Monday, 12 January 2015

london menswear collections: ktz and dunhill

So, this weekend we were invited to two shows for the Menswear Collections here in London, one of them being KTZ and the other Dunhill. We were very excited to attend the collections and be able to experience these two fashion house’s designs first hand. And naturally, we had to find something to wear that would somehow be appropriate for both shows.

Once we had attended the first show, KTZ, we then made our way straight to the Dunhill show. When we arrived we realised how outrageously dressed we were compared to everyone else. I mean, we usually dress quite outlandishly anyway, but this was an event where very important people like the creative directors for Dunhill and Victoria’s Secret and various “Youtube celebrities” were just causally roaming around in their well tailored suits and minimalist cocktail dresses. So, we seemed to be a little out of place and decided the only remedy for how uncomfortable we felt was the free champagne!

The show itself was really a wonderful experience though, especially for Johnny, given he has applied for Menswear. The clothing was, naturally, beautifully tailored, and the use of the coloured stripes in the garments was a nice little playful touch to the entire collection. Some of our favourite garments included the coats that the models were showcasing, one of them being a magnificent hooded navy blue jacket. The beige fur complimented the dark tones of the coat, and the overall look just looked very complete.

Although we were very appreciative of the fact that we were invited to view the show and socialize with those who also attended the after “party”, we had a lengthy discussion afterwards about how we think Menswear Shows really need to “loosen up” a little. Maybe it was because we felt like fish out of water surrounded by all these expensive, tailored suits, but we feel that the reason as to why Womenswear shows are so much more popular is due to the fact that the designers really experiment with their silhouettes, prints, textiles, runways, etc. Now, we understand that certain brands have a specific aesthetic, for example, Dunhill, but we were much more inspired by the clothing from the KTZ Menswear show instead, simply because they seem to take more risks in their collections.

Let us know what you think! And enjoy the photos!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

a kindred celebration

Happy New Year's Day! We hope you all celebrated the new year responsibly, because now it's time for our 2015 resolutions. Now, usually resolutions are only stuck by for a few days or, if you are lucky, a few weeks, but are then quickly forgotten. Will 2015 be different? We hope so! This year has been an exciting adventure for both of us, graduating high school, beginning our journey at UAL and becoming independent "adults." We hope that we can stick to these resolutions and make 2015 even more exciting than 2014!

Our 2015 Resolutions:
  • The infamous work out regime and desire to eat healthier
  • Post more frequently on the blog
  • Vary our posts
  • Network in our areas
  • Get onto a degree after foundation!
Regarding the pictures for this post, we wanted to try something a little new. So, we both wore the same statement robe, to show how such an item of clothing can be worked not only into different outfits, but also into different genders. 

What are some of your new years resolutions? Whatever they may be, work hard to fulfil them!

Johnny wears: Custom velvet robe, custom made shirt, H&M choker, Carhart trousers and Doc Martens.

Ali wears: Johnny's velvet robe, Zara pants, Steve Madden heels, thrifted top, Brandy Melville Hat.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

christmas rouge

We hope you are all having a wonderful winter vacation so far. Although our outfits aren’t as festive as most people’s are at this time of the year, we hope you enjoy them nonetheless. Also, be sure to visit our blog on New Year’s Day, when we’ll be listing a number of Folie à Deux New Year’s Resolutions!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Johnny wears: Customised leather jacket, shirt and brooch from India, silk robe and sunglasses from Singapore, Carhart trousers, Doc Martens and ring by Manish Arora. 

Ali wears: Velvet custom made blazer, Steve Madden loafers, Urban Outfitters sweater and Loft under sweater. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014


Photos edited by Kristine Romano

Firstly, we apologise for not having posted in such a long time, it has been a very hectic couple of weeks wrapping up our first semester at UAL and making sure all of our work is turned in on time. But we’re back with a post and this one we’d like to dedicate to the art of millinery. Although what we’re wearing may not be by Stephen Jones or Philip Treacy, we both agree that wearing a hat has become increasingly unpopular with time. There is something very surreal and at times quite comical about accessorising and decorating your head, and we would like to pay an homage to all those who love to wear a hat as much as we do!

Let us know if you enjoy our outfits as well as our hats!

Ali wears: Mink fur coat from New Delhi, pleather peplum from Zara, UO jeans and sneaker wedges and Johnny’s hat from New York.

Johnny wears: Rabbit fur coat and leather trousers from New Delhi, jumper from H&M, jewellery by Nitya Arora, AdR X H&M crocodile sunglasses, black Doc Martens and Ali’s hat from Brandy Melville.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Today we visited the Natural Science Museum again because we wanted to explore it a little further (what is happening to us?). But we also went next door to the Natural History Museum, where we only stayed briefly and also plan to re-visit some time soon.

We realise it might seem strange that we’re visiting museums that are so far off from what we are currently studying, but the best piece of advice we were given whilst trying to think of ideas for our projects is to never seek inspiration from within the area you are studying, but to always look at outside sources. Much like the inspiration for our outfits. Both of us were inspired by crystal clear ocean waters for the main pieces of clothing we are wearing (the robe and jacket). Keeping this in mind, we both wore black for the rest of our ensembles to really make the reflective blues to stand out and really shine.

Ali wears: Black maxi and top from local market in India, Johnny’s jacket from leather shop in New Delhi and boots from H&M.

Johnny wears: Silk robe from Singapore, American Apparel t-shirt, custom made trousers from India, Hieronymus Bosch limited edition Doc Martens, necklace by Nitya Arora, glass ring containing blue liquid, spiky black ring by Manish Arora and bangles from local Indian market.