Hello everyone! As many of you know, I went on hiatus to have top surgery, and I'm now well enough to start blogging again! Thanks for all the well wishes while I was away. The procedure went smoothly and I'm still sore and healing but I love my new chest so far. According to my dad and Ru, I woke up from surgery with a complete personality change. I started chatting it up with all the nurses, asking them lots of questions about their children and partners and where they are from. Since my voice was still raspy I sounded like a verklempt Jewish grandmother. Needless to say, I'm very happy and relieved to be rid of those tumors. That's my word for them, anyway.
While I was recovering I watched a lot of fashion shows. I found it relaxing and it kept me much more zen than my usual routine of scrolling through Tumblr and Pinterest for inspiration. Watching shows gives you a new look at the outfits — you get to see the way they move on the models from more angles.
You also get to watch the progression of the collection as the models introduce each piece. You frame your conception of each piece around what came before it and see it as the part of a whole.
So I thought the first thing I'd do when I got back would be to show you my favorite collections from Spring/Summer 2015:
AMI ALEXANDRE MATTIUSSI MENSWEAR SPRING SUMMER 2015 PARIS:
It probably comes as no surprise that I'd be attracted to a collection based off of high school style based on my preppy school boy aesthetic. AMI Alexandre Mattiussi plays a fantastic homage to high school fashion with clothes for every major clique throughout history: "Preppy," "rebel," ""jock," "class clown," and "most popular boy in school." One of my favorite elements is the sweatshirt wrapped around the waist. So casual and practical, yet adds so much shape.
CALVIN KLEIN MENSWEAR SPRING SUMMER 2015 MILLAN:
What I enjoy most about this Calvin Klein show is the way pops of bright color are introduced throughout the sequence to offset an all-beige collection. The colors peaks in in ways you might not have thought; a yellow under coat peaking around the edges of the outer beige layer, or a shiny orange undershirt creating shapes under a beige tee.
MOSCHINO MENSWEAR SPRING SUMMER 2015:
Moschino is a definitely a risk-taker, splashing together brand names on a pop-art collection. From an artistic perspective I love what they did with all those logos - from a fashion perspective I would absolutely grab one of these pieces to work into my outfit for an appropriate event!
Hope you enjoy these shows and whatever inspiration they bring you! It's great to be back.
As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.