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The Framboise Silk Slip Dress by Marc Le Bihan

Understated, Timeless, Artisanal Fashion #ForModernHumans


Introducing The Framboise Silk Slip Dress by Marc Le Bihan from Paris – our top pick of the week!

Marc Le Bihan epitomises couture, tailoring, and exceptional design, embodying high-end artisanal quality. Indeed, his vision of nonchalant elegance is dedicated to niche fashion lovers. Specifically, free thinkers who are comfortable in their non-conformist style.

So, this dress exemplifies understated, timeless, seasonless, artisanal couture. While the colour makes a statement, the elegant design suits various occasions.

Discover The Framboise Silk Slip Dress by Marc Le Bihan


About the design
The design point is a sleek double-layered slip maxi dress made of pongè silk, a fabric known for its smooth and soft texture. Spaghetti shoulder straps, a draping front neckline and a v-cut along the back. Fluid straight line and a relaxed fit. Under knee length. Impeccable tailoring. Understated, timeless, seasonless, artisanal couture. Also, its creased effect makes this dress perfect for special occasions while offering a hint of nonchalant elegance for everyday wear.

The framboise silk slip dress by Marc le Bihan
The Framboise Silk Slip Dress by Marc Le Bihan


About the material
100% silk pongee. Silk pongee, often referred to simply as pongè, is a lightweight, plain-weave fabric made from silk fibres. It is known for its smooth texture and softness. Indeed, the hand is soft and slightly shiny. Also, its creased effect makes this dress extremely versatile.

About the colour
Framboise: a bold hue, making a statement of elegance.

Laundry
Dry clean. However, the designer recommends carefully hand washing in cold water with delicate soap. Add white vinegar to prevent colour loss.

Styling tips
The Framboise Silk Slip Dress by Marc Le Bihan is timeless and versatile. Evening look? Pair it with strappy leather heels and a tailored blazer. Also, layer it underneath The Double Silk Top for important occasions. But you can try a casual-chic daytime outfit, pairing it with The Kei Gardener Jacket and flat sandals. Or, reveal your nonchalant elegance with boots and a wool cardi when the weather gets cold.

How to purchase our selection:

Head over to our Instagram account to discover our shop (link in bio)!
Drop us an email or WhatsApp for orders or any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience in person or via video call.

International Shipping!
From Milano, our fashion selection #formodernhumans is available for international delivery.

Exclusive Fashion
🖤 Our selection intentionally offers limited pieces to ensure uniqueness and a sustainable approach 

Further details, size advice and prices via WhatsApp

● Please, contact us for size guidance before purchasing.

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The Damon Red Check Shirt

Iconic, Versatile, Timeless Shirts #ForModernHumans


Introducing The Damon Red Check Shirt by GoodNeighbors Shirts from Tokyo, Japan – our top pick of the week!

Born with the idea of “7 Days Shirt”, GoodNeighbors Shirts designs pieces you can wear comfortably in your everyday outfits. Indeed, the minimalist design infused with thoughtful details offers comfortable, stylish garments #formodernhumans.

A note on the men’s shirt: it is iconic, versatile and timeless. With a perfect fit and a unisex design, this shirt transcends traditional gender boundaries, making it a stylish choice for everyone.

Discover The Damon Red Check Shirt


About the design
Well-tailored regular collar unisex shirt featuring a new wide fit designed to allow air to flow through without picking up your body lines. One side slit pocket at right, one patch pocket at chest, asymmetric hemline. The A-line slightly widens towards the hem, plus the dropped shoulders provide extra comfort. The gingham check is woven with tightly twisted yarn, providing a cool, crisp feel and a smooth texture. This durable, long-lasting genderless garment combines comfort with resilience, ensuring it remains a wardrobe staple for years to come.

Te Damon Red Check Shirt by GoodNeighbors Shirts
The red Check Shirt by GoodNeighbors Shirts from Tokyo, Japan


About the material
The fabric is a soft and comfortable cotton reminiscent of hotel sheets. 
100% Cotton

About the colour
Red check: this checkered pattern adds boldness to your style, making it a focal point in your attire.

Laundry
Wash by hand. Easy care product.

Styling tips
The Damon Red Check Shirt is a classic that adds timeless appeal to your style. It can be paired with various bottoms, such as jeans, black trousers, or shorts, making it a versatile piece in your wardrobe. Try it with The Kei Gardener Pants for a casual chic style, or knot it over The drawstring Dress for a more feminine outfit.

