This season there’s a shift towards streamlined, 90’s inspired, clean shapes. These are clothes cut with clinical precision, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Rag and Bone (to name but a few) paid tribute to the fastidiously simple clothes of the 90’s. These are looks that require no accessories, flashy adornment – their exquisite tailoring does all the talking. This trend doesn’t come naturally to me – my instinct is to pile on sequins and gaudy jewels. However, dressing in sleek, uncompromising tailoring is a refreshing palate cleanser after the frivolous gilding of my youth. This coat by Bevza, clutch by Esin Akan and leather top and skirt by D’Albert make me feel grown up and sophisticated, which is pleasing but disconcerting. I often feel like I do a good job of pretending to be a proper adult, whilst beneath my mature veneer is a writing mass of raspberry blowing juvenility.
This look is from Rtister, a phenomenal boutique in Chelsea that stocks some of the most exciting new designers on the scene today. A good boutique is reliant on the taste of the buyer, everything in Rtister has been cherry picked for it’s originality and ingenuity, as well as it’s stunning beauty. Shahrzad Amoli and Ashkan Alavi have done a brilliant job of curating a sublime collection of clothes that are simultaneously fresh and edgy as well as wearable. The boutique is eclectic and dynamic, yet everything pulls together in one intriguing, melting pot of a store.