Blazers and coats are being reinvented for fall in unexpected colours, luxe fabrics and extreme cuts. It’s definitely not business as usual.
Photography by Shalan and Paul. Styling by Georgia Groom
No better blue
In rich cobalt corduroy, a Mr. Larkin look breaks up a closet full of charcoal, black and navy staples. Compliment its relaxed silhouette with geometric accessories.
Mr. Larkin jacket, US$442, trousers, US$354 through mrlarkin.com. Khaite turtleneck, US$680 through khaite.com. Earrings, $40 at Courage My Love (416-979-1992). Vero Verto belt bag, US$340 through vereverto.com. Shoes, $228 at L’intervalle.
All plaids aren’t created equally bold. The fine grid pattern of an MM6 suit lends itself to a more minimal wardrobe approach.
MM6 jacket, $1,045, trousers, $565 at Nordstrom. Wilfred turtleneck, $40 at Aritzia. Ora-C earrings, $160 through ora-c.com. Marni shoes, $1,095 at Specchio Shoes. Pan and The Dream tulle socks, US$55 through panandthedream.com.
A Stella McCartney topper with a checked front and solid back layers smartly over a slouchy take on pinstripe trousers with a unique belt detail.
Stella McCartney coat, $2,595 at Nordstrom. Hugo Boss turtleneck, $275, Hugo trousers, $375 at Boss. Anne Manns ear cuff, €165 ($250) through annemanns.com. Marc Jacobs shoes, $360, Boss socks, $20 at Hudson’s Bay.
How do you take a classic trench in a new direction? Cut it in patent black and throw off its slick sensibility with the addition of a retro hat.
A bespoke Philip Sparks jacket takes the concept of a customized lapel in a sculptural new direction.
The asymmetrical hem of this Alexander McQueen blazer is almost as surprising as its deep fuchsia hue.
Alexander McQueen jacket, $4,560, trousers, $1,385, Khaite shirt, $645 at Holt Renfrew. Corey Moranis earrings, $135 through coreymoranis.com. Marni shoes, $1,095 at Specchio Shoes. Nylon socks, $21 at Nordstrom.
Perfectly tailored doesn’t have to mean too fitted. The oversized proportion and drop shoulder of an Equipment coat means it layers well over everything.
Pretty in pink
Bold colour and new silhouettes redefine the power suit.
Makeup and hair by Diana Carreiro for P1M.ca/Make Up For Ever. Model: Erin T. at Plutino Models. Photographed at the Daniels Building at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.
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