January 28, 2008
39944 fashion156wordissue1

I’ve been an avid fan of Fashion156 for longer than I recall and over the years it’s simply grown from strength to strength, exhibiting the best of British design talent and the cream of the International crop too. Extensive and informative editorial dealing with a broad range of topics from beauty to apparel makes for much great reading, note also, one Susie Bubble does the news in her unique and thoroughly engaging manner. So first, off, props to all at Fashion156 for an exciting and refreshing online venture!

Anywhat, the inspiration for this post was their latest issue – the Word Issue – which features models in smart and serious wear as Fashion156 address the geek-chic aesthetic. I must admit I find the labelling of a particular style as ‘geeky’, ‘nerdy’ ‘swot-esque’ or any other adjective pertaining to smarts, as just that bit lazy and I vow to avoid doing so at all costs. Don’t you feel it’s somewhat stereotypical or simplistic, to write off all cardigans and thick-rimmed glasses as ‘geeky’?

However, I do appreciate that one has to effectively and efficiently describe the theme and the content within so perhaps they couldn’t help themselves. Now, forget I said anything and feast your eyes on these which more than redeem any generalisation committed.

18959 fashion156wordissue2

625d6 fashion156wordissue3

c138f fashion156wordissue4

58c9a fashion156wordissue5

Also, be sure to check out their competition which could fetch you some fantastic fashion reading material. See here for more details.

Images from Fashion156

  • riz January 29, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    (GRIN) – “Don’t you feel it’s somewhat stereotypical or simplistic, to write off all cardigans and thick-rimmed glasses as ‘geeky’?”Hmmm, I know, let’s philosophize about it… 🙂

  • susie_bubble January 30, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for bigging up F156! Guy did a fantastic job with this issue!

  • Dustcakeboy January 31, 2008 at 7:21 am

    riz: Let’s! Although I’m sure any trollop theory I developed would be surpassed by your wit and wisdom.gentleman’s style: Glad you like it. Please do come often, you’re v. welcome./DCB.

  • MR style January 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    those pics are fantastic !! love the text on the pictures !! like i said for ysl ads with kate moss, it creates a interestin effect

  • Thomas February 1, 2008 at 6:15 am

    How have I missed this? I think there’s a glitch in the Google logarithm when it comes to fashion.