Turn towards old-school femininity, remixed for now


Sweater, Zimmermann

Call it a reaction to the burgeoning streetwear scene, but fashion has taken a turn towards all things romantic and it’s sending our hearts aflutter. From delicate floral prints to ruffle-trimmed blouses, old-school femininity is on the agenda, remixed for the modern-day heroine.

A tulle tea dress brims with new-gen appeal when designed to slip off the shoulders just so, while a demure Victorian silhouette gains instant allure thanks to the addition of transparent lace panels.

Off-duty, look to mix-and-match pieces such as a puff-sleeve sweater that takes its cues from traditional shapes, but can be dressed-down with denim for streetwise swagger.

Pearl jewellery is another bygone reference that’s easy to incorporate into the everyday—just choose organic gems that speak to the undone tone of today’s take on the ladylike trend.

This feminine fashion renaissance also encourages the use of wallpaper florals, polka dots and prairie-girl checks; pretty motifs that keep their cool when rendered in low-key shades of ivory and dusty pink.

Dress, Zimmermann; Earrings, Pierre Winter

Dress, Zimmermann; Earrings, Pierre Winter

Top & Briefs, Sir The Label; Earrings, Phoebe Hyles

Dress, Miu Miu

Dress, Zimmermann; Earrings, Phoebe Hyles

Necklace, Phoebe Hyles


Photography Tāne Coffin
Styling  Freddie Fredericks
Hair Luana Coscia
Makeup Joel Phillips
Model Saadi Eva Schimmel @ Priscillas
Words Natalie Mell


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