Outfit | Jonathan Simkhai And His Santiago Calatatrava Inspired Silhouettes

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jonathan simkhai top outfit

Wearing: Jonathan Simkhai Top (shop similar here, here, and here), Tibi Skirt (old, but find similar here and here), Stella McCartney Mules (alternatives here and here), Mango Earrings (buy similar here), and a Boyy Karl Bag

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A structural silhouette by Jonathan Simkhai inspired by the work of the architect Santiago Calatrava showcases his penchant for architectural silhouettes.

 

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Jonathan Simkhai’s 2016 fall collection must be one of my favorites ever and you can easily blame it on my own penchant for architectural silhouettes. Some of his futuristic garments in this collection are reminiscent of Calatrava’s spindly designs, like, for instance, this cold shoulder top from said collection with sleeves that seem like magically suspended.

I’ve been a Calatrava fan since back in my old days as an architecture student. The reason? Being not only an architect, but also a civil engineer and sculptor lets him get away with such jawdropping structures. The Lyon airport is one of my absolute favorite Calatrava buildings.

On a different note, while some think that you should only invest in high quality basics, I think investing in tops or skirts in unique designs like this one is no waste of money. This is actual fashion history and no matter how good Zara can copy, nothing it produces can even come close to garments like this one. That being said, sometimes the high street produces pretty awesome basics, so I think when investing in something, it all comes to a case-by-case basis.

So what do you think? Would you rather invest in basics or in unique designer pieces?

Wishing you all a great Saturday. x

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