There’s a lot of competition for the accolade of 2023’s coolest bag collaboration, but Mulberry x Stefan Cooke is making a strong case for the top spot. Made using pre-loved bags and embellished with Cooke’s signature bow appliqué, this limited-edition edit is already in low stock. Elsewhere, with temperatures finally feeling autumnal, we’re looking to new season coats, and Cos’s wool iterations are always a high-street failsafe.
It’s not everyday that a Vogue stylist joins forces with an iconic British brand, but this season fashion stalwart, Kate Phelan, has collaborated with Weekend MaxMara to create a 24-piece edit of lust-worthy wardrobe staples. The navy gabardine blazer is *chef’s kiss*. And while we may be transitioning out of summer mode, Birkenstock’s Cannes sandal is still topping our wishlist – it’s the perfect sandal to wear with socks.
We love a good vintage find here at Vogue and, conveniently, this September Matches has created a very tempting edit of secondhand bags in conjunction with pre-owned specialists, Sellier. From Hermès to Chanel, the line-up is well worth a look. Speaking of pre-loved, we’ve also spotted the coolest Dior skirt suit from Hardly Ever Worn It – simply add socks and ballet pumps and you’d never know it hadn’t just walked off the autumn/winter 2023 runways.
We never knew we needed a pair of muddied-up jeans in our lives until we saw Naomi Elizée rocking Acne Studios’s wide-leg pair for our new season outfit formula story. It’s so wrong, it’s right. In more polished territory, meanwhile, is Mango’s leather midi-dress; we love the idea of layering it over an oversized white shirt and adding high-shine loafers for a fun, masculine-meets-feminine ensemble.
Infuse your autumn/winter wardrobe with a little punk spirit with Jimmy Choo’s pointed tartan-clad kitten heels and Prada’s safety-pinned kilt skirt. Finish up the look by simply layering Cos’s double-breasted leather jacket over Vince’s grey wool blend vest. You can also transition the look into the dark depths of winter by swapping in knee-high boots and a roll neck. Westwood would be proud.
Guest In Residence, the knitwear brand founded by Gigi Hadid, is now available on Net-a-Porter, and we’re already making a list of our favourite items. In the top spot? It has to be the oversized rugby shirt in beige and green stripe – a worthy pairing for both maxi skirts and denim. Elsewhere we have Loewe’s squeeze bag, the latest in a long line of It-totes that have embraced a more squashy silhouette. Stylish and practical – a truly winning combination.
There’s something very 10 Things I Hate About You about Dries Van Noten’s crepe de chine shirt dress. We recommend leaning fully into the ’90s spirit by layering it over jeans and a white T-shirt. Similarly, brand-to-know, Puppets And Puppets, has delivered a bag that could be mistaken for a throwback buy thanks to its boxy shape and rose embellishment. Fast forward to the present day, and Loewe and Bottega Veneta have both delivered futuristic designs via metallic leather and blur-effect satin that are sure to pique your interest.
If you loved the return of the miniskirt this summer then you should check out Chopova Lowena’s autumn-ready pleated number, which has become a firm favourite of the fashion crowd (they’re available in midi lengths, too). Miu Miu, another It-girl go-to, has partnered up with flat shoe specialists, Church’s, to create a lust-worthy line of brogues in classic shades of brown and black that will provide the perfect grounding for a floaty dress or skirt.
For those who want to add a pop of colour to their autumn capsule, but can’t quite handle Ferragamo’s fiery red, try the powder blue of Mango’s satin shirt dress – a chic shade to pair with this season’s chocolatey brown. Norma Kamali’s floor-skimming skirt, meanwhile, was born to be worn with a white tee and kitten heel mules for day-to-night drama.
Gucci’s re-issued horsebit bag was all the fashion crowd could talk about after the brand’s autumn/winter 2023 runway show, and we’re happy to report that they have finally dropped. The bag comes in six colourways, but our favourite has to be the classic GG-canvas iteration – a real Noughties throwback moment. Elsewhere, we have Ralph Lauren’s means-business striped shirt, which will bring a Wall Street twist to your favourite jeans.
Dark grey is the new black, according to the autumn/winter 2023 runways, and & Other Stories’s steel-coloured trench coat is a stylish alternative to the traditional beiges that usually dominate this time of year. Throw over Zara’s straight-fit trousers and add a little shine via JW Anderson’s Corner bag and Dries Van Noten’s gemstone-embellished cuff.
Channel The Row this autumn and make red and white your go-to colour pairing. Toteme’s wool sweater and The Row’s cady coat will do the job nicely. Logoed baseball caps are also having a moment, and Alex Eagle Sporty Club’s cream buy gives good retro-sportswear energy – style up with a big-shouldered blazer and low-slung jeans.