Saturday, 13 September 2014

Mr. Joggernauts

I'd like to squash the statement made by Mr. Lagerfeld who said
"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.".

Duuuude, seriously... what are you? Living in the 70s? Coz whatever he was saying is wrong! Yup, an utter lie. If you look at the fashion scene these days, sweatpants are no longer the normcore thing that's being associated with just what you wear upon lounging at the couch at home. Nope, not anymore. It's entering mainstream, believe it or not, especially the cuffed version. Whether you look at the high-end labels like Bottega Veneta, Alexander Wang or Paul Smith, or turn your head to the streetwear scene galore like those sporting Undefeated, Stussy, Publish or Clothsurgeon - the joggers aka sweatpants are making a huge statement as of late.

Reason being is - it's easy - yes, that's it. As in easy to slip on without the need to worry about wearing belt. Just put it on, and you're ready to go. Easy to move around coz the fabrics are not too restrictive unlike jeans. And hey, it's very much sporty too. So, who doesn't like sweatpants? (I own quite a number, actually!).

So, to Mr Lagerfeld; allow me to rephrase your statement:
"Sweatpants are a sign of victory. You are actually in full control of your life, that's why you bought some sweatpants." 

hSome joggers in the BigFat wardrobe...h

Anyway, these are some of the designers who did the joggers for this and upcoming seasons. Proving sweatpants truly going upmarket!

Bottega Veneta FW'2014 h

Alexander Wang FW'2014 h

Michael Kors FW'2014 h

Paul Smith FW'2014 h

Neil Barrett FW'2014 h

Neil Barrett SS'2015 h

Bottega Veneta SS'2015 h

Ovadia & Sons SS'2015 h

Robert Geller SS'2015 h
[pix from style.com]

Mixing Beasts is a War

Previously I was quite tempted to mix the animal prints in one pairing: the python-print tee with the leopard-print sneakers at one go. But it turned out that those beasts are from different families. Well, duh, obviously - it's the mammals and the reptiles - and they're not to be mingled in whatever situations. In zoo, out of zoo, or even in one outfit - it's gonna be disaster. There'll be war of the beasts, definitely. Yikes!

But, guess which designer used to do it too. Know who it is? It's Roberto Cavalli for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Uh oh... could this be a faux pas?

Monday, 8 September 2014

Going Green: One Bag. Many Uses.

If you understand the concept of 'going green', one of it is by having an item but with many kind of uses. One example is my drawstring bag - not too big, not too small, it can be used in various manners. Whether to carry the typical office supplies like laptop, tablet and the stationery for some casual feel. Or, fill it with the photography stuff like DSLR, the flashlight and the tripod when the outdoor creative mood kick in. Or even as a sack for a lightweight quick weekend getaway with some clothes and daily necessities without fuss. 

All can be done with just the same sack. Isn't that what green is all about? And yes, so as the color...!