Welcoming This New Coat to My Closet

Welcoming This New Coat to My Closet

Ciao from Rome where I'm still trying to get into my sartorial groove and, unsurprisingly, ended up in black and white again. Today, the weather was a bit cooler prompting me to pull something brand spanking new from my closet: this striped Acne coat

I find these blurry images look kind of cool, BUT if they're messing with your vision, tell me!

I find these blurry images look kind of cool, BUT if they're messing with your vision, tell me!

In some of the earlier phases I have passed through with taking a more sustainable approach to fashion, I might have not bought this coat. Yes, Acne tries to take a responsible approach to production, including a collaboration with the Fair Wear Foundation, and I very much respect any brand that takes accountability for the ethics of its manufacturing practices. But the material is a blended fabric, made up of linen (yay), viscose (not so great), and polyester (which I really try to stay away from if I don't need it- as in for yoga pants or winter gear). So I probably would have walked away from it, a little broken-hearted, but happy to have stuck to my principles.

But the more I have thought about it, the more I have come to realize that maintaining a sustainable relationship with fashion shouldn't feel like a sacrifice. If I love something, if I know I'm going to wear it and take care of it and enjoy it for a long time, I buy it and I celebrate having something beautiful that I love in my closet. 

And nothing is more beautiful than a wide stripe coupled with a thin stripe in my favorite color combination- black and white (well, in this case, off-white). I'll be wearing this forever. 

Going...

Going...

And coming...

And coming...

I'm wearing an Acne coat (you can find the same one here); shoes are Manolo Blahnik; jeans are vintage Levis from What Goes Around Comes Around (do not, and I repeat, do not enter if you are in a rush between meetings, you will get sucked in and end up being late and in debt- don't say I didn't tell you); top is a vintage velvet peplum-style blouse from Etsy

 

Photos: Sherif Farag

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