Everyone is busy running around Men’s Fashion Week these days. I’m still right here in full jomo mode – living the simple life.
I got fed up from the Fashion Week madness already a few seasons ago. I decided to stop taking part in this colourful circus of self-exposers. Don’t get me wrong – I love fashion and also love to express myself with clothes. And sometimes I really like to pull an eccentric style. But it seems to me most of fashion week attendants these days are just there to show off how cool they are and how many cigarettes they can smoke in one day.
Fashion Weeks are not about the show experience anymore – they turned into a cock-measuring-event of superlatives. The fashion shows which should be the main act of the event have become the side plot. Instead it’s all about starlets and wannabe fashionistas and influencers. Recently it even seems the streetstyle photographers have become a new main act of this circus. The hungry photographer crowd is hunting in a huge squad these days for the last isolated really fashionable people showing up in this superficial blob.
The end of every fashion week’s battlefield leaves you wounded. The more sensitive among us get sick for some days afterwards or need a holiday… and if you are still able to walk straight out of it your finances probably won’t ;)
My heart will always beat for fashion but I think there has to be a new awakening. I feel we need to stop buying the latest fashion trend and more importantly stop trying to be cool so hard. It’s not making you any cooler to just stack up sportswear logos layers after layers. If you really love well done fashion, wear it and enjoy it for yourself. If anyone sees you in it – it’s fine, if not – it’s still fine. If you want to see the latest shows – it’s fine too. I also love to get inspired and see the designer’s visions, but you can do that from your couch in your favourite old sweatpants on platforms like Vogue’s show site.
Shirt: Calvin Klein Jeans – (from a sale rack – special thanks to Raf Simons, the greatest thing that ever happened to Calvin Klein after inventing logo-undies)
Jeans: J.W. Anderson (superlast season) – similar here
Sneakers: Novesta – (worn-out oldies but goodies)
Location: Lee County, Florida
Photography: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr
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