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Spring fashion inspired by the glamorous early era of flight

A relaxed take on tailored pieces and trench coats takes a getaway wardrobe to new heights

Photography by Carlyle Routh
Styling by Georgia Groom

Hangar appeal

Trench coat, $2,590, top, $475, skirt, $770 at Max Mara ( Fendi sandals, $1,155 at Saks Fifth Avenue ( Tights, $20 at Simons ( Leather cap, stylist’s own.

Max Mara elevates the details of a classic trench in its silk overcoat and double-breasted skirt.

Strapping in

Kathryn Bowen jacket and pants, price on request, through Dries van Noten shirt, $895, at Saks Fifth Avenue ( Melody Ehsani earrings, $75 at Nordstrom ( Sunglasses, $570 at Cutler and Gross (

Designer Kathryn Bowen reimagines the flight suit for everyday wear.

Tail spin

Brunello Cucinelli blazer, $4,225, trousers, $1,175 at Saks Fifth Avenue ( Victoria Victoria Beckham blouse, $568 at Nordstrom ( Scarf, $485 at Hermès (

A slouchy Brunello Cucinelli suit guarantees a polished yet comfortable look on board.

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Fly girl

The Row coat, $5,350, Opening Ceremony shirt, $445, Peter Pilotto trousers, $1,375 at The Room at Hudson’s Bay ( Marni sweater, $1,045 at Holt Renfrew ( Tierre Taylor for David Dunkley turban, $125 at David Dunkley ( Sunglasses, $595 at Cutler and Gross ( Biko earrings, $70 through See by Chloé loafers, $460 at Gravity Pope (

A cracked finish gives this leather topper a well-travelled look that grounds a mix of graphic separates.

Air play

3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, $655 at Hudson’s Bay ( Leather cap, stylist’s own.

This glossy Phillip Lim jacket in rich bordeaux plays up a breezy beauty palette of reds, pinks and oranges.

Flying colours

Hugo blazer, $650, trousers, $375 through Frame blouse, $399, at Nordstrom ( Dries Van Noten sweater, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue ( Leather harness, $5,000 at Hermès ( Biko earrings, $85 through

A suit in a deep blush hue is upgraded with the addition of one the season's harness-inspired bags.

Sky high

Céline skirt, jacket, top, boots and brooch, price on request through

One of the final collections by outgoing Céline designer Phoebe Philo soars thanks to its easy-to-wear, oversized blazers.

Makeup and hair by Sheri Stroh for Nudestix/Oribe/Plutino Group. Model: Sophie Touchet at Sutherland Models. Photographed at Brantford Municipal Airport in Brantford, Ont. (

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