>> When pressed you can grind trend predictions out of me even though I loathe the task.  Vague answers along the lines of “minimalist” or “decorative” are just about ok but when asked to pin point specific thematic strands, I wear the dunce cap of fashion magic 8 balls.  When compiling some moodboards for Toni & Guy’s Hair Meets Wardrobe, I named motocross as a potential S/S 14 trend, stemming off of the sportswear trail and on to a pursuit that wasn’t surf or skate (done and done) and inspired by graduates like Seiya Chen from RCA.  Save for a Anne Sofie Madsen collection (whose motocross inspired padded trousers I wore in The LFW Daily), some motocross nuances coming through in Nasir Mazhar (particularly in his menswear), my prediction has largely fallen flat.

When I was shopping in Dog in Harajuku, Tokyo back in October though, a rail of vintage motocross trousers, mostly from the action sport’s main brand Thor (no connection to the Marvel superhero alas), caught my eye.  Well, if motocross catwalk antics weren’t getting off the ground, I may as well put my money where my mouth is.  So a pair of panelled vintage motocross trews came home with me and they neatly pair up with the patchworked flatform hybrid trainers from Y-3’s A/W 13-4 collection.  I’ll be mashing the two together in a pathetic bid to make motocross happen.  Someone will undoubetedly raise their eyebrows and say “Stop trying to make motocross happen!  It’s not going to happen!”





IMG_7959Worn with Christopher Shannon sweatshirt and Y-3 shoes


IMG_7974Worn with Maripol x Joyrich sweatshirt and Pollini wedges

Comments (22)

  1. DinoB says:

    utterly adorable – quite a signature look of yours, yet seems fresh & new. If it was me – I’d style the look with a cute pair of colourful Sophia Webster patchwork sandals, just because I love that feel of men vs. womenswear. still, this look is SO Susie Bubble, and that’s something no one can deny. xxx d.

  2. Kiri says:

    I have to say I like the less obvious motocross references in pieces. But I see why you love this trend. It seems the obvious neck step from sports and sk8ter influences.
    You look great in the outfits BTW

  3. Rosie says:

    Great look, very well matched and it definitely makes a statement

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  6. Miriam says:

    Your outfit here reminds me a bit of a skaterboy composition I saw in the ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion exhibition I visited. You nail it master 😉

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    Amazing colors!

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    Those yohji yamamoto platform sneakers are amazing!

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