In anticipation of the womenswear shows to come, we direct our attention to Pitti and Paris on the hunt for the best looks to 'borrow from the boys' this autumn/winter season
Gucci's colourful coat
On the subject of an impactful autumn wardrobe, few garments pull as much weight as our outerwear – especially when we dare don a colourful coat. Yes, we’ve heard the arguments for more subdued staples in the past, and as a result, we have closets brimming with black basics.
To rectify this, we’re tapping Gucci’s Sabato De Sarno and his dramatically cut coat in a dazzling sky blue. After all, he is a designer who knows the impact of good outerwear, telling Vogue in the review of his menswear collection that: “Every time I buy a new coat, it’s like I’m giving myself a hug.”
JW Anderson's tuxedo shirt dress
If we're to trust Jonathan Anderson, the trouser-less trend is here to stay and deniers will continue to creep into our closets more and more next season – no matter our gender. In a wonderful subversion of the suggestive trend, the British designer proposed an autumn/winter wardrobe with leggy appeal putting most models in hip-skimming sweater dresses and knitted short-shorts we can't wait to see Jacob Elordi or Pedro Pascal in.
That said, at Vogue Scandinavia, we could see no better way to amplify the sultry, genderless charm of sheer tights than with a shirt dress cut oh-so-high.
Zegna's scrunched-up gloves
We all know the value of winter warmers, and next season, it seems we will all be borrowing from the boys when wrapping up for dropping temperatures. Not only did Zegna present a knitted set we can see ourselves in next year, but the Italian powerhouse also piqued our interest with superbly styled gloves.
Extra long and scrunched, Zegna wasn't the only brand to tap this trick with the likes of Dries Van Noten and Givenchy slipping on gloves for the autumn/winter season – pairing this perfect winter accessory with elevated tailoring and relaxed loungewear alike.
SS Daley's preppy layering
While SS Daley was another menswear brand to propose shirt dresses for the autumn/winter '24 season, in the Vogue Scandinavia offices, designer Steven Stokey-Daley's preppy layering caught our eye.
The British label based in Florence already boasts fans like Harry Styles, and now we're seeing ourselves sporting its signature schoolboy style: cleverly quirky while still boasting generic appeal. After all, there's no limit to the many ways we can wear an argyle sweater vest – potentially even pairing it with the aforementioned shirt dress if we're feeling particularly daring.
Dolce & Gabbana's pussy bow blouse
After Dolce & Gabbana's superbly sleek show, tuxedos and smoking came to the forefront of the evening attire we intend to wear. Yes, there were the show-stopping statement (faux) furs and the low-cut tank tops, which undeniably had their appeal. That said, it was the use of the addition of silky pussy bow blouses that blew us away.
Whether it was a nostalgic call back to Saint Laurent's revolutionary Le Smoking or the romantic appeal of a superbly tailored suit juxtaposed by cascading frills that did us in, we can't say. All we know is that we're calling our tailor to get fitted as soon as possible.