The digital lifestyle creator and photographer has captivated audiences with his exceptional fashion styling, infusing classic looks with modern twists.
In this Q&A, Abdelaziz takes us through his perspective on menswear, revealing the inspiration behind his fashion choices.
1. What inspired you to start your creative journey?
The recent pandemic has been a major inspiration for me to embark on this creative journey. I want to break new ground in the creative world by telling stories with unique and simple photos and designs.
2. What are some of the latest trends in menswear that excite you?
Styles inspired by the 70s and 80s are making a comeback. From wide-leg trousers to blazers with oversized lapels, men are rediscovering the fun of creative looks with a modern twist.
Men are becoming more aware of the impact their wardrobe has on the environment and are looking for eco-friendly brands that offer stylish and sustainable options.
3. What advice do you have for men who need to find their way in the world of fashion and style when they only have a small budget?
Even men on a budget can look stylish if they invest in some basic styles and give them a modern twist with additional pieces. Your entire look does not have to be inspired by the latest trends. It's a good idea to look out for end-of-season sales and search for the best deals on various online platforms.
4. What are the most important fashion items that every man should have in his closet?
The trend for plus sizes has been huge in recent years and will continue for the foreseeable future. Oversized clothing items, such as shirts and pants, offer maximum comfort and style.
Designers are opting for more neutral colors like brown, green and beige. These colors are easy to wear and go well with a variety of skin tones.
Sneakers are perfect for those who want a casual, yet stylish look. The right pair of sneakers can enhance any look
Accessories are an important part of any look. It's important to choose accessories that make you feel comfortable. For example, an eye-catching watch can be paired with a plainer outfit, which in turn can elevate your look without being overwhelming.
5. How do you come up with outfit ideas for different seasons and occasions?
Creating the perfect outfit for different seasons and occasions is a balancing act that requires a good eye for styling, colour and fit. When the weather turns, it's time to swap out your summer wardrobe for autumn and winter pieces. It's a good idea to choose colours that reflect the mood of the season, such as deep burgundy and navy blue for autumn and winter, and lighter pastels for spring and summer. Whatever the occasion, dress according to your personal style, be confident and set off your look.
6. How important is it for men to pay attention to grooming and hygiene, and what tips do you have for us?
Grooming and hygiene are crucial in men's fashion. Here are some of the things I think are important:
o Develop a skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturising and most importantly SPF.
o Get regular haircuts and customise them to your face shape.
o Explore unique fragrances that are bold, refreshing, and appropriate for the season, this is important. Light fragrances for spring/well-groomed men and woody scents for fall/winter.
o A well groomed beard or moustache makes a big difference.
o Take care of your nails and use hand lotion to keep your skin soft.
7. How do you keep up with the latest fashion trends and news, and what sources do you use?
Social media is an important resource I use to keep up with the latest trends. I watch different fashion weeks like Seoul, Tokyo, Copenhagen and London. I like to look at trends from ten years ago because men's fashion has definitely evolved, but the key elements for a dapper man are from the late 90s.