Picture / Guy Coombes.

New Season Fashion Is All About the Individual

The most interesting of new season pieces appeal to the independent spirit

THEME FROM MAHOGANY (Above)
A graphic animal print on a classic bow blouse takes an otherwise conservative skirt suit to the next level. Vintage Bonwit Tella skirt suit, $450, from The Mercantile Store. Helen Cherry blouse, $398, from Workshop. Mimco earrings, $99.90, and bracelet $90. Jessica Aggrey 18ct gold plated stack rings $115 (set of seven). Karen Walker Jewellery gold band $749. Louis Vuitton chain handbag $5950.

GRAND DESIGNS
Like Pre-Raphaelite painting, these billowing teracotta-coloured sleeves are autumn’s romantic detail of choice. Mahsa blouse $420. Kate Sylvester leather dress $1200. Jessica Aggrey earrings $160.

ON AND ON
Layer up with a bold knit vest that will give you plenty of mileage, from work to weekend. Prada vest, $1565, silk shirt, $1685, veil scarf, $495, silk organza skirt, $2375, leather handbag, $4100, and earrings $880.

NATURAL WOMAN
Challenge yourself with an interesting dress. An overskirt offers a layering effect that’s thoroughly modern. Lucilla Gray dress, $650, and overskirt $200. Vintage shirt, $180, from Wixxi. Rowan Panther Muka earrings, $1200, from Fingers. Karen Walker Jewellery gold band $749.

EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING
A suede trench offers plenty of opportunity to play with interesting layers and lengths. Deadly Ponies trenchcoat (made-to-order) $2345. Paula Ryan dress $660. Taylor pants $447. Louis Vuitton scarf $520. Kath Inglis PVC earrings, $220, from Fingers. Harman Grubisa Mongolian fur stole $450. Mi Piaci heels $240. Jessica Aggrey earrings, $215.

AND ALL THAT JAZZ
A plum coloured suede jacket will make anyone smile. Wynn Hamlyn jacket $1050. Vintage blouse, $49, from Deadman Vintage. Ingrid Starnes skirt $289. Jessica Aggrey earrings $215. Louis Vuitton ID necklace $920. Brixton hat $169.90. Citta Design chair $249.

FEELING GOOD
Denim never gets old, especially when it's been re-worked into something special. Karen Walker jacket, $485, and jeans $505. Vintage blouse, $49, from Deadman Vintage. Jessica Aggrey earrings, $215. Pearl choker model’s own.

SMOOTH OPERATOR
A collarless coat with an oversized button is an elegant outwear proposition. Penny Sage coat $650. Zambesi blouse $600 and pants $495. Ruby earrings $39. Mimco bangle set $129. Jessica Aggrey 18ct gold plated stack rings $115 (set of seven). Karen Walker Jewellery gold band $749.

Photographer: Guy Coombes. Fashion Editor: Dan Ahwa. Model: Bianca Paulus from Milkshake Models. Hair and make-up: Kath Gould using M.A.C Cosmetics and Redken. Stylist’s Assistant: Phoebe Bellavista.

Stockists: Brixton, Citta Design, Deadman Vintage, Fingers (09) 373 3974, Harman Grubisa, Helen Cherry (09) 303 3735, Ingrid Starnes, Jessica Aggrey Jewellery, Kate Sylvester, Lucilla Gray lucillagray.com, Louis Vuitton 0800 586 966, Karen Walker, Mahsa, Mimco (09) 361 5071, Mi Piaci, Paula Ryan, Penny Sage, Prada (09) 3667 121, Ruby, Taylor (09) 376 6544, Wixxi, Wynn Hamlyn, Zambesi (09) 303 1701.

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