When American Vogue’s legendary stylist Grace Coddington mentioned during the documentary “The September Issue” a couple years back, on people’s obsession of sharp imagery, oppose to admiring something that might be slightly blurred, this is what I can comment on of the crop movement. It might not be my favourite style of pants, but crop pants have been a trend for quite a while.
A lot of these so called trends that fashionistas embrace have actually come from women’s wear. Even though gradually it eased its way into a dominating trend for males alike, it was more of a summer style. If I am not wrong, I think it was only recently that the crop pants have become a prominent feature in suiting, where fellow designers attempts to convince the general public, that cropping is sleek, and will be “it”.
For companies’ like H&M, their strength is not necessarily about quality, but more on range and the good thing is that there will always be something for everyone at that price range.
If you are a bit more conservative then you can select those grey pants, but if you seem to be more fun in dressing up than you might try the burgundy, with that vivacious orange trench.
I would probably choose neither, and opt for the more casual ankle length jeans.
Just to quickly sum up my three part outlook on H&M’s Autumn collection, is that none of these trends are actually new to us.
They are revivals of trends that our mothers, grandmothers, and so forth has sported, but tweaked to create an illusion of new.
Before purchasing anything, look at your own closet, see what you have, and then ask yourself what is necessary to pump up the volume.
- Michael Cheung -