Falling for the Classics
photography by Pedersen, makeup and hair by Nickol Walkemeyer, models Courtney Visscher and Ryley Norman from Mode Models
Ryley: Le 31 jacket, $275, Le 31 turtleneck, $30, Calvin Klein pullover, $700, J Brand pants, $220, Simons pocket square, $28, all from Simons.
Courtney: Paul & Joe dress, $750, from Simons; bracelet, $150, from Michael Kors; bag, $369, from DKNY
There is a certain nostalgic elegance that comes with the chill in the air that signifies autumn. Other seasons have their unique charms, but nothing is quite as exciting to fashion lovers as building a new fall wardrobe. As the days shorten and the thermometer takes its unavoidable plunge, it is hard to quell the desire to rush off and stock up on cozy sweaters and luxurious outerwear.
Designers are on an unending quest to find the newest thing in fashion each fall. While change is inevitable, the trend making the biggest impact this season is the return to the classic tailoring, warm colours and rich fabrications of colder days gone by. Mod-inspired cuts – reminiscent of the 1960s British Invasion – are everywhere and, instead of playing with outrageous hues and unconventional materials, the city’s best-dressed are sticking with the tried-and-true combinations that made these styles so iconic in the first place.
Tweed trousers, Melton wool overcoats, plaid jackets and cable-knit sweaters in shades of plum, gold and deep red blend beautifully into the transforming landscape that captivates us each fall. Reinvention is what the changing of seasons is all about, but there is a comfort in knowing that the things that we love about fall – its layered warmth and traditions – won’t be going out of style anytime soon.
Z Zegna pants, $365, Le 31 shirt, $88, Le 31 jacket, $275, Le 31 pocket square, $38, Ted Baker bag, $220, all from Simons; Michael Kors watch, $300, from Michael Kors
Le 31 pants, $150, sweater, $60, scarf, $88, all from Simons
Acne Studios sweater, $450, and pants, $495, from Simons; scarf, $94, from DKNY
Sweater, $259, and skirt, $595, from DKNY; necklace, $175, from Michael Kors; bracelet, $115, from Michael Kors
Paul & Joe dress, $750, from Simons; coat, $795, and bracelet, $150, from Michael Kors