After watching a recent interview with The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine (in which she rocked a Christopher Kane two set) I knew that I too, needed a man-repelling two-set. To inspire my look, I looked to Christopher Kane’s spring 2014 runway. Of all the baggy floral ensembles Kane featured, the two-set in look 7 was my personal favorite. The high neck and boxy fit of the model’s two-set make it appear as if the garments are one piece.
For my own look, I decided to take inspiration from Kane’s boxy two-sets, florals and refined texture. With these characteristics in mind, I used them as a general creative guide to inspire my personal look. This adidas two-set caught my eye primarily because of its scarf-like print. Like Kane’s look, this scarf’s print could easily pass for a refined texture. The boxy fit of the top works because it covers the waistband of the shorts, skimming the hips and making the two-set appear uniform.
The shorts are short enough to keep the look feminine, yet long enough to exist separately from the top. For accessories, I chose refined yet modern pieces that added new textures—texture being an important component of Kane’s runway. On the runway, diverse texture is evident in the form of three-dimensional flowers, cozy jumpers and sheer lace. To upgrade my look from the realm of mainstream street wear, I opted for a bamboo handle purse, which coordinates with the print of the two-set.
For even more texture, I sported a jade necklace and woven fedora. These two accessories coordinate with the exotic streetwear vibe of the look. For a breath of fresh air, I wore my favorite white Superga flatforms. These flatforms give the eye a break from the bright colors and instantly coordinate with the hip-hop connotations of the look. Because these flatforms are not Nike dunks, however, they still remain on the same easy feminine level that the rest of the look exudes.