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Sex & Low Beach
A barbershop, a quintessentially masculine institution from the days of yore, was an apt place to stage the Commonwealth Utilities S/S 2010 show. While the past two collections have bordered on too sexy for some tastes, designer Anthony Keegan toned things down by presenting an array of suits and sportswear that, just like a barbershop, were “classic.” The extremely well-tailored shorts and seersucker suits called to mind a Brooks Brothers aesthetic for the modern man, while the pairing of sweatpants with formal blazers (a trend that has popped up in a number of menswear shows this season) broke the rules in an intriguing way. What really made the show stand out, though, was the work of Richard Christiansen, the brand’s marketing director and organizer of the presentation. A show where models spring up from barber’s chairs and throw off their capes to reveal impeccably designed outfits is truly unforgettable, and what transformed Keegan’s work from a line of clothing into a clever work of art. Like a good barber, classic wardrobe items will always make those who wear them feel confident. Style tip for the Columbia student: an outfit need not be outrageous to be fashionable, but a good fit is essential. Opt for well-tailored, timeless pieces over flashy clothes that could be “out” next season.
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