Fashion is back. With cautious optimism. While we navigate this new era and recalibrate our positioning, the garments we choose to wear, and perhaps more importantly not wear, reflect more meaning than simply style.
Comfort was long the name of the game, and within that period, a dormancy from wondrous design and vivid collections that have the power to enchant and lift one off their proverbial feet. But, this current period, part past, part new life, is brimming with bold, exciting pieces created with easy wearing in mind. Gone are the days when looking good meant feeling uncomfortable — to our good fortune, they are not mutually exclusive anymore. There is a fruitful plenty of thoughtful designs and fabrications this fall and winter.
While last year may have been relegated to a heavy rotation of utilitarian puffers and ’70s-inspired sneakers, this season’s bounty is stocked with sensual knitwear in dreamy hues that hug the body, show off the shoulders; striking graphics and statement prints that make an impression; and wrap-around coats with golden faux fur trimming.
When it comes to dressing this winter, go on the offensive and march into the day garbed with fashionable armor on display. Consider an unexpected silhouette on the classic red plaid when gathering for an intimate dinner with friends. The embrace of the corset, the tailored slim pants is a tasteful ensemble that is versatile for an array of engagements this holiday.
Celebrate and say thanks in a divine fringe number that mesmerizes with each flutter. Just like this transient moment, so too is your form as you move forward with each step. Maintain good spirits and cross over to the new year with a positive take on the future.
While one may be tempted to burrow their head and cocoon their body in the cozy fuzziness of shearling against the harsh winter cold, take a glance at your reflection and remember that dressing up can be fun, a delightful experience. Opt for an energizing rust-colored skirt with an asymmetrical cut to contrast the heavy-duty toughness of the coat. This shade of orange, along with mustard yellow and emerald green, are anything-but-boring neutrals that can be paired with what’s already in your wardrobe.
Experiment with new colors and layers this season. Tie a sweater around complementary shaded or similarly patterned knitwear for a stylized look that’s as easy as making a knot. Après ski or after work, the Nordic sweater is the most coveted layering piece this season and comes in a variety of fits, from cropped to puff sleeves.
But, most of all, don’t forget to indulge in these moments, as they are not purely in vain. A creative outlet, be it the ritual of getting dressed, has the power to nourish the soul as much as an artistic endeavor, like painting a canvas.
Emerge each day awakened, regenerated, and make sure that the coat, the skirt, and the boots you strap on embolden you up to take on what lies ahead.
Top Image Credits: On Laura (Left): Altuzarra dress and hat, Chelsea Paris shoes. On Sabah (Right): Salvatore Ferragamo dress, Samuel François earrings, Coperni boots.
Models: Laura Azevedo & Sabah Koj
Photographer: Lelanie Foster
Stylist: Rebecca Dennett
Hair: Junya Nakashima
Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci
Manicure: Aja Walton
Art Director: Shanelle Infante
Bookings: Ariel Bielsky
VP Fashion: Tiffany Reid