Fall’s Must-Know Minimalist Collections
Though we’re looking forward to donning fall’s trendiest statement pieces, there will also be a sizable section in our closet dedicated to the season’s most versatile basics. The minimalist movement continues to permeate the industry with a crop of chic new wares (think: paper-thin sweaters, cigarette trousers, streamlined outerwear and the like), as French-girl style and effortless elegance remain at the core of a cool-girl aesthetic. Here, 3 must-know collections boasting classic, easy separates to achieve the look this autumn.
Comptoir des Cotonniers A/W '15
The latest in a string of mother-daughter duos appearing in their seasonal campaigns, French label Comptoir des Cotonniers cast Charlotte Gainsbourg—who calls Jane Birkin mom—and her daughter Alice Attal as the faces of their fall collection. Tapping into the pair's ageless Parisian elegance, the lineup includes sharp suiting separates, leather sneakers and elevated basics in a neutral color palette.
Availability: Comptoir des Cotonniers fall collection, $78-$526.
Ada Kokosar for & Other Stories
Swedish retailer & Other Stories is doing things a little differently in revealing their collaboration with Italian-born stylist and fashion consultant Ada Kokosar: The collection will be steadily unveiled (along with its creative process and evolution) on a special Instagram account leading up to its launch in September. Built around 4 key elements—color, silhouette, layering and vibe—expect versatile separates in classic shades such as camel, black and navy.
Availability: Ada Kokosar for & Other Stories (coming September 17th), $60-$325.
Lemaire And Uniqlo
Uniqlo's latest collaboration with Christophe Lemaire (formerly of Hermès) is a dream for luxury lovers on a budget. Designed to fit seamlessly into the modern woman's wardrobe, the lineup—which Lemaire regards as functional and accessible for any wearer—focuses on comfort and high-quality materials at reasonable price points.
Availability: Lemaire And Uniqlo (coming October 2015), $25-$200.