This is probably the most daring ensemble I have EVER come up with for fashion week. I could have restrained myself and simply worn this backless fencing vest from Ann Demeulemeester over a white button-down or underneath a coat. But after contemplating, I realized it's sexy or NEVER. Why not?
To achieve this look, I literally killed myself at the gym weeks prior to Paris Fashion Week to ensure the eyesore rolls were out of sight. Eating right played a significant role as well in keeping my body trim. Pairing the vest with a pair of traditional Japanese hakama came organically into my mind. The obvious contrast between the two pieces makes this look all the more interesting. The vest exhibits my voyeuristic side while the hakama reflects my conservative self. Indeed, it was the perfect combination with the right amount of sex and style. In the end, I was quite happy with the outcome!
Top - Ann Demeulemeester fencing vest / Bottom - Japanese traditional hakama pants
Accessories - Rigards sunnies / Footwear - Guidi back-zip boots
Photos by Cedric Cid