Paris Haute Couture: Artistic projects take centre stage for winter 2019/2020
Haute Couture isn’t only about extravagance – sometimes it’s also about a quest for meaning. At Dior, Maria-Grazia Chiuri takes inspiration from Austrian-American architect Bernard Rudofsky. Meanwhile, Clara Daguin, a young designer invited to participate in the official Haute Couture selection, offers up an interactive, digital vision of luxury. And fashion historian Olivier Saillard reveals the latest installment of his Moda Povera project with a show comprised exclusively of men’s shirts.
Despite the bleakness that winter can sometimes exude, there are so many things that people love about the coldest season of the year. Snowflakes, being with the family by the fireplace, cozy up with a loved one – these are just some of the reasons why there are people who are endeared to winter. For some, though, they love this season because once again, they’ll be able to pull out those winter clothes from their closet.
For men who are into fashion, they also carefully choose the outfits they wear whenever they step out into the cold and in the snow. If you’re a guy who wants to look stylish even during the snowy season, here are tips you can follow to avoid committing winter fashion faux pas:
Don’t replace the classic winter hat – There are enterprising hat makers that can engage a terrible fashion crime of creating novelty hats that look atrocious. The major priority when getting a winter hat is functionality. You’re wearing one primarily for protecting your head from extreme cold and not to make your head a showcase for silly-looking headpieces. Stick to classic winter hats like fedoras, ski caps, bowlers, and newsboy hats.
Leather up – Battling the elements like snow can be best done by wearing clothes with synthetic fibers. And wearing a leather jacket is a no-brainer. What’s great about leather is it has the two essential Fs: fashionable and functional. If your budget allows you to purchase only one or two leather jackets, choose black for its color so it can be paired with anything you wear inside.
Wear your vest – During winter, you can wear your best by wearing your jacket. These sleeveless pieces not only add extra protection against the cold but can also be an excellent additional fashion piece to your overall getup.
Wear a scarf – A scarf is another piece that can both protect you from the cold as well as provide an excellent accent to your attire. The neck is one of the foremost areas in our body that releases heat. Containing that heat with a scarf can help keep your body warmer. Of course, you have to learn how to tie your scarf correctly.
Boots to boot – Your getup for your trek in winter wonderland won’t be complete without a pair of boots. Don’t make the mistake of wearing those UGG boots, lest you elicit second long but awkward glances. There are plenty of couples out there that can make you look all dressed up and with somewhere to go.