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Disturbance

Bang, bang, whirr, slam, thump, thump.

We’re three weeks into a home renovation project that still has a few more weeks to go. And I’m so grateful for all the noise, clunking, dust and strangers tromping through the house. Not because I love the disturbances, but because I’m keeping my sights on the end result. When we moved into ‘this old house’ over a decade ago, we thought we’d redo everything within 5 years, max. The list was long, but how hard could it be?! Well, we were naive about everything, but especially how much time it would take and how many other things took priority over renovating (roof, windows, insulation, exterior, baby, dog, cars, vacation, jobs, etc.) We’re getting closer to having it fixed up, but we’re not there yet.

Having the house in a state of destruction got me thinking about disturbances in fashion. Many designers do collections that are pleasing, balanced and perfect, but I’m also intrigued by the slightly off-kilter collections that show jarring lines, odd cut-outs, wayward colors, and fabric that’s been damaged, torn or pieced-together. There’s a lot to be said for errant design. It can be innovative, quirky, unexpected and modern.

Here are some favorite disturbances from the Fall 2014 runway:

Bottega Veneta Fall 2014 (style.com)

Wes Gordon Fall 2014 (style.com)

Belstaff Fall 2014 (style.com)

Celine Fall 2014 (style.com)

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 (style.com)

Peter Som Fall 2014 (style.com)

When we shake things up, we end up on a new path. We don’t always know how it will end, but we know it will be different. Disturbances push us, test us, and interrupt the peace. Hopefully, in the end, we’re able to construct a better way.

x Laura

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Menswear Fall 2011: A Colorful Winter

The Men’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week just wrapped up Milan last week and continues its walk down the runway in Paris this week. In Milan, we got a look at the menswear collections from D&G, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bottega Veneta, Pringle of Scotland, Giorgio Armani, Burburry Prorsum, Etro and Costume National to name a few. Some of the highlighted details from those collections include:

  • skinny ties (especially at D&G)
  • richly-hued suits in browns, dark greens and grays
  • shearling coats and bombers
  • bright pops of color
  • sharp-lined overcoats

GQ.com pulled over 200 looks from Milan week for their Editor’ Picks and I whittled it down further from there.

D&G (GQ.com)

Dsquared (GQ.com)

Z Zenga (GQ.com)

Bottega Veneta (GQ.com)

Costume National (GQ.com)

Pringle of Scotland (GQ.com)

We’ll see what the shows in Paris have to add to the overall look of Men’s Fall 2011, but for now it looks to be a colorful winter ahead.