Design & Culture by Ed, as a blog, focuses on fashion – both in design and cultural terms. I’m fascinated with the way the fashion industry works, and I love observing how designers evolve their aesthetics and style. That’s why, I put emphasis on fashion show reports and various fashion features. My blog differs from others, because I’m not posting photos of my outfits on daily basis – I always consider this what’s happening in fashion world much more gripping! But there are exceptions! For Farfetch, the only on-line store, which gives you the experience of shopping high-fashion brands from most luxurious boutiques in the world, it’s a pleasure to open up with my personal style. Along an interview (which will tell you more about me and my love for fashion), and few of my favourite outfits, I will also present you my Farfetch wish-lists! Go for it, and scroll down!
How would you describe your style? My style is first of all about comfort – before I wear something, I need to be sure that I feel comfortable in a given piece! I love to call my style eclectic, mixing sporty with elegant, modern with vintage. My style isn’t categorised, because it’s all about me, and my current mood.
What is your wardrobe’s most seasonless item? I think it’s my dad’s beige, cashmere sweater by Loro Piana – it’s warm in the winter, and I take it with me for every summer vacation, as it’s a perfect choice for breezy, sea evenings.
When in doubt, what are your go-to pieces? What always looks good, and matches nearly every occasion, is a turtleneck worn with black pants. For summer, I’m sure my Birkenstocks will keep me comfortable the whole day – love to wear them with a bold t-shirt and shorts!
Who do you count as your style inspiration? Nick Wooster, and his great styling for everyday essentials; Marchetti Simone, he has this romantic, Italian spark for fashion; Haider Ackermann for his masterful layering skills.
How long have you been blogging? Is writing a blog influencing your style? I started my blog back in 2012, and throughout these four years, a lot has changed in fashion. So, naturally, writing a blog influences my style constantly. Even though I’m not a trend-victim, I believe we’re all somehow influenced by the way fashion tendencies change!
Who are your favourite designers / brands? Phoebe Philo… love the way she designs fashion for women, sadly she doesn’t do Céline for men! Again, Haider Ackermann, I consider his collection as rebellious and beautiful. Also, I have a soft point for Yohji Yamamoto’s sophistication and No21 Italian cool.
Have any must-haves on your radar for the upcoming, autumn-winter 2016 season? I’m looking forward to denim, denim and once more, denim. A denim jacket with embroideries is my dream of the season. Also, I’m into over-sized puffa jackets and exaggerated, big knits!
What do you enjoy most about being a blogger? Discovering new people, interacting with my very supportive readers both on my blog and on social media, and receiving all the interesting proposals! Collaborating – this is what I deeply love, being a fashion blogger.
In your opinion, what are the ‘fashion’ cities? I’ve got three. First, Paris. It’s all about chic and decadence, but also, Parisians are inspiring. They seem to get it always right, effortlessly. Then, it’s Berlin – I love this contemporary, quite edgy aesthetics that’s ruling there. Lastly, Milan is a ‘fashion’ city to me, because Italians love fashion, love shopping and love life!
Where do you enjoy shopping? Before travelling, I usually try to find all the hottest boutiques and concept stores in the city I’m heading to. So, most of my buys come from abroad! But this doesn’t mean I’m not buying anything back at home. I’ve got some of my favourite boutiques in Poland. And, of course, I’m buying on-line… also at home, on my sofa!
Why do you love Farfetch? For its unique concept. Combining more than 400 boutiques from around the world and put them all into one address? How genius is that? I appreciate Farfetch’ selection, too – from famous brands, like Givenchy, to more off-beat ones, like Gosha Rubchinskiy, there’s literally everything a fashion insider needs.
All items featured in today’s post can be found on Farfetch.com – the go-to fashion destination. Be sure to check out New In pieces & create wishlists of your own!