The Mood

Laid-Back Luxury

Luxury is not all about tight dresses, shiny sequins and marvellous stilettos. Craftsmanship, delicate fabrics and well-cut pieces are at the forefront of the opulence trend, with a comfy vibe and an athleisure-inspired touch. 

by Karin Cuppens

Seen on the runway

This season, embrace comfort and ease by opting for one of these silhouettes shown on the AW17 runways. Marc Jacobs dressed his models in elegant wide-legged trousers paired with a chunky knit and topped off with shoes that are made for walking. The high neck and tracksuit stripes ooze a urban outdoor feeling in accordance with the season's autumnal pastimes. On the other side of the athleisure spectrum, there was Dion Lee showing full-on velvet ensembles, complete with oversized puffer jackets, black sporty hoodies and fur slippers. The blue colour of the opulent fabric embodied a dazzling state of luxury. Chloé designed tracksuit trousers with multiple colours and a real athletic feel due to the cut and the elastic belt. The look was completed with a short jacket and a pair of heels. All in the spirit of sporty chic.
From left: Dion Lee, Chloé, Marc Jacobs

Translated to the streets

 On a different styling note, a distinct hint of laid-back allure roamed the streets. Wide-legged trousers were paired with style-savvy sneakers while studded accent pieces punctuated the fuss-free allure. The acclaimed tracksuit-inspired trend took a right turn as velvet materials boasted unabashed blocks of colours. And while it was drawstring waists that tied in the look, lateral stripes truly reigned. All-black silhouettes were complemented with crisp whites, while a sassy triumvirate donned red trousers. Paired with a high heel, the look proved to be a perfect blend of class and comfort. With a light nod to the fanny pack’s Nineties heyday, Gucci took a couture approach to the long-gone staple, updating everything from maxi dresses to fitted suits with the waist-cinching hold-all.

On The White Track

Both wearable and wantable, our whitest and brightest are something you won’t want to miss.



Enwrap yourself in one of these rich, heavy duty knits and peruse right into frostier times.


The Cropped Jacket

Reintroducing the cropped jacket. Make use of the transitional season and reintegrate that old-but-new favourite staple into your autumn wardrobe.