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sPOTLIGHT ON… FASHION WEEK MUSES

From The Purist to The Fashion Pioneer, we chart the six
style tropes as seen on the streets of fashion week.

Words by Shona Wallace.

the purist

PERNILLE TEISBAEK

As the name suggests, The Purist’s wardrobe revolves around pared-back, impeccably tailored investment pieces. The key labels here are The Row, Jil Sander and Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta – houses that are redefining minimalism for the modern woman. The Purist’s uniform for AW19 comprises clean-cut separates in nuanced neutral shades with luxe textured touches. Her go-to fashion-week look is tailored city shorts, a white T-shirt and a blazer, elevated with statement square-toe pumps and a chunky chain necklace.

THE FASHION PIONEER

EMILI SINDLEV

The Fashion Pioneer’s look is eclectic, yet highly considered, particularly when it comes to colour coordination. Think vibrant printed dresses or 1980s-inspired tailoring with acid-bright accents and chunky-sole trainers. The Fashion Pioneer mixes and matches colourful investment pieces from houses such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Prada, with vintage finds and playful staples from Scandi favourite Ganni.

the warrior

ADA KOKOSAR

Whatever the season, The Warrior woman dresses to command a room. For AW19, this translates as strong tailoring – think exaggerated-shoulder coats by Saint Laurent and razor-sharp suiting from Givenchy and Alexander McQueen. The Warrior has an enviable collection of cinched-waist blazers, animal-print coats and luxe leather pencil skirts, all of which contribute to her signature polished look. Naturally, every outfit is finished with a pair of Midnight 00 pumps to heighten the mood of modern glamour.

THE CURATOR

SUSIE LAU

In every aspect of life, The Curator is driven by creativity and individuality. For AW19, this eclecticism takes the shape of theatrical, colourful pieces with artful detailing – from ruffles to appliquéd flowers – led by labels such as Loewe, Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha. This high-impact approach to dressing is defined by dramatic silhouettes, clashing prints and kaleidoscopic colour. The Curator rarely wears a look straight from the runway, choosing instead to bring in her own personality by way of eye-catching statement accessories.

THE ROMANTIC

EVANGELIE SMYRNIOTAKI

The AW19 collections put a subversive spin on romance. Designers synonymous with femininity, such as Emilia Wickstead and Erdem, have appealed to the rebellious side of the romantic, with The Godfather-inspired drama at the former and beguiling brocade at the latter. Channelling old-school glamour with a distinctly modern edge, The Romantic leans towards classic, inherently feminine pieces with unexpected detailing, such as feathers, leather trims and spiky crystal embellishment.

the free spirit

JEANETTE MADSEN

The Free Spirit embodies a sophisticated bohemian style this season. Her wardrobe is a considered balance of pared-back staples and artisanal, flowing pieces from labels such as Isabel Marant, Jacquemus and Chloé. Natural fabrics, floral prints, tactile fringing and slouchy leather boots all feature in her boho-tinged fashion-week edit.

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