They Mix & It Works
“Fashion is the same as architecture: it is a matter of proportions” says the most recognised French fashion designer, Coco Chanel. But his words do not really hit the nail on the head when it comes to British fashion.
Unarguably, we all have acclaimed Brits for their individual sense of style. They have always been famed for their different approaches to the Fashion world. But is that what makes their style so eclectic? Certainly, there is more to it.
“British fashion is self-confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage” is what British designer Alexander McQueen claims. And this is precisely how I feel about British Street Style Fashion.
Never looking too polished is what really makes Brits’ style so unique. So it is not to say that they like matching clothes perfectly, but one thing is for sure, they mix patterns and it works. With their “thrown-on” choices of clothes, they demonstrate how matching simple things, results in an impeccable outfit.
The perfect example of the British, effortless look is Kate Moss.
Born and raised in the heart of Britain, she perfectly exemplifies the Londoners’ fashion sense layered, edgy, but stylish. She was the one who started the famous waif look and launched the combination of skinny jeans with flats. Her out-of-duty look is what illustrates the classic utterly-effortless British style.
“I think that British girls have a very eclectic and unique style”, Nicole Richie says and it sounds fair to me. So arguing that Brits are not good at taking the catwalk trends and putting them in the daily outfit is the same as trying to build snowman in hell. Their style is eccentric and there is nothing wrong with that.
Unlike the odds that their look can be described as “not-yet-rolled-out-of-bed”, I believe they should be praised for putting together unexpected textures and making them completely wearable. As for me all of that describes what fashion is about: being creative, feeling comfortable in what you wear and being brave to find your own style.
Lyubomira Ivanova (Lulu)
Photographer: Lyubomira Ivanova (Lulu)