Refined retro

Owned by Net-A-Porter, The Outnet is not just another platform for luxury fashion brands. Its in-house label Iris & Ink features a stylish yet versatile range of wardrobe essentials crafted from high-quality materials.

The Autumn/Winter 2020 collection is a nod to the retro craze. Sculptural tailoring is reimagined in culottes and jumpsuits, with over-sized outerwear and 70s scarf-print dresses set against new knitwear.

Leathers, classic tweeds, herringbone and cashmere all emphasize the brand’s refined aesthetic, while a familiar autumn palette of earthy browns, rusts and gray tones, along with pops of color such as red, blue and green run through the collection.

Highlight pieces include leather aviator jackets, checked suits, knitwear and graphic silk prints. This season’s must-have pussy-bow blouses and asymmetric pleated midi skirts are paired with sleek double-breasted suits for a mix of modern and vintage.

In addition to the main collection, the brand is also bringing out an eight-piece limited-edition collection in collaboration with British model, writer and photographer Laura Bailey, inspired by her love of vintage fashion.

Mainly in black and navy, the pieces are made with luxurious fabrics such as silk, velvet and lace.

The top spot goes to dresses, including a 60s-inspired crepe mini dress, a silk day dress with a white contrasting trim, a 70s-style peasant silk dress and a polka-dot lace layer dress.

(This article was published at The Standard on November 13, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Refined retro )

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