Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate plainness. I don’t mean banality but a certain aesthetic minimalism, and not the arch and ascetic minimalism of graphic lines and stark palettes, but the less alienating minimalism that celebrates no-fuss effortlessness. A kind of elegant ordinariness, if that makes any sense whatsoever.
Freelance stylist and fashion director of Vogue Japan, George Cortina, understands exactly how to be remarkable in being unremarkable. Former fashion editor of L’Uomo Vogue and contributor to a slew of mags from V to NYT Style, Cortina pushes the boat out with the day-job but keeps things clean as regards personal style.
An obvious proponent of the Thom Browne ankle-show, Cortina mixes cropped trouers with statement tailoring (double-breasted jackets and fitted shirts) and operates on the basis of essentiality when it comes to accessories; that means shades, monkstraps and smokes, evidently.
Also, he’s bezzies with Anna Dello Russo…
See more of Cortina’s styling work here and here.
Images from The Sartorialist and Chanel After Coco