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Fashion Lessons We’ve Learned From The Many Faces Of Tilda Swinton

Fashion Fashion Lessons We’ve Learned From The Many Faces Of Tilda Swinton




Chameleonic is a tired and insufficient adjective to describe the many qualities of Tilda Swinton. However, she is much more than her multifaceted nature. Her hugely successful career has gone beyond film to reach the spheres of art, design, and music.

Each of her characters has presented key moments that show both her unique persona as well as her ever-evolving style. Her numerous reinventions have shown the world a different take on what it means to be a movie star. She refuses to follow a particular pattern or trend, proving her talent is what defines her.

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Tilda has shown to each of us how to not be ruled by fashion, but to use it to our advantage, to view it as a statement rather than a rulebook. But, just in case, here are a few lessons she’s left quite clear.


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Swinton shows us you don’t need much for your style to look expensive. Her use of minimalism and particular fabrics demonstrates why less is definitely more.

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That being said, don’t be afraid to try out more baroque inspired pieces that are full of ornamentation. Don’t feel like you need to choose between minimalism and heavy accessories; you can become a new character each day.

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Stop following old school rules regarding when to wear white. This color can be worn any time of the year. Choose whether to remain minimal or to add accessories that highlight its elegance.


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Androgyny is its own kind of esthetic. Use it as an accessory spectrum that can change either way depending on the mood and outfit.


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Mohawks are not privy to a particular gender. Hair is hair, and it’s also its own fashion statement.

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You don’t need to wear a ball gown to a black tie affair. Sleepwear inspired clothing can be used as evening wear as long as attention is paid to the fabric. 

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Borrow elements from other time periods and bring them to the present through your makeup, hair, and accessories.


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Inspiration can come from the mystic nature of art and architecture.


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Tilda has proved time and time again that bold colors can make up a whole look.

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Makeup is not a must. You can choose to wear as little or as much as you like. What matters is that your personality shines through.


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Tilda’s fashion sense reminds us not to allow consumerism and trends to dictate our personal style. She gives us a new perspective: to have clothing and accessories fit our own narrative and persona, rather than to mold ourselves at the mercy of style.



Discover the many faces of Tilda Swinton. 
Why heroes don't need to be pretty or handsome to fit the bill. 




Translated by María Suárez









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