Modern Tailoring | AW’16 Look Book



Modern Tailoring.

It’s the turn of the season which means…Look book time!! Here’s my take on “Modern Tailoring” inspired by an article I read recently at The article is focused primarily on menswear, but hey, I totally appreciate the style so I’m naturally going to go there.

Mixing luxe designer cuts with casual stretch denim, splashes of colour against smart formality is so much fun for transitioning seasons. 

How I like to style this ‘trend’.

It’s all about ‘one for one’ for me. If I’m going for a casual leg, then the designer cut has to come from the top. Same the other way; designer cut from the bottom takes you to casual contrast at the top, that way you get a more striking contrast with what you’re going for.

The beauty of this kind of ensemble too is that it can work seasonally.

In the summer you can lead the way with a comfy, casual skater skirt from your wardrobe, but then really ramp it up with a gorgeous tailored shirt, light and popping with colour.

Speaking of colour…I adore it. A lot of people associate tailored, smart fashion and styling with dark tones like black, charcoal, and navy, but my goodness I can’t help but fall in love with the designers who really focus on throwing in the unconventional pops of vibrance to their “sensible” cuts.

Granted, these don’t work for everyone’s tastes, and sure, it depends on the occasion you’re working with, but I seriously can’t get enough of these sorts of styles. Here’s a few for thought.

Left to Right: Etro Paisley Print Shirt | Lavin Colour Block Shirt | No21 Dot Shirt |  Kenzo Printed Shirt

These are absolutely going to work with a causal trouser too, for example a jean of any colour, or a peg leg, and even the feminine-floaty palazzo. So versatile, so easy to switch up, and still you end up looking sharp as a cheese knife.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

To tie in, I’m super excited to check out the latest catwalk show from Preen Thornton Bregazzi at London Fashion Week this year. The new “Preen” showcase looks super chic with the heavy mix of fabrics which scream more of the “Casual Tailoring” vibe. Check these out for example:

Images taken from the Thornton Bregazzi spotlight page for LFW.

Pretty darn incredible stuff. I love the heavy contrasting too. Thick, loose tops tucked into structured legs, and likewise, loose legs with tailored tuck ins. I seriously adore the splatter of frantic pattern in there too against dark bases. “Deconstructed Chic”, they call it. Perfect.

Now designing six collections a year, with a style that is described as deconstructed chic, with a minimal opulence. Justin and Thea have grown their label from a tiny shop in London to dressing the very best of young Hollywood, and with their designs now stocked in over 25 different countries world wide, Preen is set to go from strength to strength. – LFW


I seriously feel that tailoring trends are going to continue to  be pretty huge this year, and I can’t quite contain how excited I am to be “front rowing” it. I’ll be sure to capture as much as possible of course, and if you’re around for all of the stylist excitement yourself, make sure you say ‘hi’ if you see me flitting around!


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