The Philophiles : A 'new' trend?

Discussion in 'Trend Spotting' started by Poshytuffy, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Laritournelle

    Laritournelle New Member

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    I agree with you tuetre. Zara's line in perfect in many ways. It has quality and it's quite budget friendly so the few pieces I did get, I bought from Zara. :smile:
     
  2. tuetre

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    ^ I got quite a few things there recently, I was thrilled to see how nice their merchandise was (I usually like what they have but this season they did a terrific job of it :clap:)
     
  3. Fewormany

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    COS also has some great minimalistic and clean clothes, without them being boring :flower:.
     
  4. ChiStreetStyle

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    I know my fashion opinion is not as well developed as many of you, but I am so sick of people looking backwards to the 80s or 90s for style. It's tired and boring. I am so in love with clean lines and sharp tailoring - so I guess I am a Philophile also!
     
  5. saann

    saann I don't know

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    H&M seem to be on this as well, I've been seeing a ton of this there

    on another note - I keep reading this as 'the pedophiles' and it freaks me out just as much everytime:shock::ninja:
     
  6. disco54

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    Zara has great tops and coats but their pants lol are horrible and unflattering they need to fix that
     
  7. saann

    saann I don't know

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    from the new york times blog

     
  8. tuetre

    tuetre New Member

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    ^ :clap: Elegant efficiency is a great term for it. I think what's making this trend so popular is how un-intimidating and effortless it is - you can look elegant and chic without looking pompous, posh, contrived or boring, all common stereotypical images the word "elegant" often conjures.
     
  9. origamitea

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    i love minimalist pieces. i wish high street shops had things that were simpler and better cut. i'm not against scruffy or anything like that, but there's something about clean lines & simple colours that i love. jil sander, phoebe philo etc design stuff i love so much.
     
  10. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i think the reason it's so popular is that it is intended for GROWN women...
    and not girls...

    there are LOADS of things out there for teens and twenty-somethings...
    but when it comes to women in their mid-thirties and beyond...
    there is a serious hole in the market...

    many women cannot- and DO NOT - want to wear pants that hit on their hips and below...
    one of the best things to come out of this is that we are finally seeing waistbands inch up a bit further...
    and not in a cartoonish- acne/corset jeans sort of way...
    *too silly for words!!!...
    but in a very chic and elegant 70's bianca jagger kind of way...

    thank GAWD!..
    :lol:...

    these are the kinds of clothes you can wear to a college lecture or to a board meeting...
    they are more serious and still sexy...
    these are the kinds of clothes that women wore during the 70's sexual revolution-
    when women were standing up for their rights in the worklplace and in the bedroom...

    these are serious clothes...
    and incredibly fun as well...

    what's not to love...
     
  11. gimmethatbag

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    So totally true. Elegant efficiency. I'm trying to streamline my look to "elegant efficiency."
     
  12. ChristopherLeo

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    Well I'm gonna be honest I definitely got soaked in with the whole 80's revival. BUT I think it is a matter of age. At least for me it would be weird to see a 16 year old all covered up in a camel poncho (example), but it is definitely nice to see cleaner things. I've been trying them out myself and I got to be honest I feel so good wearing nice clothes. I leave the ripped jeans and oversized t shirts as a stay home/lazy day outfit. :P
     
  13. WilhelmF

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    the real question is... what would Phoebe do? :lol:
     
  14. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    it's still looking back though...
    to the 70's...

    :P
     
  15. tuetre

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    i like that ^
     

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