If you’re feeling an unprecedented urge to wear monochrome this season and cover up, we are with you.
For our latest #SauceShoots, our friends in Wellington, New Zealand have created a fashion story with looks that are almost immune to the voracious trend cycles, and at the same time, these looks will hopefully feed your need for that rare aesthetic and modest fashion.
A maximalist take on a minimalist wardrobe with a nod to modest fashion, is how we describe it.
As Vogue.com pointed out in an article recently, “Modest clothing—often, but not always, worn for reasons of faith—has lately become a focal point within the fashion industry.
Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden, a Somalian refugee, walked the runways of New York and Milan this past January; and Orthodox Jewish, Brooklyn-based labels such as Mimu Maxi and The Frock NYC have long been catering to a long-sleeved, maxi dress–donning clientele.”
Modest dressing in indeed a tricky topic, at times, but founder of Modist, Ghizlan Guenez explained it eloquently in an interview with Forbes, “This is really not about advocating modesty, but advocating choice. And if you want to wear your mini skirt and it makes you feel good to show your legs, then you should do that. And if you want to cover, equally you should do that.
It is your choice on how you want to dress and how you want to express yourself and your personality. And that's what I say is empowering.”
OTSU, Ohuton Jacket | COMPANY OF STRANGERS, 4 eva dress | MASAMI, Arty Pant | MEADOWLARK, Hexagon stud | BATA BULLETS, High Top
BY APPOINTMENT, Rider cap | COMPANY OF STRANGERS, 4 ever shirt | SAMUEL MARK CLYMA, Royce Bag| MASAMI, Arty Pant
HERRIOT, Big Collar Shirt | JASON LINGARD, Mortal Coat | HERRIOT, Pull Pant | BATA BULLETS, High Top
JASON LINGARD, Eon Kilt & Clone bomber | DARNER, Socks | SHOES, STYLIST’S OWN
LELA JACOBS, Worker Shirt & Skirt | DARNER, Mesh Socks | SHOES, Stylist own
ALL FROM SERVICE DEPOT IN WELLINGTON