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White shirt Wednesday: deconstructed silk shirting

Fashion week street style inspiration white silk shirt

It’s pencils down here in the beautiful French capital, and as the festive spirit starts to wane after fashion month, trend forecasters are finalising their notes on what to wear for the season to come.

Shaking off the after party aesthetic and returning to business as usual, shirting is one of the first statement pieces to start sneaking into pre-spring looks in many catwalk capitals.

A fun little style hack that gives even the most formal of ensembles a flush of runway reminiscence, fashion insiders across the globe celebrated a common thread for SS17 – deconstruction.

From Beckham to Wang, designers are turning their backs on urban tailoring and returning to their roots as humble pattern cutters. Resplendent with unfinished seams, rough outlines and staggered shapes, oversized shirting was replaced with shabby chic designs that ooze with a high-luxe refinement.

Chopping and changing cuffs, cuts, hems and silhouettes, the simple shirt surpasses its everyday appeal to become a versatile statement piece that seamlessly segues into your 9-5 rotation. Thinking of new ways to redefine boardroom style, designers returned to an old favourite with asymmetric button ups celebrated as a geek chic fashion faux pas we could all relate to.

Resplendent with offbeat impact, messy button ups are the latest trend takeover to dominate your pre- fall wardrobe. Take style cues from Danish firefly, Pernille Teisbaek as she rewrites the fashion handbook with this ruched half tuck shirt rework.
Replacing the regatta stripe with a chic yet minimalist design from the VAUGHAN Swarovski collection, this Hepburn shirt with decorative crystal collar is the perfect fashion week pick me up to keep you going until next season.

Giving a gently textured feel to this simple button up, we’re using vintage Chanel brooches to create fresh lines and readjust the silhouette. Add a glamorous edge to askew allure by misbuttoning up or down and using on-trend accoutrements to add a touch of catwalk glamour to this purposeful aside.

Paired with a cropped bootleg suit trouser, this creative curveball adds a retro edge to a simple monochrome two-piece. Worn with bright white pointed heels and a simple city tote, this look screams deconstructed chic with a post-Parisian vibe. Celebrating a soft 60s feel with a young Birkin-esque aesthetic, we’re loving the messy mash up and high fashion finds that make this ensemble feel so unique. Get creative with hemlines and button plackets, adding extra pleats, wraps, twists and knots for a next-gen approach to the essential white silk shirt.

Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Glass Menagerie, Patrizia Pepe bootcut cropped trousers, Balenciaga leather booties, Tom Ford small leather tote, vintage Chanel brooches, Fendi sunglasses

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