If you’ve been following the recent menswear fashion shows, you would know that the mastermind that is Raf Simons’ spring 2014 collection is all the rage and then some -with laudable reasons of course. Known for his faultless tailoring skills, Raf extended his bottomless inventiveness which resulted in a show that instantly put him as my number one favourite designer and brand. I have since come to comprehend that if/when Mr Simons brings out his toys to play, he brings the kind EVERYONE wants (or at least should want). My favourite so far, from this particular range showcased in Paris, are his “art pop” printed long-ass tees and tanks. This type of styling WILL be my uniform as soon as we bid adieu to these chilly seasons. I can’t possibly allege to have forecasted this direction but I do remember the fuzzy feeling I got when I saw one particular oversized number from his spring 2013 collection (a whole year ago) – reminiscent of a cubism-esque double face print. Out with showing off one’s waist belt all the darn time and hello to a new versatile silhouette which blotches out any sartorial barrier. It does not matter what your taste is, the new oversized tee does not discriminate much, unless of course if happen to be of a height anywhere below my armpit. Not to sound hateful, but it would be silly because this particular styling is likely to swallow you in. Going forward and aiming to commit to this stunningly beautiful “uniform” of mine and perhaps on a less “hectic” level, I shall be looking to Cult Collective’s recently launched sophomore line of Tees and tanks. Heralded for their most remarkable of prints, the label’s inspiration is derived from cult iconographies from many bygone decades and current elements of cool. I’m talking derivatives from music, art fashion and non specific culture in general. Exceptionally expressive and masterfully cut in the most fine of shapes –falling comfortably below the waist, my desired style shall be achieved.
Ready and steady for the next spring season.