One of my all-time favorite upscale fashion designers is Aron Rose. He had some of his work featured in New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this year. He combines modern lines and textures with simplicity. He is a third generation fashion entrepreneur and has been exposed to high fashion and art his entire life, which is why he can put together pieces seemingly effortlessly. These four outfits best portray his love for the simpler things and the way in which he adds a modern flare to add interest.
The thing about high fashion is that everything is exaggerated, so finding something simpler to wear can often be difficult — and finding it for a reasonable price can be nearly impossible! But with the right research, you can find outfits that are similar and still have the same feel as what was originally intended.
A much simpler version of the first outfit shown above can be seen here. The purpose of this outfit is to use line and movement in a simple way while still having an over-the-top look to it. I would merge the skirt and top into a dress with the same feel and add a hooded cape to make it perfect for fall/winter business attire. The shoes you could vary to change up the entire aspect of the outfit, making it vintage, modern, etc.
The second outfit is very exaggerated. The outfit displayed here simplifies it but still keeps the original style. It combines rhythm with texture (shown by the peplum top and bracelets). The way I interpreted this idea was business casual. The shoes represent the original metallic design, and the pants represent the casual “relaxed” feel that was intended.
The third outfit uses simple colors in its design and has somewhat of a more masculine feel, unlike the others. The camel-colored pea-coat best depicts the above style because of the similarities. The black pencil skirt keeps the sleek look of the outfit while adding a darker bottom color for more contrast. The scarf combines the two colors around the neck, which evens out the huge contrast. Adding a different touch to the shoes is also optional. Pointed toed shoes add a dramatic effect while flats have a more casual feel.
The last outfit is all about length. As you can see, the trench coat is very long, but to tie that into common street attire can be really difficult, if not impossible. You just can’t find extremely long trench coats unless they’re really pricey. So, to create the elongated feel, you can wear pants the same color as the coat; in this case, black. Also, the original design incorporates fur, so wearing a faux fur scarf or collar would be the best option. The shoes for this I would keep the same style. In this picture they are black toms, but you can wear any simple black shoe. The gray bag is added for the rhythm and texture the designer intended.