One of my favorite things about fall and winter is the fact that I can wear black almost every day and no one can say anything about it. Over the past few years, I have made a conscious decision to color-code my wardrobe as part of my organizational obsession and I've migrated the black section of clothes to the very front, which takes up more than half of my closet (s).
There is a dashing array of designers such as: Junya Watanabe, Mason Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Camilla Skovgaard, Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang, amongst others that are playing into this new wave of style. They may not act as an irreplaceable patina in todays world, but they have created something that is valuable on its own, something that I like to refer to as the "AG Movement"; AG short for avant-garde. This is a movement in fashion that will surely shape the history of our time and add a new sense of vulnerability for our innovative technology-enthused culture. One that simply cannot afford a piece created by the mastermind, that is Margiela, you could simply opt for Wang as a sharp alternative.
Due to their grunge behavior, I feel only obligated to show my allegiance to their movement by wearing somewhat of a uniform this fall to include nothing short of: black, leather, asymmetrical hems, interesting necklines and a complex sensuality. This edgy AG Movement is the perfect combination of old world utilitarian with new world attitude.
I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.