Every once in a while, the fashion industry has a season so spectacular that it defies the odds. How can every designer be operating at maximum creativity? How is everything so pretty? How am I adding everything to basket? Is this a conspiracy theory?
Seriously, I have questioned these exact questions whilst shopping for the new season, and — driven by my non-compromising love of fashion that’s chic, unpredictable, and comfortable — I decided to share some of my (extraordinary) finds with you, dear readers, in case you’d like to shop them too.
Consider yourself decisive? Then consider the below your ultimate shopping test. If not, I apologize in advance for the credit card bill you’re going to receive at the end of the month.
On days when I’m disillusioned with the state of the industry, Sarah Burton’s designs remind me why I stick around. Case in point: this coat, which is being shipped to me as we speak.
Alexander McQueen Lace Coat
This skirt will have you thanking several people. Firstly, Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio, for transitioning from street-style stars to designers with their new cult label, Attico. And secondly, the trend gods who decided (nay, insisted) that printed python was chicer than killing the actual thing.
Attico Snakeskin-Print Leather Skirt
The right leather coat can outlast the trends and live for decades in your closet. Another one from Attico, this is the kind of thing you’ll end up wearing all the time. Seriously, your friends may need to stage an intervention. (Call me if you do).
Attico Trench Coat
Shimmer and Shine
This is what the fashion editor (a.k.a. me) would truss up to wear at a cool show during Paris Fashion Week (a.k.a. Saint Laurent). Seriously, you wouldn’t believe the number of compliments I received.
Christopher Kane Embellished Sweater
Forgive me for the use of an oxymoron in the following sentence, but this baby’s going to be a forever classic. Can I also use the word ‘obsessed’? Because that’s what I am with under-the-radar (but not for much longer) brand Hunting Season.
Hunting Season Top-handle Bag
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Wearing these, you’ll be so well-heeled on the night of your next romantic rendezvous. And if you’re single, all the better to enjoy them for yourself. Accurate, non?
Jimmy Choo ‘Leanne 100’ Booties
If you’re going dressed as a femme fatale straight out of a film noir, these heels will ease the rounds on Halloween. Okay, fine, they’ll work outside of Halloween too. Win-win.
Jimmy Choo ‘Sheldon’ Booties
It’s sophisticated. But uncontrived. It’s elegant. But cool. It’s everything I ever wanted in a bag. Really.
Stalvey Lizard Top-Handle Bag
Pretty Young Thing
Your effortless, couldn’t-care-less coolness — plus that extra hour you spent making that eyeliner extra smudgey (I won’t tell anyone, promise) — trigger others to take note of you the moment you enter any room. If that describes the person reading this, then this Vetements jacket was made for you.
Vetements Fringe Jacket