Dreamy nostalgia and a sense of free spirited femininity wash over this season’s styles as we brace for cooler temps

by Archana Aithal Rose

Brooch the subject
If there’s anything this year in fashion has taught us, it’s that little things matter most. So, it’s hardly a surprise that statement brooches are trending hard this season. Textured jackets and coats are being edged with glittering, fanciful examples. And not just old school, grandma approved pins encrusted in crystals accents in feathers, hammered brass, and leather are now taking the brooch game to the next level.


Etro Brooch with Hearts and Arrows
In brass, finished with plissé hearts and gems tone encrusted arrows, centered with an oval cabochon. Compliments any lapel! $476, etro.com

Fallon Monarch Crystal Pin Set
A cluster of rhodium tone plated pins set with marquis cut ebony crystals for that royal touch. $298, bergdorfgoodman.com

fallon monarch set

Alexander McQueen Spider Brooch
Spin a web of style in an antique gold finished spider brooch that is covered in dazzling Swarovski crystals and faux pearls. $365, alexandermcqueen.com

Thomasville Spread

McQueen pin

Regal Rhapsody
There is a recurring theme in Brunello Cucinelli’s collections: an inimitable devotion to presenting women in an elegant yet eccentric light. For fall and winter, the Corciano, Italy based house leaned towards ancient folklore, throwing in a heady mix of fine tweeds, hand knits, velvets, mohair, and alpaca all in sultry, spiced tones dripping with sequins for artisanal flair. In keeping with the designer’s reputation for creating masterpieces that apply uncompromising craftsmanship, the cardigan seen above requires 32 hours to make! garmany.com

cardigan brunello

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this past decade, you probably know that red is now a neutral. There’s just something about the deeply, darkly, delicious hue that makes a comeback year after year. In pulsating poppy, red pear, or catchy crimson no matter what it’s called in the fashion glossary, this rose blooms seemingly eternal!


Valentino Hammered Satin Crepe Dress
Sizzle and shine in a striking red, embossed satin dress detailed with ruffles. Pair it with the season’s cowboy boots to give it a little rock and roll edge. $2,890, valentino.com


Sally Lapointe High Waisted Sequin Pants
If you’re going to wear red, why not go bigger and brighter in a colour saturated, high waisted silk spandex sequined pants with a self tie waist. $1,850, bergdorfgoodman.com

sally lapointe

Bottega Veneta Poppy Wool Jacket
Stylishly urban, inspired by the bold sensibility of New York women, Bottega Veneta’s jacket is constructed in stretch wool in a boxy, double breasted shape, and in a traffic stopping shade of poppy. $2,580, bottegaveneta.com