Who knows how many so-called fashion influencers would dress if no one paid them or there wasn’t a camera around? Others, however, are genuinely stylish with a lot to teach us about dressing with verve while also relishing the process. Case in point, three gentlemen captured at the men’s wear shows in Paris and Milan. Guy Trebay
Paris during Fashion Week was griddle hot, and yet Demilade Oyenekan, the editorial director of FGUK magazine, contrived to look cool, in both senses, at the Paul Smith show, dressed in sunshine yellow, awning-striped shorts and with a flower at his waist.
Balance is required when you have a coiffure as extravagant as that favored by the Parisian influencer Grégory Lieutenant. For the Dior Men show, he chose to dress with restraint in monochrome separates and one of the few clutch bags that does not make its wearer look absurd.
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The digital strategist Pelayo Díaz, who lives in Madrid, has a million followers on Instagram. Movie-star looks aside, it is easy to understand why. His dressing policy is based on contrasts, he said, as in the Saint Laurent blazer he wore to a Jordanluca show in Milan atop a skintight cropped tank that showed off his various inkings and a pair of trousers swiped from his father.
Highly Considered is a column about what makes a great look — the ingredients, the confidence and the subtle styling moves.