Fashion insiders will recognise the name Vanessa Seward. The Argentinian designer honed her fashion career in Paris where she worked for various maisons including Chanel and YSL before becoming artistic director of French fashion house Azzaro in the mid noughties. In 2011 she began a long-term collaboration with cult clothing brand A.P.C (Atelier de Production et de Création) which features luxe classics injected with a French twist (think androgynous tailoring and rock chic basics).
This season she finally branches out on her own with her namesake brand that will no doubt resonate with women thanks to its wearability (it’s also inspired by some of her designs for A.P.C). The look is elegant and feminine, with a fosuc on wardrobe staples imbued with thoughtful details – one of her signatures - such as enamel buttons, grosgrain trims and gold hardware. The price point meanwhile is contemporary so anyone can indulge.
The debut collection for autumn/winter 2015 may bring to mind the 1970s, but the overall look is definitely casual Parisian chic. Cue printed shirtwaist dresses, tailored denim and touches of lame. Look out for luxe essentials such as the stretch denim blazer and cape, leather pencil skirts (in a beautiful shade of Bordeaux), pussy bow blouses and turtlenecks with ruffled necklines.
Perfect for the autumn, n’est ce pa?
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