Darren Kennedy: Try oversized blazers for slouchy chic
Virgil Abloh's debut collection for Louis Vuitton was a veritable who's who of fashion world A-listers, and the Ghanaian- American designer certainly made a striking first impression. Presenting a collection that was undeniably descended from his Off-White origins, Abloh's designs for Louis Vuitton blended cutting-edge streetwear with high-end luxury, where style and practicality form an unlikely, but welcomed, union.
Prevalent on nearly every runway piece were his attention-grabbing accessories, upholstered onto his garments. From tiny card holders to larger bags and wallets, they almost became surplus pockets. In some cases, the accessories took centre stage and became the garments themselves. The trend plays into the Nineties revival which has been gaining increasing traction in recent seasons. Virgil's collection also championed another Nineties trend, with multiple tonal looks - particularly loosely cut tailoring - worn in head-to-toe looks in white, camel, red and pale blue: something we can all take inspiration from for party season.
Juliette Lewis is leading the charge on the pyjama-meets-tailoring trend in this silky Haider Ackermann
AW 2018 suit. She’s owning the double-breasted jacket, in an oversized slouchy style — and the rust tone is just perfect on her.
One for the boys
Always planning ahead, the clever folk at Mr Porter have only gone and combined a bunch of their favourite products in a '12 Days of Grooming' kit. It comes housed in a compact presentation gift box and is packed with everything a man needs to counter the inevitable effects of the festive season, including Dr Dennis Gross' Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel, which contains hyaluronic acid, caffeine and Caribbean gorgonian extract to replenish moisture and minimise dark circles. Exactly what your peepers need the morning after the night before. €179.89, mrporter.com
Wearing several shades of the same colour from head to toe is a fast track to elevate any outfit, as it immediately makes you look polished and pulled-together. There's something quietly cool about sporting multiple pieces in the same shade.
Evan heeled boots, €795, Gianvito Rossi, Brown Thomas