Are there any trends for AW17 that can ease the pain of our ending summer for you?
The colour brown. I’m really looking forward to wearing that again. A beautiful chocolate brown. It’s such a rich hue, but it’s also effortless to combine with other brown tints like camel and beige or with chic blush pink tones. Or with ochre and denim. I could go on easily, so I’m rather confident brown will be my go-to colour and trend this autumn. (laughs) I already bought a boxy, heavy cotton overcoat of Sofie D’Hoore
’s autumn/winter 2017 collection and I can’t wait to wear it. It has oversized buttons and a sturdy look, but I think it will look fantastic combined with a military green or mustard yellow.
Would you be able to pick a favourite brand for this season?
Valentino, I think. Their seventies boots are fabulous. Also, their earrings and beaded necklaces were some of my favourites on the runway. Valentino
continues to deliver strong accessories year after year, and they undoubtedly end up on my wish list. (laughs) I think it’s their usage of colour and the right mix of edgy and sophisticated that makes them so intriguing to me.
Is there a trend that you would never try?
My motto is: never say never. If I’m honest, the intergalactic trend this season will probably pass me by though. Those glossy metallics and prints… They aren’t that flattering for every body type. I try to be aware of that when I’m picking out items for myself. I might love the trend, but I need to keep my own body and aesthetic in mind. In fashion, you can go crazy, but my ultimate advice is to keep things flattering and elegant. Then everything works.