What is quiet luxury and how do we get into it?
People would often describe expensive fashion as low-key and subtle. Some would place minimalist pieces under that category, while others would confuse it with the “old money” aesthetic. Either way, it’s been one of the few major trends in fashion these days, but quiet luxury goes beyond the look.
Quiet luxury is an ethical act fashion brands place in their codes to create collections that are simplistic in terms of style, yet high quality in material. It isn’t all about the overall look, but how it can remain timeless and harmless towards the environment.
While the fashion industry isn’t exactly the best contributor when it comes to environmental protections, there have been initiatives for lessening the footprints in the fashion world. Several brands have been looking towards innovation developments—from the making of vegan textile to reusing old fabrics in their pieces.
For quiet luxury, the main goal here is to veer away from the use of synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, or acrylics. But if they do, they would only add very little percentage of it. This is the concept of sustainability in terms of material.
Although when it comes to styling, quiet luxury takes the saying “less is more” very seriously. It’s a wardrobe that is curated with versatile pieces that will always remain timeless and can be easily added to any form of trend.
A few notable fashion brands that embody quiet luxury are Bottega Veneta, Celine, and The Row. Most of their pieces consist of essentials translated with an elevated twist—not too flashy nor too noisy.
How do we recreate this in our own little way? You can opt to plan out a wardrobe that is versatile and easy to play with. Don’t be too worried about purchasing from an accessible store because it’s all about making each piece worthwhile. Besides, clothes are meant to be worn again and again.
Photos from THE ROW, BOTTEGA VENETA, and KHAITE