How to purchase our selection:

Head over to our Instagram account to discover our shop (link in bio)!
Drop us an email or WhatsApp for orders or any further information. Also, you can book your private shopping experience in person or via video call.

International Shipping!
From Milano, our fashion selection #formodernhumans is available for international delivery.

Exclusive Fashion
🖤 Our selection intentionally offers limited pieces to ensure uniqueness and a sustainable approach 

Further details, size advice and prices via WhatsApp

● Please, contact us for size guidance before purchasing.

🛍 Treat yourself today! Get yours directly from the suite123 shop!

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The Link Between Freedom and Style

Expressing Identity Through Fashion


Style is a powerful means of expressing one’s freedom. Take, for instance, the latest phase of Jane Birkin’s style, meaning the Doillon phase, when she intentionally stopped being the sexy doll. Her effortless looks have become synonymous with women’s empowerment and liberation. Through her iconic fashion choices, she demonstrated how personal style can transcend societal norms and convey individuality and confidence. Whether a pair of oversized jeans or a mannish blazer, Birkin’s fashion sense speaks volumes about her unique identity and spirit.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – said Coco Chanel.

Through fashion and personal style, individuals can convey their unique identities, preferences, and emotions without the need for words. From the brands we buy – which, by doing so, we endorse and champion their values – to our consumption habits and preferences, the way we dress speaks volumes about us.

Style, self-expression and freedom


In fact, style functions as a form of self-expression and freedom. But how does this happen? Here are a few ways:

  1. Individuality: Style allows people to showcase their unique tastes and personalities. Choosing what to wear and how to wear, it reflects personal choices and independence from societal norms.

  2. Cultural Identity: Through clothing and accessories, individuals can celebrate their heritage and cultural backgrounds. Traditional garments and modern interpretations of cultural attire are both powerful expressions of cultural pride and freedom.

  3. Creative Expression: Fashion is an art form. Mixing and matching different pieces, experimenting with colours, patterns, and textures. But even DIY modifications of clothes are ways to unleash creativity and break free from conventional fashion rules.

  4. Mood and Emotion: What you wear can reflect or influence your mood. Bright colours might express joy or energy, while darker tones could reflect a more subdued or contemplative state. Style is a dynamic way to communicate feelings.

  5. Rebellion and Resistance: Throughout history, fashion has been used to challenge the status quo and make political statements. For example, during the 1960s and 1970s, the punk movement emerged as a rebellious counter-culture, with its fashion characterised by ripped clothing, safety pins, and provocative slogans. This style was a direct challenge to mainstream aesthetics and a form of resistance against social and political norms. Similarly, the black beret and leather jacket became symbols of the Black Panther Party, representing their fight for civil rights and social justice.

  6. Empowerment: Dressing in a way that makes one feel confident and comfortable is empowering. It’s a declaration of self-acceptance and confidence, free from the need to conform to others’ expectations. For instance, the 1980s saw the rise of power dressing among women, characterised by tailored suits with padded shoulders. Power dressing helped women assert their authority and competence in male-dominated environments, making a strong statement about gender equality and self-empowerment.

Style, the essence of fashion


In essence, style is a multifaceted tool of personal expression and a celebration of freedom. It allows individuals to showcase their individuality, celebrate cultural identity, unleash creativity, reflect moods and emotions, challenge societal norms, and feel empowered. Each choice in fashion tells a unique story, making personal style a powerful means of communication.

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The Digital Mirage: When Technology Distorts Reality

Navigating the Fine Line Between Innovation and Illusion


Technology is beautiful, but it often distorts reality. In fact, some advancements are gradually pulling us away from reality, increasing our desire for novelties and making us forget what’s truly real and meaningful. For example, consider NFTs, digital fashion, and digital influencers. None of these concepts have a physical presence, yet they’ve spread their influence across our society. 

But, in the era of digital mirage, can we distinguish between innovation and illusion? 

