“An overcoat in fall’s chicest color is a smart forever buy.”
“Layer a simple knit over a man’s shirt for instant cool.”
“Keep it feminine with high heels and peachy lips.”
Emmanuelle Seigner in blazer and pants by Vanessa Bruno
An oversized, menswear-inspired coat, a boyish shirt, a simple yet luxurious wallet-style clutch... this issue celebrates fall fashion’s walk on the masculine side – a trend that delivers some of the most stylish solutions for work and play.
This week’s cover star, Oscar-tipped French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, is the perfect modern mannish muse. Effortlessly cool in overcoats by Richard Nicoll and Bottega Veneta, slouchy pants by Christopher Kane and brogues by Church’s, she shows just how seductive borrowing from the boys can be – and opens up about her relationship with her husband, film director Roman Polanski.
In Runway To Real Life, the trend’s key pieces – wide-leg pants, the tailored shirt and an oversized
blazer – are given a distinctly feminine twist. And in Style Rethink, Christa D’Souza invites you to inject your look with fall’s chicest color: pure, simple and oh-so-flattering gray. I am coveting Stella McCartney’s billowing coat in the very softest shade of charcoal…
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF
Photograph: Ward Ivan Rafik