Day: April 2, 2021

Ahoy there! How to wear the new nautical trend | Priya Elan

By Priya Elan

In a boat shoe and Breton top, you’ll look like either the epitome of springtime style, or an extra in The Pirates Of Penzance

Classic menswear looks tend to have had their sociopolitical undertones smoothed out over the years. Take the Breton top: it was originally a staple of French utilitarian workwear, but it was then co-opted by irony merchants like Andy Warhol, complicated geniuses like Picasso and antiheroes like James Dean. Today, it is about as mass as an item can get, but it still has a flicker of edge for the “dads on the weekend” set.

If the Breton top is still cool, despite overexposure, the boat shoe (which I’m also wearing today) is definitely not. It is, however, omnipresent. With its canvas sole and leather laces, it falls somewhere between a toy shoe and something you’d find in the goodie bag at the Tory party conference.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/02/ahoy-there-how-to-wear-the-new-nautical-trend

      

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Rise of 'granfluencers': viral stars model grandson's punk styles

By Priya Elan Deputy fashion editor

Marie-Louise and René Glémarec, 86 and 87, caused storm at Paris fashion week in gender-neutral clothes

Last month Jane Fonda set the internet ablaze with her Harper’s Bazaar cover in a sequined body-con Ralph Lauren dress, Dolly Parton inspired a cold-shoulder fashion trend with her vaccination video, and Joan Collins’s Instagram has been instructional on how to do lockdown in fabulous style.

The latest “granfluencers” are Marie-Louise and René Glémarec, 86 and 87 respectively, who went viral after appearing at the last physical Paris fashion week dressed in the punk-inspired, gender-neutral clothes made by their grandson Florentin Glémarec for his label EGONlab, which he runs with partner Kévin Nompeix.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/02/rise-of-granfluencers-viral-stars-model-grandsons-punk-styles

      

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From surreal black dresses to mouse ears: this week’s fashion trends

By Guardian Staff

What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week

The SBD (surreal black dress) Good-weird gowns have been the red carpet hit of 2021. See Beyoncé in Schiaparelli at the Grammys and Emma Corrin in Miu Miu at the Golden Globes.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/02/from-surreal-black-dresses-to-mouse-ears-this-weeks-fashion-trends

      

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