Back at Frieze, the second big clothes story after capes was the abundance of beautiful, easy-tailored trousers, mostly worn with trainers. It’s the ‘gentlewoman styling’ we’ve been talking about (well, along with everyone else) recently, that lovely, pared-back-but-still-elegant take on tailored jackets, coats and trousers. I love the softness and one of my favourite outfits was on this elegant gallery worker above, her dusty pink trousers are from Acne (SS15) and are cut slightly oversized from gorgeously drape-y fabric. I am now desperate for a pair.
As for the art, not only was there a return to warmly textural pieces, but there were loads of plants around too (we did warn you this was coming). The collection above was the frontage for the Taka Ishii Gallery from Tokyo, I love the poles mixed in with the tropicals….Who needs posh pots?
I kinda stalked this woman above (please accept my apologies if it’s you) as she was ABSOLUTELY wearing the best casual tailoring outfit I saw. She looked divinely elegant, those trousers are cut from gorgeous fabric and her dark check wool top did that brilliant not-tucking-in thing and sat at the perfect point below her waistband. The bag is from Hermes, so we’re looking at this for inspiration rather than purchasing, right?
The gorgeous orange artwork behind is an exact replica of the artist Do Ho Suh’s flat in Korea, made out of coloured polyester netting.
Above is Tracey Emin’s Self Portrait, Bath, I love the shot of neon over the grey….it’s a good reminder that grey on it’s own needs something to stop it looking dull, nicely highlighted below with that trouser stripe. Also, lovely coat….
More plants and texture seen at Frieze Masters, more of that in Friday’s post.
Now, if I was a slender as this stylish woman below I would get a pair of these trousers and never take them off all winter, don’t they look fabulous? There were lots of checked and tweedy trousers in darker colours, which all looked good, but I loved these wide leg, large check ones. The length looks good too, cut just above the ankle. If the idea of a bold check trouser is too much, Toast have a nice coat in a similar check.
Wearing a two piece as a one piece is a ‘thing’ currently, blame it on the boiler-suit/all-in-one craze. Another fabulous outfit below, showed how good this could look. Now I’m not suggesting coral-pink, damask weave matching trousers and top are for everyone, but this woman looked amazing in hers, and the wine hued bag and boots were the perfect colour anchor for the look too. The top-rather-than-jacket offers an easy way of dressing too, you don’t need to worry about matching stuff and the final look is very considered.
I’ve rounded up a few similar trousers and coats below for you to peruse, incase you’re inspired! Come back Friday for all the fab stuff that didn’t quite fit in anywhere.