The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Kara KiaFashion editor Viktorija Tomasevic
Clockwise from top left: bustier, Khaite; earrings, Marina B; blazer, Acne Studios; shoulder bag, Gucci; pants, The Row; watch, Cartier; blue sandals, Manolo Blahnik; black mules, Saint Laurent; clutch bag, Chloé; ring, By Pariah

As aesthetes arrive at Art Basel Hong Kong this week, the go-to brands for attendees seeking to elegantly stand out from the crowd are sure to include Khaite and The Row. These cult New York fashion houses have amassed a devoted following for their fresh take on contemporary luxury design. Khaite’s second-skin, python-print bustier, for example, is inspired by David Lynch’s irreverent ’90s film Wild at Heart. Style it for a day of culture and conversation with a chic pair of tonal tailored pants – we love The Row’s ‘Baer’ style, which come in an ultra-versatile shade of mushroom-gray and lend an elevated finish. Complete the outfit with Saint Laurent’s ‘Le Maillon’ mules – the perfect exhibition-to-cocktail-party pair.

To finish the look, enliven the monochrome palette with a pop of color. Connie Parkinson, NET-A-PORTER’s shopping assistant, suggests Acne Studios’ dusty-blue blazer as the ideal pairing. “I’ve started updating my wardrobe for the season ahead,” she says. “Cue excellent tailoring from Acne Studios. The boxy silhouette of the brand’s ‘Jokil’ blazer is certainly a nod to ’70s cool. I throw a blazer over everything from denim to dresses As a wardrobe staple, and I would team this one with tailored pants, mules and a buttery-leather clutch.”

For the all-important precious details that take your look to the next level, Cartier’s ‘Tank Française’ timepiece is the epitome of modern glamour. It’s crafted from 18-karat gold, with a sleek square face that’s lined with brilliant-cut diamonds that would beautifully complement Marina B’s ‘Trisolina Double’ earrings. And when it comes to a new-season bag that you will want to take everywhere, look to Chloé’s ‘Penelope’ clutch. It’s cut from supple brown certified leather that makes it a stalwart for summer styling.

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