It’s uncanny to think that 2 years have gone by since I started Beyond Fabric solely as a means to express my opinion on a variety of subjects. For those of you who don’t know by now, the blog exceeded my expectations in every possible way, allowing me to change my line of work from civil engineering to fashion, my underlying passion. I can’t be grateful enough by everything it’s granted me so far and none of it would be possible without all of you who follow and support my work.
As such, to celebrate and show my gratitude, I’m hosting Beyond Fabric’s first giveaway ever. The winner will receive two exclusive Beyond Fabric x Add-On accessories: a rope bracelet and a nautical inspired pocket square. These unique items are handmade in Portugal and the perfect addition for a Summery wardrobe.
The winner will be selected randomly and announced on August 15th. All you need to enter is:
Inspired by the brilliantly quirky genius of Truman Capote, his unique sense of style and rakish posture, photographer Matt Barnes pays his homage to the writer through a series of outstanding pictures. Named “Summer Crossings - A Truman Capote Fashion Story” the editorial depicts Capote in his dapper early years, perfectly capturing his elegant poise and passion for beautiful surroundings…
The ever shifting fashion world is one that draws inspiration from everything around it: art, culture, design, media, past, present or even future. As Sir Paul Smith so eloquently put it: “Inspiration can be found everywhere, if you can’t look again”. Work, mountain, navy and armywear, all have experienced trend bursts and become not only subjects for themed collections but also menswear staples in their own right. However, few have been so hyped as camouflage in recent seasons.
Although camo and military inspired garments have paved their way into street style and designer stores in the past (generally in a tasteless fashion), its recent resurgence on runways and high-end labels has turned this stealthy pattern into one of the most coveted and current around. Even if not solely responsible for it, I have to hand it over to the Woost God for elevating camo to new standards through his unique use of variations on the theme: never has camouflage experienced such love as now.
While at Pitti, one needed only take a look around to feel a part of an exquisitely dapper war game where everyone, if not everything, sported the motif: even resting area tents were made of camouflage canvas. And judging by both AW12 and SS13 collections, the truth is, love it or hate it, camo is here to stay…