From the ‘dracket’ (dress-jacket) to the ‘bra-digan’ (see Katie Holmes for more details), fashion hybrids are our latest obsession. So, what’s the appeal? “It’s an innovative way of what I call lazy dressing,” Ida Petersson, womenswear buying director at Browns tells us. “Any designer that covers more than one silhouette in a garment are onto something.” Whilst Balmain and Saint Laurent have been mastering the look for some time now, there’s a new guard of designers nailing 2-for-1 apparel (Alessandra Rich and emerging Georgian designers like Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili, Situationist and Materiel). BURO. decodes the new style power couples to know, and shop, now.
Tell me more: A soft nod to the most viral red carpet look EVER: Billy Porter’s Oscars Tuxedo-Gown? The dress-jacket. Anything that can take us from the boardroom meeting to a bar, with zero outfit changes, gets our vote. For the minimalist, Tibi’s stapled crépe tuxedo mini dress hits the spot. Seek out off-the-shoulder, satin styles for megawatt Out Of Office glamour.
buro. loves: Rotate double-breasted blazer dress, £425 (pictured)
Tell me more: Admittedly, the marmite of fashion hybrids…skirts layered over trousers, aka the trend you thought died in 1992. Today, the AW19 runway reality is arguably a lot more sophisticated. Sacai’s slim-leg pants and skirt combo, is a good entry-level choice without resembling an uber-layered Joey in Friends (‘could I BE wearing any more clothes?). Wear yours with XL knits this winter. On that note – keep scrolling below…
buro. loves: Sacai straight leg wool-blend trousers, £820 (pictured)
Tell me more: We love a statement knit more than the next person. Make way for the scrumper brigade. In short: tying another jumper around your neck as a scarf – et voila! Designers like JW Anderson and ROKH have incorporated the DIY street-style styling trick into pieces, with twisted panels at the front of sweaters that wrap around your neck like a scarf. The cosiest of fashion crossbreeds.
buro. loves: ROKH TIE-FRONT KNITTED JUMPER, £515 (pictured)
Tell us more: The most underrated of garments gets a cool-over for autumn winter 2019. And all it took was a picture of Katie Holmes hailing a taxi, in a $520 cashmere bralette and barely buttoned cardigan from Khaite’s pre-fall 2019 collection. The only time the humble cardi would fall under the NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) category.
buro. loves: KHAITE THE EDA BRALETTE, £506, KHAITE SCARLET CARDIGAN, £1495 (both pictured)
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