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Don’t buy more; buy better instead. Here’s your guide to the new-season investments that will serve you well, now and into the future.
Inspired by the Parisian shoe designer’s vacations in Portugal and the Himalayas, this series of diverse styles, from espadrilles to mules and stilettos, will keep you up to speed with life’s many milestones. To make your nights out even better are vintage-inspired pieces, perked up with eye-catching hues, glittering strass and patent animal prints. For more rugged dress codes, a pair of loafers, derbies or motorcycle booties — bearing signature studs and iridescent patent leather, no less — can take you anywhere.
Pedder On Scotts
If there’s one thing everyone could do more often, it’s to look on the bright side. And the AW19 runway is filled with timely reminders. From Rene Caovilla and Amina Muaddi to Joanna Laura Constantine, designers attempt to boost the mood with shoes, bags and jewellery in bold and vibrant hues. The throwback to the 1950s gives us reason to indulge — pearls, prized for their feminine appeal, get an update with the quirky creations of Rosantica, Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha. Hats are this season’s must-have, and Nina Ricci’s domed confections with larger-than-life proportions will make an instant statement. Not thrilled by toppers? Keep it all on the head with accessories such as headbands and hair clips.
Luxury can be found in the most unexpected of moments, as Sarah Burton demonstrated in her latest collection of lust-musts. Drawing on the mills and machinery from her hometown in Northern England, she’s crafted impeccably tailored suits with a defined waist and strong shoulders from wearable fabrics such as wool silk and worsted flannel. A cool palette led by hues such as anthracite and sapphire blue is accented with sleek accessories.
Expect fashionable ready-to-wear luxury from brands like Gabriele Pasini, Local Authority and Hoorsenbuhs at this multilabel boutique. Italian designer Gabriele Pasini — who enjoys a following devoted to his amazingly constructed suits — infuses jackets, shirts, coats, scarves and capes with an old-school elegance using tartan, but refreshes the ensembles with quirky colour combos. Los Angeles brand Local Authority, spotted on icons such as K-Stew, The Weeknd and Gigi Hadid, embraces the rebellious attitude of the underground surf/skate/motorcycle culture in the city. Every outﬁ t requires the right finishing touch — so don’t leave without picking up one or several rings, necklaces or cuﬀ bracelets from Hoorsenbuhs, the go-to jeweller of stars like Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Kanye West.