers; United Colours of Benneton, Shoe’s; H & M Man, Double Breated Peacoat; Abercrombie & Fitch
Photography: Nadia Rashid
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