Though we’re reluctant to drop any mention of the ‘C’ word yet, the fact is that the party season is almost upon us – meaning that if ever there was a time to sort out your formal oeuvre, now would be it.
While the word ‘formal’ immediately conjures images of tight, buttoned-up shirts, and stiff tailoring, we’re making the argument for a more understated take on formality this year. The relaxed styles seen at JW Anderson, Acne Studios and Junya Watanabe – where wide-legged trousers and boxy overcoats reigned supreme for AW17 – only add to our conviction
Seen above, this unique overshirt from London’s Leon Bara is constructed from premium cotton and features a zip-down closure in place of more traditional buttons. Its pinstriped weave denotes formality, but it’s anything but stuffy. JW’s jersey track top – featuring the designer’s signature acrylic rectangle zip-pull – peers out from underneath, finishing the look off with offbeat flair.
Shop Leon Bara and JW Anderson.