New thinking. The best of the pre-spring collections
If the phrase ‘pre-spring collections’ means nothing to you, know this: we’re talking about new pieces from the biggest and best designers, just in time for the new year. So consider this your cheat sheet for what 2019 is going to look like.
PHOTOGRAPHY GAVRIEL MAYNARD. STYLING MARK VASSALLO. MODEL MAME AT PREMIER MODEL MANAGEMENT. HAIR MARK FRANCOME PAINTER AT CLM. MAKEUP DANIEL SALLSTROM AT CLM.
The preppy cardigan
If you only buy one thing, do yourself a favour and make sure it’s a cardigan. Miu Miu’s strikes the perfect balance between demure and preppy.
Above: zipped cardigan, top, skirt, shoes, sunglasses and bag, all by Miu Miu.
The WASP suit
The 1980s called, they want their skirt suit back. Heritage checks, strong shoulders and a razor-sharp fit: Gucci’s iteration ticks all the right boxes, obviously.
Above: jacket, shirt, skirt, sandals, bag, brooches, choker, long pendant chain and bracelets, all by Gucci.
The handkerchief hem
Nothing puts a (pre-) spring in your step like the swish of a handkerchief hem. But never mind wishy-washy florals or boho frills, look for styles that are graphic and, ideally, monochrome. See Balenciaga for further info.
Above: shirt, skirt, boots, earrings and bag, all by Balenciaga. Top: as before, and coat by Balenciaga.
The varsity jacket
This season, sportswear is less futuristic, a little more nostalgic. And what could possibly be more nostalgic than a varsity jacket like the one your crush wore back in high school?
Above: jacket, blazer (worn underneath), roll-neck sweater, skirt, shoes and bag, all by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, and earrings by Astley Clarke.
The chain bag
Park the fanny pack, for now: next year’s best bags are swerving back towards ladylike. How to make that feel modern? Burberry’s chain-accented cross body, in a pleasingly prim shape and a silk scarf tie. Her maj would approve.
Above: cardigan, roll-neck sweater (worn underneath), skirt, jeans (worn underneath), boots, bag, keychain and scarf, all by Burberry.