Over and Under:
Refined Layers, Recombined
Rustic herringbone tweed over crisp cotton poplin. Pinstripes beneath a flourish of fur. The meeting of raw-edged denim and soft, silky mink. Layering provides not only added insulation but also the opportunity to mix rather than match textures and silhouettes. Start with pieces distinguished by their tactility—from a felted wool variation on Protagonist’s signature deconstructed turtleneck to Proenza Schouler loafers in velvety Italian suede—and then combine them in unexpected ways.
The pairing of an artfully seamed sweater and gently faded jeans gains instant polish from sleek suede loafers and an understated jacket that closes with a row of silvery snaps in place of buttons. The ultimate textural touch comes in the outermost layer: a coat crafted of soft, lightweight Toscana shearling that reverses to smooth black leather.
Exquisitely crafted and especially touchable pieces take on new dimension when combined with other textures. Frayed denim and Chantilly lace? Even better together.
Joseph Altuzarra’s high-necked yet sheer blouse in black Chantilly lace becomes a delicate, feminine foil for a relaxed v-neck sweater with a perforated bib. Adding to the play of textures is the plush mink of a jacket made modern by a clean neckline and bracelet-length sleeves.
Pallas Junon Double-Breasted Jacket
Altuzarra Carnegie Shirt
Tabitha Simmons Alexa Flat
High-contrast lines on fluid silk meet their nuanced yet structured counterpart in a pinstriped jacket from Pallas. Both are enveloped by a forest green coat constructed on a boldly modern scale, with gleaming metal accents matched by a face-flattering collar and outsized cuffs. Elegant black flats keep the look grounded.
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Bok-Hee at Streeters
Makeup Maki Ryoke at Tim Howard Management
Model Frederikke Sofie at DNA Models
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