The city serves as the backdrop for the transitional styles that promise to prepare your wardrobe for the autumn/winter season.
As the dusky close of summer appears on the horizon, the imminent arrival of a new season sparks the debate about how best to dress for the in-between period. Unpredictable temperatures coupled with altered shifts in the change of seasons presents a modern challenge to dressing for this “blurry” biannual moment.
Our AW19 Pre-Collection presents a solution to these very issues, championing clean styles that celebrate the joie de vivre of city dressing and everything that that entails. Timeless colours and classic silhouettes cut a clear picture on how best to adapt your wardrobe to meet these new requirements without compromising your personal sense of style…
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe
INTO THE HUE
Bid goodbye to summer’s affinity with all things pastel as dusty, muted hues put forward a seamless step change to the colour tones of your wardrobe. A statement midi dress in soft-pink ticks off your “dressy” repertoire in suitably stunning fashion but the simple addition of a leather jacket offers an impactful new take that will charm any casual weekend scenario.
A Clean Canvas
While the debate about whether white is a true colour continues unresolved, it pays to invest in solid white pieces when it comes to style. Key essentials, such as a tailored blazer and a polo shirt, are awarded even more versatility in shades of clean white and serve as the perfect transitional building blocks for the in-between seasons.
The Pre-Collection’s hero bead print takes cues from provocative black-and-white geometrics, which are softened through a flattering wrap-front silhouette and relaxed cut.
A true transitional wardrobe is one that you can turn to throughout the year for those dependable pieces that never go out of style. These tried and trusted staples don’t come much cooler than a leather jacket, which can effortlessly elevate a weekend-ready white T-shirt and jeans look while also offering a contemporary take on a relaxed, tailored aesthetic.
In order to construct a wardrobe that takes itself seriously, a double-breasted blazer is the very first tailored piece you should choose. It can serve as the foundation for a plethora of formal and smart-casual looks.
The New Classic
Over the past few seasons, the knife-pleat skirt has become a DNA silhouette for dressing in the city. Its favourable midi length and overall versatility in complementing work and weekend looks make it a key transitional style. A striking green ombre tone refreshes this new classic for the approaching autumn/winter mood.
The new sartorial standards favour dressing with carefree confidence in styles that evoke your personal ethos and attitude. In essence, dressing true to yourself will never go out of fashion.
STRIKE A VOGUE
Strong prints hold sway as a modern style directive for the transitional season and while the focus on petals and stripes remains relevant, they have been pared back in muted, darker tones to prepare your wardrobe for autumn’s arrival. Feminine silhouettes dictate how print impacts your occasion-ready dresses, creating a strong statement look with a soft, romantic undertone. The perennial menswear favourite – the striped shirt – is refreshed in a monochrome colour for an altogether grungier aesthetic when styled with dark denim and boots.