The Classics: Shirt Tales

When it came to shooting Equipment’s A/W 2014 campaign CEO/designer Serge Azria took a rather unorthodox approach. He championed Daria Werbowy as model, stylist and photographer, commissioning the creative to shoot self portraits over a two week period at her home in Ireland. Each shot projects the model’s relaxed, sensual style, while exploring eight different personas – whether she’s wearing the label’s classic men’s pinstripe or the ultimate, nude silken body skirt.

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FP Destination: Mayfair Mini Market

Ice cream and Anya Hindmarch bags? You don’t have to twist our arm.

For the next three months London’s Mount Street will host Anya Hindmarch’s ‘Mini Mart’ pop-up shop, featuring all matter of wearable culinary delights from ‘Frosties’ cereal clutches to ‘Custard Cream’ biscuit bags.

Inspired by the creative’s love of everyday objects, and especially those of the supermarket kind, Hindmarch’s A/W 2014 runway collection is without doubt the healthiest way to carry these extra carb calories.

And on that note, run in to get your ice cream while they last – there’s 99 to be had for the store’s 99 Mount Street address.

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Trending: Off Hues

Whatever happened to the concept of colour matching?  That age old styling rule guide that had our grandmother’s smiling and the savvy fashion industry promoting our endless search (both in labour and expense) for the perfect coordinating hues. Aka a red lip to match a red shoe. A green scarf to pick up a green skirt.

But leading on from Phoebe Philo’s alternate colour palette that’s seen murky shades like maroon, rust and olive successfully paired with oranges, nudes and cobalt blues, these few past there’s been a colour revolution brewing as we’ve also come to appreciate the skill involved in teaming slightly off-kilter hues.

The best way to make sure that you don’t go too off piste? Mix them back with a wardrobe staple like denim or military fatigues – just as Laura Bailey and Dasha Zhukova do here. These clothing archetypes give a grounding to any otherwise experimental colour plays.

Moving away from solitary Pop-hues, refeshingly it’s now the secondary shades that are heating up fashion’s autumn colour wheel.

Trending: Cargo Cool

Let’s call it troop Parisienne, as editors from Vogue France to Vogue Australia stepped up to Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing’s A/W 2014-15 challenge and sent out a united military mandate. Meanwhile, on Rousteing’s runway cargo pants were given a silken update, while skirts had a Romanesque gladiatorial feel.

The main difference this time around is the quality of fabrics that are being enlisted into urban boot camp, so sadly our cotton Gap cargoes just won’t cut the mustard in platoon 2014. Instead, the latest memo orders up one key khaki piece worked back with everyday tailored wardrobe faves. Luckily, army green looks great with all matter of neutrals, and especially with navy.

Go downtown by pairing a parka with grunge checks, or uptown in a polished officer’s jacket. The latter also looks rather handsome as a cinched coat dress.