Shoot: How to follow fashion using vintage pieces
Creating autumn/winter’s key looks using solely pre-owned pieces - all sourced and styled by Newmarket’s designer and vintage boutique D’ORO - Velvet’s contributing fashion editor Rohiny Belani proves you don’t have to buy new to follow fashion
The new silhouette turning all the heads comes by way of cropped jackets and tops. A far remove from the mini tees of your youth, these short takes are sophisticated and seriously chic. Feeling daring? Pair with second-skin leather pants.
Top/Jacket: Alexander McQueen 2002
Leggings: The Row
Earrings: Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane
Artisanal knitwear, that autumn/winter staple, is worn with statement pleat and plaids and accessories with edge for a look that’s fun as well as fashion. This joyful mash-up is an antidote to the comfort we’ve been wrapped in over the past year. Fashion is
back, and we welcome its energetic and vibrant return.
Top: Yves Saint Laurent black velvet top with its own brooch
Skirt: Yves Saint Laurent tartan skirt
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik special edition open toe heels
Earrings: Vintage gold tone tweed style earrings
When it comes to tailoring this season, think old-school smart. Designers aren’t going halfway: button-downs are layered under vests, over turtlenecks, under jackets, under long coats, over trousers — and sometimes finished with a scarf or a hat. These ensembles are paired not with pumps or sneakers, but ankle boots. In other words, it’s not about subverting the classics - it’s a literal take.
Blazer: Vintage Hermes red equestrian blazer
Top: 1980s Jil Sander off-white silk pussy bow blouse
Leggings: The Row
Scarf: Vintage Hermes pink Brides de Gala
Hat: Vintage Herbert Johnson black trilby
Keep it Cosy
The optimal word to describe fashion in the past year was cosy. Designers are continuing down this path for autumn 2021, but not in the way you would initially think (read: no sweats here). From a cream-coloured wool jacket at Chanel to a tan shearling-lined coat at Chloé to a fuzzy hoodie at Christian Dior, our favourite labels have refined these comfy styles, bringing couture cuts to their designs. The fabrics may indeed be plush and the sizes large, but cosy never looked so good.
Coat: Maxmara Alpaca blend swing coat
Bag: Chanel brown handbag circa 1984
Boots: Jimmy Choo
With the trend de jour short and super-fitted, autumn 2021 is all about the sultry mini. Inspired by Dior’s babydolls and tuxedo dresses, it’s the silhouette of the season. The rule of thumb? Show legs for days!
Top: Red Valentino silk blouse
Skirt: Zadig & Voltaire
Meet the Team
Photographer: Simon Carter - @simonbalancer; simoncarterphotography.com
Model: Rohiny Belani - @asweetrohmance
Hair: Samantha Kay - @makeupbysambridal; makeupbysam.co.uk
Makeup: Joely Richardson - @makeupby_joely; makeupbyjoely.co.uk
Outfits, accessories and shoes: D’ORO, Newmarket - @d.oro_uk; doroboutique.uk
Location: National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket - @nhrmuseum; nhrm.co.uk
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