This week we were at the two London fashion trade shows Pure London and Scoop International. While it’s a great place for us to catch up with what brands have for AW/13, it’s also good to spot what buyers, sellers and designers in the industry are really wearing.
The designer duo from Quinton Chadwick (above and designers of this) are modelling their mono-graphic print scarves from the AW13 range which looks fabulous mixed with those cobalt blue print trousers.
The stripe/tribal-knit-Farisle combo looks a great mid-weight coat and I love the way you can wear either black or brown with it, so the gorgeous studded brown leather bag looks the perfect accessory.
Below is jewellery designer Stefania Indelicato, who is wearing her own jewellery, as well as a highly covetable Missoni coat. The coat on it’s own is fabulous but by lifting it with a citrus T shirt and the tie-dye scarf makes it inspired dressing, I suspect her confidence with colour comes from being a jewellery designer. Note to self, must by some citrus lemon….
Below is a TWR perennial style favourite, Denise in her (ancient she claims) neck buttoning sweater and leopard print chelsea boots. What I love about this is that although Denise is as thin as a pencil, this look could be worn by anyone, it’s the shot of leopard print and the interesting jumper detail that makes all the difference.
This outfit below was my absolute favourite of the day, the balance of buyer-black (everyone in the industry wears black, Suzy Menkes calls them crows) with a shot of antique white wool embroidery at the cuffs and a pearly lanyard with sparkly silver shapes . The brown calf skin bag is a brilliant off-balance addition too, I hate top to toe black, it’s as dull as a rerun of The X Factor and layering another colour and texture onto the black coat and dress adds visual depth.
For sheer glamour my prize for best dressed of the day goes to the buyer below, in her Tata Naka coat in classic camel, with a baby pink scarf.and Pirate boots (I didn’t ask but I bet they are Vivienne Westwood). It helps that she has gorgeous hair.
Every time I ask to photograph women over 35 I almost always get the same response, ‘What me? but I look a mess, I’m old and no one will want to see how I look!’. Or words to that effect, but ladies you are always wrong on every count, Why do we write ourselves off and shy away from photos?
It’s the response I got from the women below, who looked really elegant in her Bavarian made Meindl jacket and silk tie front shirt, The unstructured jacket was super-soft deer skin combined with heritage tweed and it worked perfectly over her thick silk shirt. I love the way the silk tie on the shirt wraps around, this is such a smart neckline for women who feel bad about their necks. Also, fab earrings and don’t miss that covetable chunky plaited leather cuff.
We hope these style-savvy women have given you a bit of inspiration, so now, what are you wearing today?