Cool as a Londoner
Talking about London style would require an encyclopedia.
The British capital is such a jumble of cultures that it is the cradle of endless stylistic expressions.
From Saville Row with its flawless suits to Carnaby Street punk rock, we will focus on the avant-garde, nonconformist, slightly gender fluid fashion of East London that is commonly referred to as “urban style”.
Here numerous subcultures are mixed and blend various musical and artistic movements.
The result is a vaguely anarchic but sophisticated style, which favors straight lines, a little à la Mick Jagger, skinny jeans or flared ribbed jeans, leather jackets and the color black.
All mixed with some vintage military garments found at Portobello market and checked fabrics, a little punk and a little Scottish.
Layering is a distinctly London art, made necessary by the unpredictable climate, so the t-shirt is often teamed with an open shirt and a biker jacket, or a slim blazer, preferably in velvet.
What about the shoes? Beatle boots or slim lace-ups, ankle boots (as the timeless Dr Martens’ ones) or sneakers with a retro flavor.