A WARDROBE
THAT WORKS

Presenting the 10 new season staples that will work
hard in your closet this season and beyond.

Photography by MANN Styling by Harriet Gregory

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Dress by Erdem
Dress by Erdem

In a world of seasonal trends, the search for longevity is rife. As punchy fashion pieces come and go, trans-seasonal heroes become ever more covetable, their main stay status oh-so rewarding. Well friends, the hunt over! Introducing our hit list of essentials that will provide the foundations of a wardrobe with wow-factor, season after season.

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The Ruffled Skirt

For an off-the-runway trend boasting serious clout, look to the fabulous frills of Tome. There is something quite arresting about these artfully placed ruffles that promote the simplest of looks to high-fashion sartorial splendor when teamed with the delightfully undone details of Maggie Marilyn.

Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome
Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome
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The Effortless Dress

Exuding 1970s glamour, Roksanda reimagines a classic silhouette with a modern twist for Pre-Fall '17. With ‘throw-on-and-go’ factor like no other, this sumptuous silky style will see you through from weekend brunches to elegant evening engagements.

Dress by Roksanda
Dress by Roksanda
Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome

The Standout Shirt

Nothing speaks volumes more than a shirt with attitude. Inspired by artist Pat Steir for Pre-Fall '17, Monse’s punchy red and white striped number makes quite the entrance when teamed with light-blue jeans and heels at dinner.

Top by Monse
Top by Monse
Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome

The Standout Shirt

Nothing speaks volumes more than a shirt with attitude. Inspired by artist Pat Steir for Pre-Fall '17, Monse’s punchy red and white striped number makes quite the entrance when teamed with light-blue jeans and heels at dinner.

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The Statement Jacket

A good statement jacket is nothing short of art worthy, particularly when of the printed sort. Pick a print that can be layered over pieces of a similar print for subtle intrigue. Alexander Wang's and Rosetta Getty’s micro-checks are the perfect place to start.

Jacket by Alexander Wang, Skirt by Rosetta Getty, Shirt by M.I.H. Jeans
Jacket by Alexander Wang, Skirt by Rosetta Getty, Shirt by M.I.H. Jeans
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The Day-To-Night Top

There’s no doubt that the hunt for the perfect day-to-night top is fierce. But, when you find ‘the one’, oh boy is that a moment to relish. Sacai provides just that this season, in the form of ultra-cool camouflage in pleated chiffon. A sure fire trans-seasonal winner.

Top by Sacai, Pants by Dion Lee
Top by Sacai, Pants by Dion Lee
Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome

The Sporty Trousers

Sport couture is the term on everyone’s lips right now and it’s no wonder. With fashion powerhouses like Gucci getting in on the action with such items as lively luxury leggings, it’s plain to see why injections of athleisure are sartorial shorthand for superlative style.

Jacket by Bottega Veneta, Shirt by Maggie Marlyn, Pants and Shoes by Gucci
Jacket by Bottega Veneta, Shirt by Maggie Marlyn, Pants and Shoes by Gucci
Shirt by Maggie Marilyn, Skirt by Tome

The Sporty Trousers

Sport couture is the term on everyone’s lips right now and it’s no wonder. With fashion powerhouses like Gucci getting in on the action with such items as lively luxury leggings, it’s plain to see why injections of athleisure are sartorial shorthand for superlative style.

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The "It" Knit

There are few maneuvers as chic as flinging a piece of luxury knitwear over one’s shoulders to combat a light evening chill. Alanui have the very pieces to pick this season. Equally as becoming cinched at the waist, their jacquard cashmere takes simple shirtdresses and denim to new sartorial heights.

Cardigan by Alanui, Dress by Baum & Pferdgarten
Cardigan by Alanui, Dress by Baum & Pferdgarten
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The Pyjama Suit

Inspired by the louche loungewear of the 1920s and Coco Chanel, the ubiquitous street-style trend for wearing one's pyjamas in the daytime is set to stick around. Stella McCartney’s menswear inspired silk crêpe de Chine set nods stylishly towards the trend and is finished with chic contrast piping.

Pyjamas by Stella McCartney
Pyjamas by Stella McCartney
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The Future Classic

Stella McCartney’s knack for churning out iconic arm candy season after season is uncanny. This striking metallic wicker bag is a dynamic interpretation of Stella McCartney's signature Falabella Box style, and will elevate loose and effortless daywear looks with ease.

Shirt by Rejina Pyo, Trousers by Rejina Pyo, Bag by Stella McCartney
Shirt and Trousers by Rejina Pyo, Bag by Stella McCartney
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The Velvet Trouser

Velvet continues to capture our hearts for FW17. Permeating wardrobes and red-carpets around the globe, a sumptuous velvet trouser will have you jumping on the plush bandwagon with gusto. Miu Miu’s collection boasts a firm fashion favourite this season to see you into early spring.

Trousers by Miu Miu, Top by See By Chloe
Trousers by Miu Miu, Top by See By Chloé

Art Direction by Sophie Gerritsen; Words by Connie Chamberlayne, Hair and Make up by Jihya Sim @ Things by People, Model is Angalicka @mmg