Art of Style

The look: Timeless tailoring

Blazer Arjé; sunglasses Prada; top Le 17 Septembre. Look 1: Bracelet Monica Vinader; skirt Joseph; bag Bottega Veneta; sandals Simon Miller. Look 2: Earrings Chan Lu; pants Arjé; bag Gucci; shoes Bottega Veneta

Over the past few years, the fashion industry has made big steps to become more sustainable, and while that admittedly broad term can encompass everything from using organic fabrics to ensuring the supply chain is transparent, ultimately it starts with great design. Take Le 17 Septembre’s elegant draped blouse: this striking piece doesn’t nod to passing trends – its exquisite construction means you’ll wear, and cherish it, for years to come. Paired with louche suiting courtesy of New York label Arjé and finished with classic camel-toned accessories, it’s an effortless way to put a feminine spin on your nine-to-five look. When it’s time to clock off, swap slacks for a sophisticated pleated skirt, finishing with ’90s-inspired strappy sandals and a slick of bright red lipstick. You’ll be ready for wherever the evening takes you…