February 25, 2015

style stories #36: Brit Fashion, Classic Cool for all ages

Sarah Burton at AnOther NIght on Bond Street event LFW FW 2015
London Fashion Week fall winter 2015 collections just ended and we'd like to highlight some of the classic Brit designers. Their looks are classic hence anyone can wear them no matter how young or not so young. I hate the "dressing your age" thing anyway. It's not about age appropriate, it's about proportion appropriate and lastly about you appropriate ie what you feel and look comfortable in. Having said that, we do want to look awesome. Love Ms. Burton's leather coat. A classic classic.

Joseph fall winter 2015 
Joseph went with loose and drapey this season. Creative director and head designer Louise Trotter adhered to proportion control pairing the loose flowy wool trousers with fitted wool and cashmere tops (which we find absolutely divine btw)  Which makes for a lovely silhouette. A nice detail: overlong sleeves. Yes, a bit 'not new' but we find them very practical. No need for gloves during those in between times when you may need gloves but can't find them. Sleeves over hands!
Louise Trotter for Joseph
With the baggy pants, often a flat sneaker looks best. If you do go for a heel, a chunky thicker heel is definitely called for methinks. Proportion.

Pringle of Scotland fall winter 2015
I found this season's Pringle collection brilliant with pretty much everything coming down the runway an exercise in conservative cool silhouettes and was promptly added to my wishlist. A cable knit cashmere sweater in white is a staple - works with jeans, works with a lovely skirt swishing discreetly against your thighs.

Pringle of Scotland fall winter 2015
Sequins, wool and heavy knit sweaters.  Who knew that threesome get along so well for a night at the Opera. Yes, it doesn't have to be fullblown lace, brocade and tulle for the Opera. But we know that. Anything goes. With decorum. The Brits know this.

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