This is the moment where the age old “Is it a bird, is it a plane” question could rightfully be posed. Are culottes pants? Are they a skirt? Are they a portable tent that you can use to hide from people in certain situations? I think I’d go with d) – all of the above. A petite frame like mine could hardly ever pull off an item twice my size yet the impeccable detailing combined with precise cuts and stitches make this possible.
Volume upped to the MAX unapologetically demands the attention of the eye. It requires the surroundings to be turned down. I paired these incredible cool-ottes with a simple rollneck and an assortment of silver jewelry. The deep navy shade on top allows for a break from the visual party that’s happening on the bottom. I even skipped socks or shoes, at least around the apartment, to enjoy the creative noise of my outfit to the fullest.
These culottes are from a Singaporean brand Max.Tan* and the following paragraph (taken from their website) perfectly encapsulates the essence of their garments:
“Serious but never severe, minimal but never simple, fragile but never weak.
Experiments with quirk cuts and expanding on extremely simple ideas. Maximizing on minimalistic ideas, the pieces evoke a serene universe nuanced with a rebellious spirit. Masculinity and femininity are both crafted into each collection. Infused with a touch of contemporary art, the garments play with volume, modified shapes and use oversized, undersized deconstruction, reconstruction and transformation.
These factors form the underlying DNA of MAX.TAN. The label advocates an alternative and quiet fashion lifestyle; a free spirit who dresses to please no one but herself.”
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