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Covid curveball: Gen Z is craving Wall Street style



Yasmin le Bon channelling Wall Street style in Elle France

Can’t say I saw this coming. But maybe I should have.

Apparently, we’re about to see a wave of ironic yuppie dressing In the form of nostalgic backward glances to 80s power dressing via the wardrobe departments of The Crown, American Psycho and Wall Street.

While lockdown 1.0 had everyone (but me) wearing sweats and Birkenstocks, it seems young people are feeling deprived of the corporate armour they may never get to experience. Maybe it’s true then, that suiting and booting can improve your confidence and thus your performance. Not gonna lie, I have pictures of late 80s Linda Evangelista and Yasmin Le Bon on my Pinterest ‘vision boards’ for when I need a motivation boost (alongside fantasy corner office desks).

Time for a Donna Karan revival?

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IMAGE: Yasmin Le Bon chanelling Wall Street style, Elle France
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Perfect pairing: Levi’s and Agnès b



Agnes b jumper with Levi's jeans

The clocks just went back so I’m bracing myself for the next few months of brutal weather (alongside everything else). Come on Britain, we can get through this! My cold weather coping strategies? Sweaters, blankets and sugar. I don’t really have any major vices, so I’ll be drowning my lockdown sorrows in Dr Pepper and Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate. Oh and I found the perfect oversize sweater last spring that’s going to be my constant companion for winter – Agnès b’s cashmere AB jumper. (more…)



[UPDATED] Shop the post: Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander is back



Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

[UPDATED – It’s launched! Click to shop below…]

I was brutally critical of the last Uniqlo X Jil Sander collection. I tried on a few pieces in store, found the cut and quality lacking and didn’t give it a second chance. That was 11 years ago. Now it’s time for Uniqlo +J mark two.

The men’s and women’s collection launches just launched in stores and online on 12th November and looks flawless. Prices range from £24.90 to £299. My standouts are the Hybrid Down Short Coat* (£159.90) and Hybrid Down Jacket* (£109.90), the Cashmere Blend Collarless Coat* (£199.90), the Fine Gauge Cashmere Crew Neck* (£89.90) and the Supima Cotton Stand Collar Shirt* (£34.90). The trousers sound promising but I can’t see them properly on the model.

Interesting, but not altogether surprising that there’s no athleisure or ‘bleisure‘ (business-leisure) wear included, as while they may be Covid-relevant, sweats were never a Sander thing. But overall it looks timeless and well made and should chime with the current ‘elevated basics’ zeitgeist.

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Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander

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Shop the post: AMI Paris womenswear AW20



AMI Paris AW20 womenswear

I’ve spent a good few years fawning over AMI Paris’s menswear, so it’s great to see the fully realised womenswear come to pass. This sort of ‘vetements‘ offering is what the French do really well. The perfect trouser, blazer, sweater etc to create your basic ‘garconne‘ wardrobe to personalise as you see fit. Watch out A.P.C!

Of particular interest to me is the outerwear. (more…)