These days, leaving the house feels like an occasion – so you might as well dress for it in the season’s most striking statements.
CLOTHES COTTON TRENCHCOAT, COTTON SHIRT AND VISCOSE-POLYESTER TURTLENECK, FROM BOTTEGA VENETA.
A Mental Reset
If you have been ensconced at home for the past few months and repeatedly wore the same T-shirts and elastic-waisted bottoms, well, we get it. With the arrival of September – a key fashion month – coupled with how simply going out can feel like a special occasion these days, it's time to dust off your fancy clothes and nice watches, and paint the town red.
Wool jacket with metal statement safety pin, wool pullover and latex turtleneck top, from Givenchy.
Turn traditional tailoring on its head with unexpected additions inspired by other subcultures, such as an outsize safety pin straight out of the punk playbook or a playfully risque latex top.
Velvet jacket, wool sweater and leather trousers, from Gucci. Givenchy metal spectacles, from W Optical.
SHOW OF METAL
If you’re a tad tired of all the casual shorts you’ve been wearing while working from home, these silver trousers might just be the sartorial shock your system needs.
Silk twill shirt and silk twill trousers, from Prada. Eyewear by David Beckham metal spectacles, from W Optical. Leather sneakers, from Hermes.
HAVE IT ALL
A smart suit (of sorts) that looks and feels as comfy as pyjamas – who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
Cotton trenchcoat, cotton shirt and viscose-polyester turtleneck, from Bottega Veneta.
GOT YOU COVERED
Someday, we will travel again. In the meantime, prepare for that day with beautiful outerwear such as this richly hued trench.
Wool suit and cotton shirt, from Ermenegildo Zegna.
AGAINST THE GRAIN
In the new normal, rulebooks everywhere are being rewritten. A suit with a bold zig-zag pattern feels like the right outfit for these unconventional times.
Polyester parka, wool jacket, wool trousers and leather bag, from Valentino.
Streetwear meets tailoring, and suiting gets a softer silhouette as Valentino continues to explore the appeal of contradictions.
Wool pea coat, polyester jacket, wool suit and cotton shirt, from Burberry.
Why limit pink to just a shirt? Take things to the next level with a pink statement piece – and if you dare, mix it with even brighter hues and prints.
STYLIST ASSISTANT THOMAS HONG
GROOMING JOHN LEE, USING CHANEL DE BOY AND KEUNE
MODEL SPENCER LEE / MANNEQUIN