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Apr 11, 2023Liked by Leandra Medine Cohen

I personally like to dress more classic now but I DO think that this is a trend (the people I know who buy Khaite and the Row etc still shop a lot! It’s not like they’re just buying one piece a year) and I also think that the whole ‘quiet luxury’ thing gives brands an excuse to entertain an absurd mark up. Oftentimes the cut of a £1,000 pair of trousers is similar to a £200 one and all you’re paying for is status

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Really good point re ppl who buy quiet luxury like it is any other trend. Is also how you can distinguish (if you care to) people who genuinely dress like it vs those who are into the trend (nothing wrong w either !)

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Good this was so thoughtful and well-said. Will be interestingggggg to see what “counter” trend this sparks. Im here for all of it. 🍿

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I kept saying in my for myself it is all about “old-money” re-edited. Than you wrote it 💯

I must admit I struggle with the definition or its fashion contextualising of minimalism (and maximalism). Somehow minimalism is also possible to achieve with maximalism approaches and the inverse as well. “Synthethism” seems to me more aligned with the idea of essentialism and to the new quiet-luxury. But again as you so sensibly put it, what might be essential to one person might not be for another and freedom is indeed the ultimate luxury beyond any sound wave.

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Finally everyone is dressing like us Capricorns

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Lol!

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At a personal level, during Covid for better or worse i culled a lot of my louder pieces. A few I miss but I love looking at my closet now - sleek and streamlined. While my budget is more “quiet midrange” I’m happy with the boring quality pieces there and I add my strange with accessories. It’s hard to judge in the moment if this was always my preference and I just honed it down, but of course inevitably I’m channeling the zeitgeist as well.

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I get it. Next week I’m breaking down what makes a fringe jacket good. The next week I’m making a case for the sleeveless black turtleneck as the ultimate but most unlikely summer wardrobe hero of ELEGANCE

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Oh I’ve been the there. Deep brown sleeveless turtle (probably mock neck. Not sure) neck with ivory trousers and black sandals. It was my quiet luxury back then.

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Love the look Daniela

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Co sign

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I remember the trousers where straight wide leg of a heavy but flowy fabric. Not totally off white. And the brown a cannelée light knit. I think it can easily be break down with lighter fabrics. Calvin Klein or Jil Sander mood wave. Can you visualize?

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And Prada spring 96 🥰 https://pin.it/6iQ55h0 but make it more flowy for the trousers

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I’m there!!

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You KNOW I’m here for the sleeveless turtleneck. I think everyone looks HOTTT in a polo neck - because as Trinny said, “it creates a throne for your head” 👑👸

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All I know for sure is I put Loro Piana into my TRR alerts.

Interesting thoughts Leandra - I do think there’s an element of not trying too hard is the ultimate flex. Someone somewhere mentioned King Charles’ Barbour - another example is how the most powerful people I’ve crossed paths with - at least 3 cases - make a point of carrying a Nokia. Like I have no need to flex with a fancy phone and someone else handles my email traffic.

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Patiently waiting for Pheobica to return. Also, thanks for introducing us to Sylvie :)

Have a great day 🍓

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Ha love the nickname you gave her.

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Salt Water sandals arrived in a jiffy!

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I tend to go for edgy, post-apolcolyptic, with a touch of glam.....although my niece reads it as "an aging rock star"...I think how we perform gender and social status is very interesting to me, and tends to make it into my artwork....I will never be accused of dressing like the bad guy from an 80's film....where money status was always looked down upon....

There is something to be said for something small that's timeless and valuable, and I think that comes from things being so transient and disposable these days....

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