The unfinished looking edges of the clothes alongside the ballet flats certainly got me. It's definitely relaxed and the presence of a few things rendered in sheer fabrics make it even more appealing on my behalf. I always have this note to self though: when I feel that I have the proper body for some of the sluttier pickings in men's fashion then I'd certainly give it a go with no reservations but for the mean time, it's a very big NO. From the the recent slur of shows, I have my eyes gleaming over that sheer suit number Francisco Van Benthum issued on the runway just a few days ago. En tout cas, no matter how much I worship the gospel of sheer fashions, I inevitably have to draw the line unless I want to scare people. I guess at the end of it all, there is just no possibility of me depriving myself of food just to be able to get into the fashions but I'd always like to think there could be otherwise. Moving back to the unfinished edges on some of the pieces, there comes that beautiful synthesis of sharp tailoring with something a bit undone. Somehow, the skinny boy proportions do remind me a lot of Malik Zidi in Ozon's Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes meets preppy school boy on holiday with a bit of feminisation by means of a Bardot-like aura though subdued. D'ailleurs, the one thing to look after every collection by Sjaak Hullekes is that it is always detail driven. It's a must that you touch and instigate the clothes further at the racks to see what is invisible to the eye from these images up on the internet. I guess on my behalf as a blogger, that is clearly one thing that I am not entitled to as I'm stuck in poor Manille where the retail scene and the buzz over new names in fashion isn't so healthy. Well, maybe in 10 or 20 years, there might be hope but for now, I'm bound to love the relaxed yet snug fitting effect of his trousers together with the kind of unnatural shoe for men (as they do look like ballet flats for women but nonetheless a shoe I'd love to try on myself) and that black sheer shirt with frayed edges.
To view entire collection, you may check it out here.