“For me giving up is way harder than trying.”
– Kanye West
I used to be really averse to the colour brown, I felt like wearing it was too much paired with my skin colour. But with the recent rise in popularity of all things neutral, brown has become a shade I am trying to become more comfortable with and incorporate into my wardrobe. It is a great all seasons shade (though particularly suited to Autumn/Fall and Winter) and can be quite sultry, rich and broody when styled correctly.
Someone who I feel styles the colour brown particularly well is Kanye West, with his ‘Yeezy’ fashion line mastering layering neutrals and the use of brown on especially on people of darker skin tones like myself. This shoot was inspired by his lines, which strongly feature his now trademark combination of baggy casual appearing pieces layered with fitted garments. He has re-invented high fashion in a way never seen before and whilst some might feel his pieces are akin to things one would wear at home, I absolutely love the manner with which he makes simple pieces appear luxe whilst remaining practical and comfortable.
Photography: Mohan Menon
Editing and Styling: Prasanthi Purusothaman
Dress: MISSGUIDED here
Shoes: Simmi Shoes similar here
Jacket: stolen from one of my best friends, Jess Wells (ha! thanks Jess Wess)