Photos Lefteris Siarapis
Styling Sofia Tsakiri
Words Eleni Papaioannou
Red, white and blue are the true colors of ultimate fashion statements that draw inspiration from the greats.
If you think playing a game of “tricolore” on your outfit is an easy deal, just remember all those times you browsed at street style looks that simply got it wrong. So, if you are planning to create the hottest trend of the season, color blocking with bold palettes, make sure you got your facts right and your balance even better. Before trying it on for a night out filled with fun and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva cocktails, a little bit of studying the art of the great Dutch painter Piet Mondrian will certainly pay off. You see, he is probably the artist with the most enduring influence in fashion. Do you remember the Mondrian collection by Yves Saint Laurent? Change it into male terms and you got a great sense of what to do:
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· Choose the boldest of the three colors as your “base”. A red pair of trousers works miracles, but if you try to imagine the color on your blazer, you can see the danger signs lighting up in front of you straight away.
· It’s pure math, really. As simple as one, two, three. Since bold red has become your base, the second loudest color can adorn your blazer. Well, a bit of geometry, as well. The larger the area covered, the bolder the color, etc.
· And this leaves us with plain old white being the color of your smallest item, the shirt. Of course you can play around with color mixing and matching, but if, say, you decide to wear a white pair of trousers, what will you be left with? A red blazer and a blue shirt? No, we didn’t think so, either.
THE DRINK,”THE CYCLIST”
50ml Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
10ml Mavrodaphne Wine
3 dashes Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
garnish with laurel leaves & an olive
OUTFIT, WHERE TO BUY
Cotton & Elastane Blazer Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, T-Shirt Made With Organic Cotton, Cotton Chino Trousers “Addison Chino Str” And Canvas Sneakers, All By Tommy Hilfiger, Available At Tommy Hilfiger / Golden Hall & Sarkk, Tommy Hilfiger
Glasses “Magnum” Type 8-1961 By Hally & Son, Available At Bairavision.
Automatic Stainless Steel Self-Winding Watch With Grey Rubber Strap From the Collection Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph” By IWC, Available At http://www.iwc.com/en/retail/.