This Archival Edit Of Vintage Fashion Will Inspire Your Office Attire

Hairstylist Benjamin James of Ryder salon and photographer Luke Foley-Martin share this shoot featuring fashion from local designer boutique Scotties' archive


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The appeal of a well-made garment is enduring, as shown by this shoot featuring pieces sourced from the archive of Auckland boutique Scotties. A collaboration between Ryder salon hairstylist Benjamin James and photographer Luke Foley-Martin, the five shots feature pieces by New Zealand designers like Marilyn Sainty and Kathryn Wilson, and international fashion houses and Scotties staples Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Margaret Howell. The latter three make up the clothing in this look; timeless yet unique, it’s perfectly appropriate inspiration for a summertime working wardrobe. Channel 80s bohemia with a softly oversized shirt, streamlined with earthy slacks — dungaree strap optional.

Photo / Luke Foley-Martin

A DRESS

A well-cut dress will last the distance, and is indispensible in a working wardrobe. This one was designed by iconic New Zealand designer Marilyn Sainty and take note: long sleeves and a body-skimming shape are appropriate for all seasons.

Brooklyn wears Marilyn Sainty dress and Kathryn Wilson slides.

Photo / Luke Foley-Martin

A WHITE SHIRT

While soft and billowing has been the trend for quite some time now, for your next shirt purchase, why not embrace the polished simplicity of a fabric with a bit of weight to it? Local label Harris Tapper began offering only shirts, and founders Lauren Tapper and Sarah Harris Gould still cut a damn good button-down.

Brooklyn wears Harris Tapper shirt and Issey Miyake pleated trousers.

Photo / Luke Foley-Martin

Photographer / Luke Foley-Martin. Makeup artist / Hannah Richards. Hair / Benjamin James. Model / Brooklyn from Unique Model Management.

Styling sourced from Scotties archival sector.

A COAT

It doesn't feel like it right now, but winter will roll around soon enough, and a great coat is essential. One like this vintage Dolce & Gabbana double-breasted overcoat is pleasingly oversized, sure to fit all manner of layers underneath.

Brooklyn wears Dolce and Gabbana jacket coat and Kathryn Wilson slides.

Photo / Luke Foley-Martin


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