Pantsuits were everywhere on the Fall/Winter 2017 runways, front rows and streets. There were pronounced shoulders, double breasted cuts and slouchy silhouettes that marked out the new everyday uniform to be seen in. And with the return of the power suit, it is only fitting for Californian womenswear label, Art Of The Gentlewoman to make it’s debut.
Launched on 1 March 2017, the newly opened label is all about redefining the modern day pantsuit. Founders Melissa Martinez-Booth and Melissa Kanarek saw the need for a brand where old-school tailoring meets modern silhouettes for a timeless appeal. Each piece is carefully designed with intricate details and a great fit.
Their first collection, also known as the Slouch Suit, is the quiet storm of power suit dressing. It comprises of six different pieces ranging from statement t-shirts to sleek accessories and of course, the suit itself. Instead of focusing on an array of different types of clothing in varied colours, the brand believes in simplifying a wardrobe with high quality, versatile products to maximise your fashion choices. In classic, monochromatic hues, each piece comes in a comfortable, slouchy fit for a chic fit.
What else to expect from the brand? Martinez-Booth and Kanarek are both advocates of affordable and accessible luxury, allowing direct purchases for customers to better control costs and offer accessible luxury. Another thing to love about the label? It offers free international shipping.
Shop the looks here.
#1: Cotton t-shirt, US$68 (S$95)
Pair this slouchy graphic t-shirt with the updated distressed denim jeans for an edgy look.
#2: Modal-blend tie, US$98 (S$137)
The brand’s sartorial take on a men’s tie comes in an undone form with brass detailing for a subtle pop of colour.
#3: Modal cotton trousseau, US$125 (S$175)
This wardrobe essential allows you to customise a slew of different looks (read: the pussybow, halter and relaxed neck tie).
#4: Viscose and linen trousers, US$168 (S$235)
This staple piece sits low on the waist with a casual, relaxed fit. Dress it up with heels or go casual cool with a pair of sneakers.
#5: Viscose and linen blazer, US$280 (S$391)
The best way to wear this unstructured blazer? Oversized.
#6: Silk blouse, US$148 (S$207)
This blouse acts as a great layering piece. Fashion girls will dig it’s timeless appeal.
Shop the pieces on www.artofthegentlewoman.com.
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