The best of British design takes center stage at London Fashion Week, with the city being a pioneer for innovative, emerging designers as well as established names with a fresh approach. One such label is JW Anderson, which is globally renowned for combining masculine and feminine elements in classic pieces with bold details. Marquessa Whyte, NET-A-PORTER’s fashion editor, describes the brand’s ‘Bumper’ coat as a winter staple with an accessible touch of avant-garde.
“JW Anderson has reimagined the classic pea coat with this ‘Bumper’ double-breasted, wool-felt design,” says Whyte. “The flattering A-line silhouette and structured tubular piping (a signature across the brand’s ‘Bumper’ styles) make this piece a standout winter staple. JW Anderson’s flair for distinctive details and playful elements brilliantly illustrates how a wardrobe essential needn’t be uninteresting. This unique coat is an investment piece that guarantees to keep you both warm and stylish.” Complement the smart tailoring with Burberry’s structured shoulder bag, or pair with Simone Rocha’s pearlescent ‘Heart’ clutch for dressier occasions.
When seeking the perfect piece for going ‘out-out’, look to Supriya Lele. The British-Indian designer is influenced by her cross-cultural heritage and Y2K style, and her eponymous label is often worn by Rihanna, Dua Lipa and model Jourdan Dunn. The brand’s versatile draped jersey skirt debuted on the FW22 runway and features a sensuous diaphanous layer over a mini skirt. Style it with Church’s ‘Alexandra’ boots for a rebellious take on after-dark dressing and complete the look with Richard Quinn’s dark florals. For a more laid-back feel, an oversized sweater in a tonal shade of blue makes an ideal pairing.
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