Feel the power
2018 is the year of the powerful woman: the look is a little Alexis Carrington Colby, a little Donatella, a little Margaret Thatcher. Now there’s a mental picture.
PHOTOGRAPHY BEAU GREALY AT PIPPA MOCKRIDGE. STYLING MICHELLE TOMASZEWSKI AT ATELIER MANAGEMENT. MODELS NATALIE WEAVER AT LA MODELS AND STELLA LUCIA AT VIVA LONDON. HAIR JOHNNIE SAPONG AT THE WALL GROUP. MAKEUP NATASHA SEVERINO AT FORWARD ARTISTS.
The power pencil
Hemlines are heading south for winter. Mix business with pleasure by injecting workwear proportions with high-octane hues.
Above: Stella wears blouse, skirt, boots and belt, all by Balenciaga (coming soon).
You know, not all artificial colourings are bad for you. Apply fluorescent brights to pumped-up outerwear to feel their full effect. In short: you want people to see you coming.
High-shine protective layers and PVC footwear. Thanks to Kassl, Balmain and Yeezy, life in plastic is looking mighty fantastic.
Dress + sneakers
This isn’t the time for tottering about in spindly shoes. Enter the tech trainer: wear them with everything.
Pack-a-punch prints, ruching, nipped-in waists and legs, legs, legs. It’s the fashion equivalent of a ‘Best of the 1980s’ compilation album.
The broad shoulder
Dispel clichéd visions of Alexis Carrington Colby in puffed-up fuchsia satin. This year’s statement shoulder is chicer, sleeker and a lot less fussy than its kitschy predecessors.
Above: Stella wears dress and boots (coming soon), both by Balmain, and hood (coming soon) by Marine Serre.
Being bold enough to rock a full-on mashup of colour and texture in the day says a lot about a woman. Mainly, that she’s the kind of girl we want to hang out with.