It is so refreshing to see designers like Stella Ishii from 6397 leave behind the glitz and glamor of mixing prints, sparkly sequins, embroidered details and build a collection based on comfort and minimalism. Her resort 2015 show combined everyday pieces like white T-shirts, jeans, casual bottoms and a monochromatic palette. It is a relaxed take on what can be a really fast-paced, crazy environment at fashion week. This collection speaks to all women who, despite their hectic lifestyles, count on round the clock ensembles. Moreover, it captures the essence of a college Fashionista—a girl who wants to find a balance between comfortable and put together pieces for study sessions, classes and football games.
In this collection, Ishii showed her new vision for the baggy jean. It is a spin on the boyfriend jean with a straight-leg hem that she named “The Carpenter.” Also, these carpenter jeans go perfectly with silky camisoles that bring some daintiness to a boyish look. One can pull off this kind of outfit effortlessly with booties and a handbag for a casual, yet trendy, take. One could even put on some strappy heels and a printed clutch for a night on the town.
I ditched the silk and went for my go-to fabric—cotton. I tried to balance the tomboy aspect with little details to make it more me. With the cotton T-shirt, I made a knot to avoid bagginess on top and on bottom. I chose boyfriend jeans instead of the new improved carpenter jean. However, you can choose any style of denim you like and it doesn’t have to be baggy. Whatever you feel comfortable with, that’s the style you can pull off and wear running errands or taking a final. As a third clothing piece, I took inspiration from the breezy light coats and sweatshirts and put on my favorite hoodie. I love the way the whole ensemble makes me feel and look so effortless and comfortable. As a final touch, add your favorite booties and handbag for a cool and laid back effect.