Wes Anderson's eye for beauty is undeniable. It could be easily said that he could go for many careers in his life from set designer, fashion designer, interior decorator to illustrator. He inspired a number of fashion brands' fall collections this year from Gucci, Etro to Bally. Somehow his sense of color combination, amazing mixture of vintage clothing and contemporary luxury in his movies makes him a perfect modern muse for the creatives in fashion industry.
To refresh my memory of how Wes Anderson's plays with style, I rewatched "The Royal Tenenbaums" and " Darjeeling Limited" and I completely fell in love again. The director's attention to details is legendary. However, particularly the portrait of New York-based family of Tenenbaums is a visual delight for every fashion lover. While I was watching it, I wanted to find an answer to the question why this year we have seen the references to this movie in so many collections. I feel that fashion more and more is about luxury of comfort more than sophistication and glamour. The Tenenbaums are perfect example of melange of high and low fashion styles, the characters know how fashion works and they have so much fun with it, without even knowing.
Margot Tenenbaum is a perfect example of what modern style stands for. She can mix expensive fur with vintage loafers and classic "it"-bags and also at the same time be super comfortable in preppy Lacosta striped dress. It's never 100% perfect, 100% expensive or 100% glamorous. It is always interesting, very personal, with the "I don't even care what I am wearing" attitude and looks great.
Richie Tenenbaum is such a modern gent. I know that not many of the men I know would pull off a terry headband with a polo shirt and a camel jacket and not look like taken straight from the 90's tennis court. (However, I can easily imagine it happening the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn). The fact is that men both in Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited have their own, unique sense of style, which is quite enviable.
Is it possible to steal some elements of the Tenenbaums' fashion style and made your fashion choices for fall and winter 2015/2016 more fun? I want to show you how to do it without feeling out of your fashion comfort zone.
|Inspiration Board - Wes Anderson|
Movies: The Royal Tenenbaums, Hotel Chevalier
Bar Luce, Milan, Italy - Cafe designed by Wes Anderson
|How to dress like Tenenbaums this Fall?|
Loafers; Fitflop - Headband; American Apparel - Polo Dress; Lacoste - Fur Coat; Shrimps
Zebras Pillow; Scalamandre - Slip Dress; Raey - Weekender Bag; S.T. Dupont
Printed Scarf, Faliero Sarti - Camel Handbag; Gucci
Modern style requires some vintage finds mixed with trendy new pieces and a vintage bag, like the one with bamboo holder from Gucci bought from a gold mine of vintage finds, Vestiaire Collective may start your adventure with history of fashion. Accessories are important for Tenenbaums, bright colored scarf, a headband for the brave, and of course amazing travel bag (The legendary weekender bag from S.T.Dupont speaks for itself.) will make your style stands out without too much drama.
I have been a big fan of color faux coats of the British brand Shrimps (I think Margot would love them) They infused street style fashion influences into a bourgeois concept of fur, by adding some fun colors and stripes and it worked magic! (They are on sale now!).
Modern girl loves her loafers and if they have a unisex feel and are comfortable, yet stylish, even better! I love Margot's style also because of dresses she has on the screen. Mostly two of them stayed in my memory: very sporty Lacoste polo shirt dress and super minimal slip dress. In particular, when you mix those two with heavy cardigans or fur coats, you are definitely on the right track of figuring out the boho look of autumn 2015.
Oh, movies! They inspired my personal style all the time. How about you? Which movies had impact on your style?