The Outside World:
Beautifully Textured Top Layers
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
A fuzzy halo of shearling, classic indigo denim, lustrous black satin, a twill tape bow. Textural touches add new dimension to even the most familiar outerwear silhouettes, and this fall, designers boldly mixed materials—washed cotton with plush coyote fur, rugged leather and buttery calfskin—to offer a refined take on embellishment.
“Creative direction is not sitting and designing an entire collection,” says Jonathan Anderson of J.W. Anderson and Loewe. “For me, it’s about editing and making a script.” Tactile accents continue to propel his artful plots.
Inspired by streamlined shapes of the 1970s, a classic denim jacket reveals its feminine side in a long, lean silhouette that extends to a matching snap-front skirt.
I like the look of something, not necessarily the object. I don’t go, ‘Oh, it’s a three-button jacket.’ It’s more like, ‘I like that image, I like that character, I like how it is.’ Jonathan Anderson
This fall, look to heathered neutrals that are at once warm and cool. Uruguayan-born, New York-based designer Gabriela Hearst puts tradition over trends in pieces crafted from “uncompromising, noble materials” such as merino wool, cashmere, and yak.
Refine a chunky knit with high boots or sleek satin. Protagonist’s double-faced bomber is a truly seasonless topper, with sculptural sleeves accented by broad cuffs.
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Tamara McNaughton at Streeters
Makeup Stevie Huynh at Bryant Artists
Model Julia Hafstrom
Explore another chapter in The Stories:
Feminine Denim: The Patina and Poise of Khaite Jeans