Annemarie Schwarzenbach wore many hats—the Swiss beauty was an acclaimed novelist, photographer and traveller whose androgynous mien captured the imagination of those around her. She pushed boundaries with how she presented herself: Schwarzenbach’s predilection for louche suits and sweaters ran contrary to what was deemed acceptable in the ’30s. It was precisely this fearless spirit that led Clare Waight Keller to create her third ready-to-wear collection for Givenchy. Based on the concept of a “genderless union”, the designer utilised traditional menswear tailoring codes to craft feminine tuxedo jackets, which were tucked into high-waisted pants for a utilitarian spin. Evening gowns featured sculptural pleats that resembled wings ready to take flight, as did embroidered and fringed capes for Waight Keller’s league of heroines.
SUNNY - SIDE UP
Remember those ’90s-inspired tiny sunglasses that were all the rage last year? Well, a quick glance at Gentle Monster’s latest collection shows that the trend is here to stay. The Korean brand gave new meaning to the word ‘micro’ by downsizing their lenses on several head-turning styles even further—a reminder that it has perfected the art of engineering cool eyewear that will elevate your outﬁ ts to the next level.
The sunglasses are given an extra point of difference through the ingenious use of colour, which contrasts nicely against the silver frames
High fashion and ﬁnger painting seem like a mismatch, but Marni’s spring/summer 2019 collection proved otherwise. Creative Director Francesco Risso’s inspiration this season focused on the ﬂuidity of the design process, and he gave the presentation visual depth by inserting artistic touches. Delightful and earnest, the clothes came to life with vivid prints that recalled the skill of the human hand, and were showcased alongside abstract bags, shoes and jewellery that resembled the most avant-garde art pieces.
Risso brought a sense of joie de vivre to the collection with brig hues and arresting prints of statues and paintings
The finest and most lightweight knits mean you can now wear the cold-weather essential any time of the year
1. Jil Sander spring/ summer 2019
2. Earrings, Etro
3. Skirt, Maje
4. Bag, Givenchy
5. Sandal, Kate Spade New York
6. Sweater, about $368, Victoria Beckham at Net-a-Porter