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Helmut Lang SS2001 / @rarebooksparis

Helmut Lang SS2002 

Maison Margiela Haute Couture AW2019 / @pernilleteisbaek

Helmut Lang SS2000

Acne Studios SS2020

Stella Tenant for Chanel SS1997 by Karl Lagerfeld

Ostrich fans, Palais Galliera collections / @mirenarzalluz

Giedre Dukauskaite at Givenchy Haute Couture AW2019 

 

Trendspotting lots of plumage details at SS2020 and Haute Couture AW2019 collections, which made me research some of my old favorites from the archives. Also there are plenty from Ann Demeulemeester, which I left out from the photos.

 

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Marni AW2018 / voguerunway.com

Balenciaga AW2018 / voguerunway.com

Trendspotting balaclavas for AW2018. I’m very excited every time for practical trends and could definitely imagine myself in head-to-toe brown with that Marni knit on. Besides Marni and Balenciaga, balaclavas were also seen at Calvin Klein, Gucci, Chanel and Preen, just to mention a few.

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Here is a proof that I’m living in these Chanel pants. I’m trying to build a wardrobe with pieces like these, clothes that I’m truly attached to and that I see myself wearing even after 10 years. Like the coat above, I bought it years ago and I’ll keep wearing it many years to come.

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Past years in Paris have really shaped my wardrobe philosophy and I’ve been thinking a lot how to balance sustainable values and the love for fashion. This is a discussion I could go on and on for hours, but in summary; you can admire things without owning them, that’s the beauty of it. Use fashion as a reference or source of inspiration.

I have very small selection of clothes in my closet (moving between Helsinki and Paris might have affected to this plus sharing a studio with my boyfriend). However, nothing beats a fully functional wardrobe and if I really feel like needing something new, I will sell something else before. Everything is being used and maintaining them right will make them last for many years to come. Love your own clothes, not the ones in the store.

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Jacket Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere

Trousers Chanel

PARIS TIPS – Fashion archives combined with sustainable form of shopping and recyckling results in an obsession for vintage stores. I wanted to share my favourite depot-vente boutiques in Paris, where I can wander for hours feeling the fabrics and admiring the details. From the smallest ones you can find some real treasures and negotiate good deals. If you’re not in Paris, Vestiaire Collective is another good option to escape the current fashion world for a while.

Depot – Vente Deluxe  is my absolute favourite, tiny boutique with very good and well curated selection. Here I found my Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere wool jacket with the signature round shape and very low price. 2 Bis Rue du Roi de Sicile, 4ème arrondissement

La Boutique de Cara has a selection for a slightly older clientele but best option if you are hunting for well fitted trousers or timeless silk blouses. 80 Rue de Turenne, 3ème arrondissement

Lily Rose Luxury holds the best vintage bags, here you can find everything from Louis Vuitton trunks to Birkins and gorgeus limited edition Chanels. They also know the true value of these bags and prices may go even higher than the original ones. 40 Rue Dauphine, 6ème arrondissement

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Chanel Resort 2017 – Vogue.com

TRENDSPOTTING – That neckline is soon everywere, thanks to Demna Gvasalia. Love the layering and contrasts here. And how amazing was the setting of the show in Cuba! Well as always with Chanel.