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Nicolas Ghesquière by nature has always had one foot in the future and Australian designer Pip Edwards is no different. During his tenure at Louis Vuitton, the former has been known to send a girly dress and springy sneaker combo down the runway (Hello, Resort 19’s sneaker knee-highs). It made perfect sense then for stylist Jess Pecoraro to team pieces from LV’s SS20 collection with a sneak peek at new selects coming to Edwards’ label P.E Nation.
In our latest instalment of #InHouseWithGRAZIA – a series where we explore how to style luxury fashion pieces from home – photographer Ashleigh Larden shot Edwards in her Bondi home. “Pip’s vibe is infectious! She is one of the very few people I know who has been in the industry for many years that still has that same excitement for something,” says Pecoraro. “Her style is hard to describe, I don’t think there is one word for it. It’s masculine, cool, effortless, quirky, fashion-forward, classic at times, bold and vibrant – it’s just Pip.”
Just as Edwards’ style description remains un-coined, her ability to mix luxury with high-street remains in its place too: unrivalled. She can pair Louis Vuitton’s A-Line Wrap Skirt’s 70s psychedelic swirls – with structured fit and architectural lines – with a basketball as a prop or a tailored pin-striped, dart-fitted wide leg with a hoodie. “The selected LV pieces were all garments which I thought had a sporty element to them and worked really well with P.E Nation,” says Pecoraro. “The use of stripes, the bold red, the textured vinyl fabric and leather were all stand-outs when making selects. When styling Pip, it’s always a collaborative effort which I really like.”
For Edwards, the pivot to a life in isolation has been challenging albeit an opportunity with its own silver linings. “Between working full-time, home schooling full-time and managing the household chores full-time, my quarantined days have been pretty full,” she says. “The most challenging part of isolation has been the need to create structure and motivation. I usually like to train with an instructor, and I realised that training for me isn’t just a personal fitness challenge, it’s more of a mental connection. Each day I had to dig deep to get into the new way of life. I’ve also really started to enjoy cooking which is a new thing for me.. I never really have had time, nor the patience to cook. Now it’s my favourite thing!”
“The silver lining of isolation was the lack of FOMO! The fact that I could happily stay home and connect with my son, with my work, and be comfortable to be at home and not be anywhere else was great,” Edwards continued. “The time spent with my son, in our space, creating a whole new dynamic and level of commitment to each other has been epic!”
This is Louis Vuitton and P.E Nation, informal and relaxed – at home – with that same sneaker-clad foot still firmly on the gas.
“LV pieces can all be easily worked into someone’s everyday wardrobe,” explains Pecoraro. “The Wide Leg Pants which are a season favourite of mine are a style that can be paired back with a crisp white shirt, a knit and a blazer. The red top is in a stunning lightweight knit fabric which is great for layering under jackets and coats in winter or can be worn as is in the warmer months.
“The knitted vest and skirt are a statement look for the season but can easily be worn as separate pieces. The vest with a loose fit jean and the skirt with an oversized shirt or hooded jumper would be my go-to.”
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