Investment bonds Last week, Sylvia Fendi herself graced our shores to celebrate the opening of her brand’s new boutique in Westfield Sydney City Centre’s luxury precinct. While her statement accessories tend to steal the limelight (much like the furry Fendirumi characters who flew in with her for the Sydney party), we’ve got hearts in eyes for this season’s ready-to-wear, created by long-term womenswear designer and family friend, Karl Lagerfeld. This A-line satin skirt with skewed hemline? Wearable investment art.
Fendi, Striped Silk-Blend Skirt, $2680 from MyTheresa. SHOP NOW
BURGANDY BAGS Whether you call it burgundy, deep claret, ox blood or even red mahogany, bottom line is this hue is still the hottest thing for handbags this winter 2017. As extra click incentive, note: Mansur Gavriel’s saddle bag is a brand-new shape for the cult brand, as is Mulberry’s Tyndale bucket-shape offering.
Mansur Gavriel Calf Saddle Bag in Burgandy, $1250 at My Chameleon. SHOP NOW
MULBERRY, Tyndale Burgundy Small Classic Grain, $2200. SHOP NOW
Calvin Klein, Workman Calf Triple Compa Crossbody in Ox Blood, $385. SHOP NOW
Time for a cult collab The kings of cool have collaborated with the king of everyday costume watches. The result, this Fossil x Opening Ceremony limited edition electronic watch that features a quirky, see-through dial with raised indices that make it look like the leather strap goes straight through the middle. Comes in black leather with a silver face and tan leather with gold at Fossil stores in Sydney’s QVB and Melbourne’s Emporium and Chadstone centres.
Fossil x Opening Ceremony, Two-hand luggage leather watch, $329. SHOP NOW
STATEMENT SLEEVE Given shirting and head-to-toe denim are two of the biggest trends of impending winter, this button-up tencel style by Colombian designer-of-the-moment Johanna Ortiz ticks multiple boxes. The only place you’ll find it is New York-based online retailed Moda Operandi, which is a treasure trove of spectacular fashion and does deliver to Australia.
Johanna Ortiz, Maxmiliana Shirt, $665. SHOP NOW
Blue Eyed Baby In fashion terms, 2017 is the year of the amped-up peacock piece. What does that mean? Subtle and classic is fine, provided you add at least one look-at-me statement, be it a radical bag, OTT earrings or an extra high thigh boot. Our showpiece of choice? This week, these spectacular titanium frame shades.
Dita, Creature Blue Mirror Sunglasses, $755. SHOP NOW
SHOE’S THE BOSS Never has there been a better case for dressing from the feet upward. These Italian-made calfskin sailboat heels by Thom Browne are part whimsy, part wearable artwork and 100 percent conversation starters.
Thom Browne, Tricolor Funmix Sailboat Icon Heels, $1510. SHOP NOW
practical and pretty Have you heard of Tech Knit? It’s one of Nike’s signature fabrications, ideal for hoodies and pants given its super soft and stretchy, but still on the thicker side. Each year, the brand releases a hero product made from the luxe material. Say hello to 2017’s collectible: a cropped grey hoodie zip-up, which looks just as at home with jeans and heels, or under a leather jacket, as it does workout leggings. If embellished’s more your bag, you’ll love this sequinned grey knit offering from French Connection. Why not swing between both?
NIKE, Tech Knit Women’s Jacket in Charcoal Grey, $285. SHOP NOW
French Connection, embellished Grey knit jumper, $100. shop Similar
Love Notes By Charlotte’s tiny rope friendship bracelets are like a subtle handshake for fashion editors: a sign of being in-the-know with this Australian jewellery brand that’s quickly gathering momentum. This tan offering is a new shade of string that’s ideal for everyday. Likewise, the new divine moonlight necklace is a new style set to eclipse the popular lotus style seen so often as subtle everyday neck bling of choice for style circles. So pretty, so meaningful. Also come in silver and yellow gold.
By Charlotte, Rose Gold Be My Love Blush Bracelet in Tan, $79. SHOP NOW
By Charlotte, Rose Gold Divine Moonlight Necklace, $259. SHOP NOW
COLLARED ANIMALS Consider it the Gucci effect, but wearing your heart on your sleeve is so last season. Show the world you wild side by wearing some attitude on your collar instead. And if red is the colour of the AW17 season, then surely tigers must be equivalent motif. The best thing about this detachable cotton collar (apart from price)? It’s hand-washable.