Luxurious Textural Pieces to Wear Now & Cherish Forever

Top New Zealand model Jessica Clarke puts heirloom-inspired pieces centre stage, from elegant velvet suiting to romantic lace dresses


Alessandro Michele's clever take on the classic intertwined Gucci logo is showcased in this beautiful full-length lace gown in a vanilla hue, a stand-out piece to be loved and worn forever. Gucci lace dress (POA) and blazer (POA). Miss Crabb straw hat $180. Georgia Alice bralette $369. Clam shell, $95, from Babelogue.

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Bespoke luxury in its simplest form, a hand-knitted sweater made with love is the perfect addition to off-duty dressing. Knuefermann hand-knitted sweater $359. Rebecca Taylor blouse, $650, from Muse. Tiffany & Co. diamond cocktail watch $26,900. Meadowlark 9ct gold and pearl drop earrings $639. Freshwater pearl necklace, $2500, from Graeme Thomson Antique Jewellery. Rosenthal x Versace cup, $579, from Smith & Caughey's.

How do you take delicate lace and rework it into something fresh and modern without compromising on its romantic qualities? Georgia Alice's deceptively simple take on the special occasion lace dress is pitch-perfect, with its sporty collar, flattering cut and brilliant combination of black and blue. Georgia Alice dress $919 and bralette $369. Underground Sundae pearl necklace POA. Louis Vuitton pendant $635. Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti 18ct gold and pearl bracelet $910. Levante hosiery, $30, from Smith & Caugheys. Miu Miu jewel-encrusted sandals $2010.

Every Sloane Ranger-inspired wardrobe includes a classic boucle jacket, made even more romantic with the addition of a frill-neck linen blouse. Isabel Marant Etoile blouse $565 and jacket, $780, from Adorno. Tiffany & Co. diamond cocktail watch $26,900 and 18ct rose gold ring, $2500. Freshwater pearl necklace, $2500, from Graeme Thomson Antique Jewellery. Brass vase, $80, from Babelogue.

A gorgeous cotton velvet suit in chocolate brown works on numerous occasions and around the clock. With the addition of textural pieces like leather gloves, patent pumps and a silk scarf, the options for dressing up a magnificent suit is endless. Wynn Hamlyn blazer $659 and trousers $425. Theory silk pussy-bow blouse, $550, from Muse. Louis Vuitton silk scarf $540 and gold pendant $635. Prada sling-back heels $1525. Shackleford Italian leather Nappa silk lined gloves, $185, from Smith & Caughey’s. Freshwater pearl necklace, $2500, from Graeme Thomson Antique Jewellery.

Elegant yet tough — the dichotomy of traditional and modern is exemplified with a play on texture — a graphic print on classic wool tops and ladylike handbags embellished with tough studs. The new way to wear luxury is with lashings of attitude. Prada blouse $950, sweater $950 and handbag $3780. Jasmin Sparrow earrings $209.

A wool statement coat that works around the clock, from daytime engagements to after five functions, this elegantly cut number in a classic houndstooth check immediately lifts the tone in every situation. Georgia Alice coat $1799. Prada skirt $1375. Chanel sunglasses (POA).

The subtly embossed brocade texture of this Twenty-Seven Names top is one of the most beautiful of the season; with fluted sleeves and harmonious colours, it's the perfect cross-generation wardrobe piece that will stand the test of time. Twenty-Seven Names top $380. Meadowlark freshwater pearl drop earring $439. Marble vase, $160 (set of two), from Babelogue. Rosenthal x Versace dish, $449, from Smith & Caughey's.

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