Technology vs reality: NFTs, digital fashion & digital personas

NFTs
An NFT, or “Non-Fungible Token,” is a digital artwork that can represent a wide range of subjects and sometimes costs millions of dollars. These tokens are bought and sold online, typically using cryptocurrency. Forbes reveals that “Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sold his first ever tweet as an NFT for more than $2.9 million.” This is $2.9 million for the equivalent of a screenshot of a Twitter page. For a while, there was a great buzz around NFTs, but these investments are now hitting a downfall because of the uncertainty of the cryptocurrency market. Maybe we are realising that we don’t need to invest in such non-essential items. 

Digital Fashion
Brands like Nike and Ralph Lauren are experimenting with digital fashion. For example, Ralph Lauren’s virtual store allows you to take tours of the different retail locations. This use of AI is beneficial for visualisation and brand development. During my fall semester at the University of South Carolina, retail students were asked to review an app where they created avatars and could buy digital fashion from brands like Prada. Then, the review asked further questions like: “How likely are you to buy digital fashion?” I answered no, as I could not understand the concept of purchasing digital fashion. We don’t need three-quarters of the physical items we buy, let alone digital ones.

Lil Miquela: digital personas to drive consumerism
Lil Miquela is a famous AI influencer on Instagram with 2.6 Million followers. She posts frequently and can be seen “traveling” to places like Coachella. Not only does she travel, but she discusses politics and collaborates with brands like BMW and Chanel. However, do not be fooled by these digital personas, as they are simply sophisticated marketing tools designed to get society to buy, buy, buy. 

Come back to earth


Despite technology bringing positive innovations, we are facing a digital mirage that distorts reality. Do not get too lost in technology; most of it is propaganda or more marketing schemes. Remember, the main driving force of the world is profit. Everything is for profit, and brands aim to control your lifestyle, turning consumers into mere robots of consumption. So avoid these superficial distractions and come back to reality. Return to the basics and make mindful purchases that align with your genuine needs.


✍️ Credit: Post written by Joelle Elliott, an American scholar pursuing studies in Fashion at Cattolica University in Milan; currently interning with suite123.

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 The Role of Fear in Contemporary Society

From Fast Fashion to Climate Change: Challenging the Norms For Meaningful Change


Addressing the role of fear in contemporary society is crucial if we want to make meaningful change. Fear resides at the core of our society, holding such influence over our lifestyles that change cannot occur. We are afraid to be the first ones to say something, always looking to others for direction instead of following our own path. Because most of the population supports fast fashion brands like Zara, H&M, or Shein, cultural acceptance is created, and the devastating impact of fast fashion becomes insignificant. 

Accepting the norms vs. making progress


Although we may have an idea of the harms of fast fashion, the widespread acceptance of brands like Zara, H&M and Shein makes us feel that our choices are justified. If others accept them, we can accept them too. So, this societal acceptance pushes us to continue supporting these brands. But how can change ever occur if this cycle continues? 

In fact, a new marketing technique in the fashion industry aims to make customers feel safe. However, we are not meant to feel safe; we are meant to be challenged and encouraged to ask questions. Indeed, this is the idea – brands like Zara do not want you to ask questions. They want you to be a robot or a follower so that they can increase their profits. 

But the right brands will help you find meaning and encourage individuality and change. This is our mission.

Questioning authority: power, knowledge and profit


Power does not always correlate with knowledge; it often has more to do with profit. Our society frequently succumbs to the influence exerted by the relationship between power and knowledge. When fear arises, we look to those in power for safety. However, we should not rely on power for safety and awareness since we can be led falsely. It’s important to form our own opinions and analyze information before accepting it. 

For example, climate change is a great fear at the moment. Corporations and government leaders tell us that they’re working on improvements to stop the crisis, but, in reality, they’re the root of the problem. In fact, leaders take private jets to attend climate conferences, completely counteracting the point of a climate conference. At the 2021 COP26 climate summit, 118 private jets for the attendees emitted 1,400 tons of carbon. This demonstrates that much of what we see is a facade.

Taking control of our future 


In examining the dynamics of fear in contemporary society, it becomes evident that our collective hesitance to challenge the status quo extends beyond consumer habits. From the acceptance of fast fashion giants to the alarming complacency regarding climate change, fear hinders our potential for meaningful change. We find ourselves entrusting our future to those who may not have our best interests at heart. 

Yet, amidst this landscape of apprehension, there emerges a call to action — a call to break free from fear and societal norms and take control of our destinies.


✍️ Credit: Post written by Joelle Elliott, an American scholar pursuing studies in Fashion at Cattolica University in Milan; currently interning with suite123

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