The wardrobe of the character of the acclaimed HBO series is more proof of the importance of this production, but also in our day.
You have probably heard the term silent luxury in recent months. Well, and if you haven’t done it, I’m here to explain what it is, guide us through the character of Shiv Roy. Succession.
However, to begin, I ask you to go back a few years now, more than I would like to admit. Especially in the premiere Titanic in 1997, 1998 in Spain. You probably remember the adorable character Molly Brown, played by Kathy Bates, and how Rose’s mother dismissed him as nouveau riche with disdain. This concept is usually associated with bad taste, because it is assumed that someone with the most recent possibilities will want to show it. How do we transfer this to the world of today’s fashion? Well, it is associated with logomania and everything that makes a garment or accessory very recognizable.
This style was very present in the 2000s, a trend that is back today and totally opposite to silent luxury, and also in the middle of the last decade, when a quintessential accessory stood out: the belt with double G the from Gucci and if we tune a little more, the necessary football players.
In contrast to these two thousand influences, which have been presented to us for a couple of years and more strongly for a few months, this is what our main character masterfully shows and that too. It goes hand in hand with the rise of the aesthetic known as ‘old money’ in counterpoint to that of the new rich. Something very aspirational and a logical trend taking into account the social, political, economic and cultural context in which we find ourselves.
Silence luxury: basic t-shirt at € 600
Silent luxury is identified with a popular phrase like this give a handless slap, as it sounds, for contrast. It is a way of saying poor even in Esperanto. Well, no, it’s not that either, but we’re talking about dress in a discreet, modest and fashionable way while being moderate with, for example, basic short-sleeved shirts that can cost from 600 euros., as is the case with the Row, the company Olsen. Yes, yes, do you remember that Elizabeth, the star of the series that we were dying to see in 2023, has two sisters who were also actresses?
Other brands associated with this theme are Brunello Cucinelli, Delvaux, Monse, Loro Piana or Polène. If we go to something in the luxury, but more mainstream, we can see designs by Loewe, Tom Ford or Max Mara, for example. Do you remember what they said about Steve Jobs always dressed like super simple clothes? Well look, yes and no, because I had a lot of this.
In Succession As in the entire series, the costumes of the characters evolve with them, depending on their personal location and the situations they face. In the case of Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) we see that she wears clothes from practically all the brands that I mentioned before and with a color palette that focuses on neutrals and tones with precious stones, creating a monochrome look or in the same series the tone Roy doesn’t have to pretend because everyone knows who he is all the time and what that means.
As Shiv’s character is also a woman who moves, both in her family and professionally, in a world traditionally and socially associated with men, he seeks to imitate them and his teams and at the same time protect himself, more or less unconsciously., and stay away from any weakness that goes hand in hand with femininity in terms of fashion. One only has to think about the argument Legally blonde fall into what I’m talking about. Respond to a set of stereotyped views, of course, pigeonholes you in other people.
As the seasons progress, we see the protagonist in different scenarios, including a trip to Tuscany where he breaks from the model we have discussed and opts for the option that is more in line with the situation he is experiencing. And I want to tell you more things, but I’m already on the fine line of what is a spoiler and what is not.
No doubt, as we praise Patricia Field’s wardrobe work sex in new york, something that was a revolution when the series premiered and is still talked about more than 20 years later, the work you do Succession Michelle Matland is remarkable.
Shiv Roy is not only defined by his performance directed by Sarah Snook, but also the impeccable wardrobe work is part of the process of creating his role. Creating a character is facing a blank canvas and complete a profile of a fictitious person that you know better than yourself and every detail contributes to its later development is round and convincing to the viewer.