Down To Earth
Journey to Mexico, where the verdant tableau of Oaxaca is a breathtaking backdrop for SS23's timeless tailoring, seasonless separates and wear-forever denim. From the trophy leather trench to the day-to-night dress you won’t want to take off, explore pieces that promise endless versatility with model Natalia Montero.
The Forever Bag
No investment-accessory rotation is complete without a forever bag. As a rule of thumb, a timeless tote should have a distinct yet demure shape, exquisite leather, neutral tones and subtle hardware. Look to Bottega Veneta, LOEWE and Saint Laurent for styles with eternal allure.
The New Mini
When it comes to this season’s hemlines, the general rule is that short is sweet. Mini dresses abound and, for SS23, they’re balancing their sexiness with an element of softness. Case in point; Ferragamo’s irresistibly draped dress; a dreamy confection of sunset shades that clings to the body and radiates a seductively playful attitude that’s impossible to ignore and will work for myriad occasions.
The Coat To Covet
Even if you’re wearing the bare minimum underneath, you’ll still want a statement coat in your SS23 arsenal, and KHAITE's python print leather trench, all strong shoulders and powerful attitude, has the makings of a cult classic. Look for timeless outerwear that really sparks joy and wear with bare legs and sandals for now while mapping out the knits, boots and multiple layers you can style them with when the seasons change.
The Seasonless Co-Ord
Any clothes that both look good and make getting dressed simple are a sartorial no-brainer and that's where the co-ord comes in. With a focus on day-to-day comfort and wear-forever style, these are the pieces that you’ll want to reach for again and again. The most coveted iteration of the season? Alaïa's body-skimming maxi skirt and off-the-shoulder top, with their ribbed finish, clever cut and ultra-flattering fit, this duo has life, long after summer is over.
Always the chicest way to keep your cool as the temperatures rise, this season you’ll want to reach for any piece as long as it’s in black. Details are everything so look to the perfect fit, luxe fabrics and extra flourishes to finesse your look. Magda Butrym’s thigh-slit skirt, with its oversized flower, is the perfect sexy-meets-sophisticated match for a timeless Baserange bralette – keep styling simple and layer with chunky gold and silver jewellery for of-the-moment appeal.`
The Transitional Jacket
Thanks to the unpredictability of the weather, whatever the season, a lightweight, versatile jacket is a wardrobe essential. For SS23 look to Miu Miu for a cover-up that mixes pared-back chic with a thoughtful dose of practicality – yes, it’s the perfect, functional layering piece but it also looks incredible styled with polished accessories, bare legs and the most micro of minis.
Your effortless answer to low-key style? Keep it simple yet striking with the chic leather shapes set to be the ultimate trophy pieces for SS23 and beyond. The breakout star of the trend - guaranteed to stand the test of time and become a closet stalwart for years to come - is Prada's oversized jacket: easy to wear and fuss-free to style, it will give your look a contemporary edge whether worn with high hemlines in and bare legs in the warmer months, or chunky knits when the temperature falls.
Everyday, Everywhere Denim
Denim has long established itself as one of the most versatile items in our wardrobes c/o it's wear-with-everything nature: find a well-cut jacket and the perfect pair of jeans (be it straight-leg or more relaxed styles) and you’re guaranteed to have them on heavy rotation, whatever the season or setting. Our tip - don’t be afraid to double up and mix contrasting shades.
Sheer doesn’t have to be all about seduction: this is dare-to-bare dressing with a much cooler, less come-hither sensibility. Layer a precisely cut tailored jacket over see-through blouses and dresses and it will lend a just-covered-enough air to take your look everywhere. And underneath? A slip for subtlety, or just a bra and pants if you’re feeling brave.
Photographer: Charlie Gates @ Canvas Represents
Art Director: Kendal Mae Boyle
Editor: Sarah Bonser
Creative Producer: George Stead
Stylist: Chloe Grace Press@ Second Name
Model: Natalia Montero @ Elite
Hair: Tiago Goya @ Home Agency
Makeup: Sara Tagaloa @ Home Agency
Photography Assistants: Tommy Francis, Hugo Chaparro
Digi Tech: Quetzal Garcia
Senior Fashion Assistant: Sally Bottomley
Fashion Assistant: Hadya Tuofiq
Producer: Denise Shenton
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