January is a month when we’re all in need of a little escapism – which is exactly why the PORTER fashion team has spent the past week shopping for dream dresses. Championed by everyone from Parisian powerhouse Chloé to needle-pushing designer Roksanda and breaking brand Matteau, this season the runways were awash with a variety of terracotta tones reminiscent of sky-splitting sunsets. From mood-enhancing colors to floor-skimming hems and diaphanous fabrics, these dresses are high-impact pieces – but they’re also endlessly wearable. Heading on a far-flung adventure? Layer yours over a one-piece and pair with ’70s-style sunglasses – The Row’s collaborations with Oliver Peoples are top of our wish list right now – for an enviable yet effortless off-duty outfit. After dark, elevate your dream dress with a chic top-handle bag and Bottega Veneta’s cult square-toed sandals – gold makes the perfect accompaniment to these citric shades and pops against sun-kissed skin.
If it’s true investment pieces that really set your heart racing, you can’t get much more iconic than Hermès’ Heure H watch. Founded in 1837, this storied house may be a relative newcomer to the world of fine watches – its timepiece division was launched in the ’70s – but its designs quickly became some of the most coveted on the market. With its classic leather strap – which, unsurprisingly, is butter-soft – and distinctive logo dial, this wear-forever piece strikes the perfect balance between subtle and statement.
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