Meet Esther Quek And Find Out Why She Dresses Better Than You

She's probably popped up on your RSS feed or Tumblr dash at least twice during fashion week and she also dresses better than half of you dudes out there. We're talking about Esther Quek, of course, the group fashion director at classic menswear magazine The Rake. You may be wondering how this woman became such an authority on something like men's style, but once you've seen her, all doubts can be laid to rest. The pixie-haired Singaporean street style icon is revered by both women and men alike for a personal style that is often described as androgynous—she loves mixing classic menswear elements in her outfits and does it all with colorful finesse. What lady in your life can effortlessly pull off sport coats, spread-collars, ties and colorful pocket squares, sometimes all at once? Probably none, unless you know Ms. Quek personally. And no, your personal fan fiction doesn't count. Thus the reason we are completely smitten by her.

Before she became a fashion director at The Rake, Ms. Quek was a style editor for several men's and women's magazines, and we imagine it's with this styling work that she managed to perfect her menswear-infused look. It's not hard for any woman to just throw on a blazer or tie, but it is difficult to discover a completely unique personal style once the sleeves are rolled up and that tie is sufficiently knotted. Point being, Ms. Quek represents an ideal—her look finds effortless beauty and grace within traditionally masculine confines. The whole women in menswear thing is getting huge with each passing day, but this is how you do it. We vote Esther Quek for Women In Menswear Illuminati President.

Images courtesy of Guerrisms, Citizen Couture, Stockholm StreetStyle, All The Pretty Birds, Vanessa Jackman, Mario Villanueva and Grazia.it