Stand out in a vanilla world with a potpourri of patterns. Pair each of these pieces with neutral-hued ensembles for a jolt of style, or wear them all at once for scene-stealing impact.
Polyester vest, wool trousers and leather boots, from Versace. Moncler Grenoble wool top, from Moncler. Socks, stylist’s own.
Stretch your style muscle by clashing two equally bold patterns. Make it work by keeping colours complementary – red and purple, for instance, play well with green and blue.
Silk shirt, silk trousers and leather sneakers, from Louis Vuitton. Socks, stylist’s own.
There is a commonly held belief that fashion requires some kind of pain. This pyjama-style ensemble by Louis Vuitton – in silk, no less – turns that myth on its head.
Polyester jacket, cotton shirt and cotton jogger pants, from Paul Smith. Leather boots, from Versace.
MATTER OF BALANCE
Floral prints aren’t just for spring. Paul Smith’s dark, painterly florals are cheerful with stylishly sinister undertones – and come in a subdued palette that looks tasteful even when worn from head to toe.
Viscose jacket and viscose trousers, from Moschino. Cashmere scarf and leather boots, from Hermes. Socks, stylist’s own.
ALL DONE UP
Wearing hardware to give your look a punk edge is so last decade. Turn that cliche on its head with a tailored suit covered in a zip print.
Cotton shirt, wool trousers and leather boots, from Loewe.
The djellaba-inspired long shirt is a key trend right now. Done in patchwork, it is reminiscent of the quilts grandma used to make – except she probably never dreamed of pairing them with black leather.
Cotton jacket, wool vest and cotton trousers, from Etro. Leather sneakers, from Louis Vuitton. Socks, stylist’s own.
With a flamboyant outfit, you want footwear that’s bold enough to match your prints, but not so loud that it fights them for attention. Think of metallics, like these silver sneakers, as an amped-up neutral.
Moncler Grenoble wool coat, from Moncler. Leather trousers and leather boots, from Hermes. Socks, stylist’s own.
AIN’T NO SLOUCH
Stand out easily with a wool patchwork coat that does not skimp on patterns, textures or colours. Complement with a quietly lush separate, such as leather trousers in a calming grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY VERONICA TAY
STYLING DOLPHIN YEO
ART DIRECTION FAZLIE HASHIM
FASHION ASSISTANT THOMAS HONG
GROOMING JOHN LEE USING KEUNE AND LA MER
MODEL LUCA H / MANNEQUIN