“What defines luxury for the stylish modern woman? It’s creating a wardrobe that feels as good as it looks. Be it an impossibly soft cashmere knit or a beautiful blanket coat that drapes just so – forget quick-fix fashion, we’re talking stealth statement pieces that stand the test of time.
In the words of the late great Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” It’s a rule that every well-dressed, busy woman should live by. Invest in quality fuss-free pieces that you love and the time saved deliberating over your outfit will mean clearer headspace for tackling day-to-day demands.
Curating your wardrobe (consider it a uniform of sorts) is exactly what Autograph’s head of design Queralt Ferrer had in mind for the autumn/winter 2015 collection. “Think of these pieces as your winter essentials,” she says. “Layering and texture are key this season, so we’ve focused on using the most beautiful fabrics to offer that luxury feeling for every day.”
Relaxed, elegant and contemporary, the range combines a rich autumnal palette with wear-anywhere silhouettes to layer and mix with ease, 24/7. Expect informal tailoring, tactile knits and carefully crafted outerwear (including a highly coveted butter-soft suede trench), all of which provide the perfect building blocks for creating effortlessly stylish armour. And therein lies the key to the art of luxury: elevated essentials to wear now and love forever.
Be it a fine-knit rollneck, a chic cashmere overcoat or autumn’s must-have suede trench, texture is everything this season