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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST STYLE SPY

This week: discover J.W.Anderson’s crochet collection, embrace high-octane glamour and meet shoe designer Samuel Failli.

Words by Alice Jeffery.

SPOTLIGHT ON

J.W.ANDERSON CROCHET CAPSULE

Embrace a sense of folkish charm as J.W.Anderson reworks colourful crochet in an exclusive collection for MATCHESFASHION.COM. Taking inspiration from the crocheted pieces shown on the runway for AW17 London Fashion Week Men’s, the capsule sees ready-to-wear and accessories adorned with homespun details.

The Hot 5

1. SHOP MM6 BY MAISON MARGIELA

Channel MM6 By Maison Margiela’s relaxed aesthetic in a pair of high-rise, wide-leg jeans.

MM6 BY MAISON MARGIELA High-rise wide-leg jeans
2. EXPERIENCE IMMERSIVE SOUND IN ISRAEL

Sound and Matter in Design brings a sensual experience to Israel’s Design Museum Holon. The new exhibition explores the idea of sense and sight in sound through interactive displays. Until 28 October 2017; dmh.org.il

3. SEE INSIDE MATISSE’S WORLD

London’s Royal Academy of Arts gives a glimpse inside the mind of French artist Henri Matisse. Matisse in the Studio documents his eclectic personal objects and explores the influence they had on his works. Until 12 November 2017; royalacademy.org.uk

4. TRY NEW FLAVOURS IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s already eclectic dining scene recently welcomed Etta. Sleek concrete walls and exposed brick marry with modern-Australian fare to create a new neighbourhood favourite on Brunswick’s Lygon Street. ettadining.com.au

5. WEAR AN INNOVATIVE SILHOUETTE

Refresh your wardrobe with Palmer//Harding’s idiosyncratic take on shirting. The dramatic silhouette pairs perfectly with straight-leg denim and point-toe mules.

PALMER//HARDING Off-the-shoulder flocked cotton-blend shirt

TREND WATCH
RETURN TO GLAMOUR

Embrace high-octane glamour as sequins, brocade and embellishments adorn eveningwear this season. Be bold and bookmark Halpern, Galvan and Erdem for all that glitters.

EDITOR’S PICK

SHADES OF GREEN

From classic military hues to sumptuous shades of emerald and punchy citrus tones, green is the must-buy colour this season. Choose a statement coat by Simone Rocha or opt for elegant accessories from The Row and Saint Laurent.

10 minutes with…

SAMUELE FAILLI

Having established his career designing shoes at houses including Prada, Tom Ford and Saint Laurent, Samuele Failli launched his namesake label at Milan Fashion Week in February. The Style Report learns more about his approach to design...

Why did you decide to launch your own label?
‘It was always my dream to do something on my own. I was always asking myself how would it feel if my name was on the label? I wanted to experience that feeling and now I finally have.’

How would you describe your design DNA?
‘The overall idea is to make timeless pieces; shoes that are beautiful on their own and do not need a specific outfit to be understood. I want to create shoes that are desirable, sexy but never vulgar.’

Who is the Samuele Failli woman?
‘I create shoes for women who like to feel cool, fierce and confident. I'd like to think that my shoes are made for powerful, sexy woman who are not scared to show who they really are and what they want from life.’

What is always on your mood board?
‘Vintage Charles Jourdan and Roger Vivier to name some. I am inspired by many things, including music and movies of course, but a good idea can come from anywhere so I pay attention to what is around me.’

You have amazing experience within the fashion industry. What has been the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
‘Fabio Zambernardi, the design director at Prada and my mentor once told me: always push the boundaries of creation, it is better to go back down than struggle to go up!’

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PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTWORK: JOANNA VESTEY, TOMMY CLARKE, THE ITALIAN WOMAN, HENRI MATISSE, 1916, COURTESY OF SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM.

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