The Fall/Winter 2015 Collections seemed to come and go in a flash. In actuality, an entire month and many different cities were involved as the many beautiful offerings for next year’s colder seasons were presented to the masses. Overall, I can say that without a doubt I liked what I saw. I can easily get on board with the trends that seem to be forming for FW 2015 – the goth girl, the boho girl, the sweetly prim girl, and the minimalist fabric-swathed girl – but my favourite look of all was the eccentric girl.
I tend to turn to my favourite fictional characters, celebrities, or street style blogs to help me piece together and understand ‘a look’ wholly. The eccentric girl is an expertly mixed cocktail of interesting and eclectic personas:
- 1 part endearing ingénue
- 1 part artistic bohemian
- 1 part bourgy scholar, with impeccable vintage tastes
The Eccentric has cultivated tastes, maybe a touch of pretension, and doesn’t shy away from mixing it up. All in all, a combination of intriguing characteristics, and impeccable style.
The first show that presented this look and completely convinced me of its sartorial merits was Gucci’s FW15 collection. The style first reminded me of a Wes Anderson character, but as the show went on more eccentric ‘types’ were displayed. The looks were whimsical, soft, and creative – all played out through the use of an interesting array of fabric choices, from sheers and floral silks to furs and knits. A smörgåsbord of chic delights. For more proof of this quirky style just take a look at the Prada, Miu Miu and Maison Margiela runway collections.
You’ll probably have the most fun scouring local vintage shops for quirky floral, pleated, and lace pieces to put this look together, but lots of contemporary options are available as well.
Talula, Falkner Blouse, $55.00
Zara, Jacquard Mini Skirt, $49.90
Wilfred, Chimère Camisole, $60.00
Jeffrey Campbell, Bouvier Patent Leather Loafer, $186.28
American Apparel, Pleated Skirt, $27.00
Header Image: style.com/Gucci