Louis Philippe de Gagoue & Personal Style
Since I'm bowing out of Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping-related activities, I'm dedicating myself instead to digging deeper into the question of what constitutes really good personal style.
Personal style inspiration can come by way of many things. But in our click-here, buy-it-now culture, it can feel like the only way to get style inspiration is to end up feeling compelled buy it. Which is why I get so excited when I come across someone wearing an outfit that can't be easily bought or replicated. When you hold aside what we buy, what really makes us stylish? And if you can't buy it, how can you hone it?
Enter Louis Philippe de Gagoue, a stylist and personal shopper based in Morocco, who offers a case study in the essence of personal style. Of his approach to getting dressed, he has said:
Concerning my aesthetic let’s say that I am quite eclectic as a person and I don’t set barriers for myself and fashion. I don’t like the way fashion is segmented and stereotyped (Black Fashion, Asian fashion, US Fashion …). My very own philosophy is to break barriers down and blend all of those cultures in one outfit.
I'm struck by his individuality, the sense of fluidity in his outfits, and the feeling of playfulness and authenticity that emanates from these looks.