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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

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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 Khaite turtleneck, US$680 through Earrings, $40 at Courage My Love (416-979-1992). Vero Verto belt bag, US$340 through Shoes, $228 at L’intervalle.

Graph content

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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 Marni shoes, $1,095 at Specchio Shoes. Pan and The Dream tulle socks, US$55 through

Mix master

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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 Marc Jacobs shoes, $360, Boss socks, $20 at Hudson’s Bay.

Glossing over

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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.

Hugo trench coat, $850 at Boss. Helmut Lang shirt, $450 at Hudson’s Bay. Hat, $230 at Lilliput Hats. Anne Manns earring, €295, ear cuff, €165 through

Controlled curl

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A bespoke Philip Sparks jacket takes the concept of a customized lapel in a sculptural new direction.

Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc. jacket, price on request by special order through Theory trousers, $450 at Hudson’s Bay. Shirt, $139.50 at Club Monaco.

Side eye

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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 Marni shoes, $1,095 at Specchio Shoes. Nylon socks, $21 at Nordstrom.

Big news

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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.

Equipment trench coat, $958 at Nordstrom. Helmut Lang jacket, $880, shirt, $450, skirt, $565 at Hudson’s Bay.

Pretty in pink

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Bold colour and new silhouettes redefine the power suit.

Ellery jacket, $2,220 at The Room at Hudson’s Bay. Heirloom Hats hat, $350 through

Makeup and hair by Diana Carreiro for 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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