Monday, October 05, 2015


Ode to Simplicity- Minimalism is the hottest NOW

Minimalism style is not a fad or trend, it always brings the pithiest interpretation for fashion through the low-key classic.

What is this minimalism thing

It’s quite simple: to be a minimalist you must live with less than 100 things, you can’t own a car or a home or a television, you can’t have a career, you must live in exotic hard-to-pronounce places all over the world, you must start a blog and you can’t have children.
   OK, I’m joking—obviously. Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom-freedom from fear, freedom from worry, freedom from overwhelm, freedom from guilt, freedom from depression and freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.
   In the visual arts and music, minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements. In the eyes of designers, neat lines and low-key colors such as black, white, gray and camel are the aim of minimalism. It embodies sense and connotation.

Get rid of all needless details

Minimalism style doesn’t have any showy accessories, even the zippers and buttons. All the small accessories are hidden very well. It is just like normcore style, there are only great fabrics, immaculate tailoring, and interesting proportions.
   Minimalism is opposed to the aristocratic and complicated traditional design style of luxury brand. It creates a simple fashion, high functional ready-to-wear design concept with the purpose of French Romantic style. So just get rid of all needless details and be a minimalist. Remember that simple is the best.

Three representative minimalist fashion brands

There are many designers who advocate minimalism. The top three fashion brands are Jil Sander, Chole and oak+fort. Jil Sander is the earliest originator of minimalist style. Her works has amazing shock power- perfect tailoring with accurate proportion and fetching colors. It reflects the temperament of modern woman vividly. Jil Sander is well known as curling pants, featherlike coat and light jacket.
   Floral pattern veil, gentle streamline, classic A-line dress and stereo clipping method of stiff cloth, layered skirt and fluffy like a trumpet shaped shoulder line. These are the representatives of Chole. It highlights the elegance of modern woman.
   Oak+fort is a new fashion brand. Since their inception in 2010, Oak+fort has curated collections that reflect their design philosophies. A belief that fashion should be uncomplicated and thoughtfully designed. We are not distracted or fettered by trends, and will continue to provide attainable luxury to like-minded individuals. There are no bright colors, only low-key classic colors on oak+fort.

Where to shop for minimalism style in Toronto

There are many places in Toronto that every fashionista should make a point of checking out. The top 1 place that I suggest is Queen Street West. It is a main east west street of Toronto. This street is filled with all kinds of fashionable boutiques, exotic cafes and cool tattoo shops.
   The top 2 place that I recommend is Holt Renfrew that is located on Bloor Street including the Yorkville Area. There are many luxurious brands including the minimalism style such as Chole and Jil Sander that I mentioned before.
   The top 3 place is Eaton Center. It is home to over 175 brand name stores, restaurants and entertainment. Oak+fort is also recently opened on the second floor of Eaton Center. There are also some other minimalist brands such as Aritiza and Club Monaco. It is such a good place that is worth to visit.

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