When it comes to fashion, we believe individuality is key. Creating and maturing a personal sense of style is a lengthy process that usually starts in your teens and carries one until your way into your 30s or even 40s. As we go through it, we are influenced by multiple sources: friends, family and peers but also other creative areas complementary to fashion, such as art, music, design, architecture and of course, cinema.
While all of them pitch in, music and movies are definitely the influences that most strongly resonate with us here at Wrong Weather. As such, we though about putting together a list of the movies that were most influential to us fashion-wise, and not necessarily because they focus on the subject. Our team is quite eclectic when it comes to personal styles, so there will be something for everyone as we build this series week after week.
We took into consideration the fact that like us, many of you are stuck at home, so most of the titles on this list are available on subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon or HBO, meaning you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home. So, without further ado, here are this week’s suggestions:
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968)
While its 1999 remake may be the one you’re most familiar with, the original Thomas Crown Affair also had a star-filled cast with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, which earned it two Academy Awards nominations. Portraying a seek-thrilling billionaire with a penchant for stealing priceless artworks, McQueen’s presentation is spot-on throughout the movie and the many façades of its character. From perfectly tailored three-piece suits in navy pinstripe, charcoal or glenn plaid, to harrington jackets on top of fitted knits, or short swimwear with an orange shirt, every look is simply flawless. The movie was yet another opportunity to cement McQueen’s fashion icon status.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017)
Luca Guadagnino’s masterpiece was highly acclaimed by the critics and quickly become a fan favourite, due to the outstanding love story between Elio and Oliver during the Summer of 1983. Besides the revered performances and storytelling, the film also showcases some of the best Summer fashion since The Talented Mr. Ripley. From double denim fits, to loose oxfords and short shorts combos or the brilliant use of stripes, the leading duo portrays some of the freshest looks around. A lesson how look effortlessly cool and sophisticated during the warmer months ahead.