Where comfort and style collide.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are once again reiterating the notion that the runways serve the purpose of more than simply showing you what will be available for purchase next season. Designers often hire a stylist solely for the purpose of mixing up their collections and creating innovative ensembles. Moving from the what to the how, they offer inspiration for different outfit formulas to try out as soon as you see fit.
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One of our favorite formulas this past Spring is that of an oversized sweater and a simple midi skirt. For Spring '22, we saw the ensemble on the runways of Miu Miu, Raf Simons, and more. It's actually the inversion of Simon's collaborator Mrs. Prada's uniform, recently memorialized by the Wall Street Journal, of a full skirt and fitted shirt. In this case, the volume lies in the top versus the bottom.
Dries Van Noten;
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Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga
This is something we've seen before from both Dries Van Noten and Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga. Despite the prescriptive notion of the formula, it also provides the wearer with an opportunity to layer. Add a button down or tee beneath the sweater. Add a coat or jacket over the top. You can even trade in your sleeves and opt for a sweater vest in their place. With the bulk on top, we suggest opting for a slimmer shoe to round out the finalized look. Regardless of how you style it, shop the formula's components below.
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