Extreme layering is hot
December 27, 2010 Leave a comment
Extreme Layering involves the thrill of an outdoor sport or activity, such as a post-Christmas hike with family and dogs, combined with the satisfaction of enough clothing to melt an ice sculpture.
The fact that very little matches is beside the point. The object is to keep as warm as toast from the tip of your nose down to your toes. And if this means looking as if you’re wearing every piece of clothing you own, together with the entire contents of your accessory drawer, so be it.
You will even be slightly on the fringes of one of the more extreme catwalk fashion looks for this winter – The Nomad; that is if you count reactionaries such as Bernhard Willhelm, Wunderkind and Martin Margiela among your stylistic lodestars. Even the more conventional can take comfort – and a fashion cue – from the fact John Galliano, Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood and Kenzo all paid tribute to the nomad dress code in their collections.
Nomadic style is best approached with a sense of eccentricity and a carefree spirit. It is all about a mix of long skirts and longer cardigans, big knits and even bigger coats or ponchos, thick socks and ultra-long sock-boots and faux fur to cover up every extremity. Trust me, it’s hot!