Prints and minimalism don't often aline, yet when it comes to pinstripe there's just something that satisfies both ends of the spectrum. On the one hand, I value everything that encompasses minimalism. From the very fundamental principles rooted in cultural traditions of simplicity to the nature of architectural designs, to of course the fashions that are an interpretation of trend. Yet on the other hand, I simply cannot claim to be a minimalist through and through, why? because I love fashion - in all its material culture glory.
Forgive me for stepping on any toes, but to call yourself a minimalist yet lust after current trends is a total contradiction to me. Hence why I'd rather phrase myself as a conditional minimalist i.e I aspire to the values that underpin minimalism and I adore the trends inspired by the movement but I can't go past a bit of Gucci embroidery or a luxe silk scarf as an accessory. I've also come to a point where I've surpassed simply just desiring to dress in black, white, grey and denim - attempting little by little to incorporate a selective choice of colour into my daily life (both in my design projects and my daily outfits). More and more I find myself lingering to printed or embellished pieces, no matter what store or brand but I am yet to take the leap into a dramatic floral printed two piece. So here I am, incorporating the two components but in an unassuming way. A soft print as I like to call it in the form of pinstripe, with the right cut makes for a seemingly minimal outfit but with enough uniqueness to be quite "fashion" (for lack of a better term).