INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
PFW SS18 STREET STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 6 October 2017
That’s it, folks – the SS18 womenswear shows have finally come to an end in Paris. If you thought that the guests in attendance had already worn their best gear earlier on in the season, then think again, cos The City of Light played host to some seriously well-dressed guys. Have a look at the street stylers that ended Paris Fashion Week on a fly note…
This guy’s look is expertly tied together by the varying shades of red which permeate his ’fit. Up top, he pairs a simple knitted jumper in a rich burgundy colour with the most AW17-ready jacket – a 90s-flavoured puffer in a striking tartan print for added punk vibes. Down low, he’s rocking a pair of stone trews and Off-White x Nike Blazers – notice that iconic fluorescent-pink tag. Well plaid, sir.
While many of us are still grappling with the prospect of ditching our skinny jeans, this fella’s fully on board with the wide-leg trousers movement. He knows his patched khaki pair will draw a lot of attention, so he’s made the wise decision to go understated with the rest of his ensemble. And you can’t go wrong with a football-print Gosha Rubchinskiy T-shirt, boxy black jacket and clean creps.
In the last year or so, chunky-soled trainers have been propelled into popularity (cheers, Raf). Currently, the most sought-after silhouette is Demna Gvasalia’s highly visionary Balençiaga Triple S – and here’s your memo on how to style them, if you’ve got enough green to cop a pair. This guy knows that a graphic-print T-shirt, slate-grey slacks and a cross-body bag are all the accompaniments that these unconventional kicks need.
One look at this fella’s outfit and images of Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas come to mind. He’s wearing oversized oval-shaped glasses (presently popular with the stylish lot), and even has the borderline-garish shirt to go with them. On his bottom half, some sturdy white jeans offset the fluidity of his shirt, while his robust midnight-navy coat ensures that his getup looks appropriate for autumn.
Every so often, streetwear styles and upmarket pieces collide to create incredible outfits like this one. The most noticeable element of this guy's look is his retro-inspired, seriously vibrant J.W. Anderson half-zip, proving that he’s definitely got AW17 dressing down to a tee. To round it all off, he teams his top with a khaki trench coat, light-wash straight-leg jeans and fresh Gosha Rubchinskiy Reeboks. Oh, and extra props for that wavy Palace cap.