What Phoebe Philo calls "Contemporary Minimalism" consists in refined lines, neutral tones, comfortable garments, simplicity to its extreme. Whereas the world goes out of the Recession, these streamlined silhouettes could be a way to go back to basics. But Celine is not alone to adopt that chic simplicity: Giambattista Vali, Stella Mc Cartney, Dries Van Noten have also paved the way to a fashionwise minimalist winter. These collections convey a feeling of general anonymity, hinting that beauty and power come from the inside.
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Get Twee's look!
St Germain boots at Chaussures-clif.com (145€)
Posh Maxi Skirt at Topshop.com (45£)
Vintage velvet full length skirt by Ezzentric Topz Vintage.
High waisted leather shorts from Sandro, tee from Zadig et Voltaire Andre shoes
"Black and white association is always very minimalist chic, and according to me, leather fabric just exacerbates this. My shoes needed to be super high and black to tigh the whole thing together. I like the fact that the heels are in wood though, another little twist, making the general look unconventionnaly minimalist."
H&M top, Zara jeans and flats, vintage clutch
shirt from Agva, skirt from Zara, shoes from Uterque and Louis Vuitton handbag.
"Minimalism means simplicity and with the perfect cut the result is clean and impecable, that's why I love it!" Olga
The dress has a perfect minimalist vibe: neutral tones, clean cut, no print!
Get June's look!
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa 3 Straps Flat at 6pm.com (59.50$)
Mulberry Alexa bag at Mywardrobe.com (1150$)
Thrifted nude top, zara pants, zara tiny belt, DIY chain, bracelet, J ring (gift from friend), satchel bags (bought on ebay),Vivienne Westwood for Melissa 3 straps
Vivienne Westwood for Melissa 3 straps
"I love simple style, I'm bored with everything too 'over the top', so minimalism is like fresh air for me. I wear the same colors from head to toe to look minimalist. Like Francisco Costa said 'a minimalist wardrobe can help us to simplify our surroundings'." June
"Wearing two knotted L men's shirts with four DIY bangles. And what's more minimalistic that plain white tees?"
Massimo Dutti Top
Topshop pleated pants
SuShi satchel bag
"I love dressing in a minimalist way and add my own touch with the accessories. I think it's always good to have 90% minimal and 10% different!" Mireia
Feel the Piece Icon Tee at Singer22.com (88$)
Just Cavalli casual pants at Yoox.com (205$)
Get Mireia's look!
This is my take on the minimalist trend: simple silk top, high waisted black leggings and wedges!
Vintage top, American Apparel pants, Boohoo wedges
Cute and simple!
Tommy Hilfiger shoes, H&M jumpsuit and black leather Camaieu skirt
"I really like this trend because it's very easy to create and to wear and is also the style that is harder to go wrong with because you only wear the ESSENTIALS, so there's no risk of ruining the outfit with any excesses." Angy
STELLA MCCARTNEY Camel Cape at Mytheresa.com ($ 1.171,09)
Get Doina's look!
Alexander McQueen boots at Zapposcouture.com (1155$)
Leather shorts are vintage, blouse from Topshop, boots from Next and bag is Nicole Farhi
"I love the clean simple look of the minimalism look and a few key pieces like the shorts and boots keep it interesting."
Fashionable shops used in this feature
Thank you to all participants!
Twee: Ezzentric Topz
Camille: Camille Over The Rainbow
Nadège: Fashion Evolves
Michelle: Know it All Grrrl Vintage
June: June Paski
Ivania: Love Aesthetics
Mireia: My Daily Style
Slanelle: Slanelle Style
Linda: Street With Love
Angy: Angy's Tea Room
Doina: The Golden Diamonds
Giselle: Style of a Fashionista