Up at a godawful hour to shave, slick, dress etc. before heading to a cousin’s signing-herself-away (read: wedding) which is to be held in a castle of some sort so the extra time is required to make some kind of coherent decision on appropriate attire.
Just briefly before I go to battle I thought I’d enquire as to whether anyone’s any more the wiser regarding the below-pictured fellow? From the little I’ve extracted from the modest features scattered across teh interweb, Charles Guislain is a 16(?) year old French garcon with a passion for Romain Kremer and a fondness for Hedi-era Dior Homme/Margiela androgyny. Diane of ASVOF has taken quite the shine to this fresh-faced show-goer who has set his sights on no less than elite academy CSM for training in the art once he’s done with school. Despite not finding his style that groundbreaking/impressive, it’s undoubtedly very much his own.
^ A somewhat edgier gender-bending chic. Love the dramatic lapel that looks as though it could perhaps double-up as a murder weapon.
^ The Jeanne d’Arc haircut is both French-inspired and fashion-forward. Not entirely in love with the polka-dot cape (CdG? anyone know…?) but asymmetry never fails.
^ Divulging thoughts on Paris menswear to Diane of ASVOF.
^ With the ‘Dam/Mykro Mag troupe and working booties better than Jean-Paul Paula.
^ Deconstructed and kimono-inspired. ‘Nuff said.
^ Am admiring the black-on-black while overlooking the too-tired second-skin jeans.
Still, though, do you recall having the cash to burn on Rick Owens, Margiela and YSL when you were in your mid-teens?