PALONES IS VOGUE AND LONDON FASHION-PACK APPROVED

Their contemporary remix on the classic trench coat was the sell-out style of last year. Palones proves they’re more than your average as-seen-on-insta brand with another chic drop of seasonless designs.

Palones took to the streets when first imagining their limited-edition affordable-luxury clothing, seeking inspiration in the architecture, cultures and people that are threads in the fabric of a city. The result was a collection of harmonious contrasts; stand-out and understated, feminine and bold, playful and practical. 

Their dedication to versatility is reflected in a lookbook of strong throw-on-and-go fashion foundations with an ethos that a good fit inspires lasting confidence. Palones is also rooted in sustainability; archived stock fabric is used to avoid unnecessary waste meaning a luxe finish is achieved at a fraction of the cost. A win for the planet and our pockets? Absolutely. 

Hailed by fashion editors as the new label to know, we love Palones for these confident, bold-spirited hero pieces.

SAY HELLO TO THE NEWEST MEMBER OF A SHOE DESIGN DYNASTY

Lucy Choi more than steps up to her family name with a work-of-art collection of classically elegant shapes remixed with jewellery-like accents and finishes. 

The niece of the iconic designer, Jimmy Choo, proves a talent for creating shoes that tell a tale is in her blood with her latest offering of pretty pumps, timeless boots and day-to-night heels. Lucy Choi’s focus on wearable heritage styles with a modern twist define her unique aesthetic, setting her apart in a dynasty of shoe design giants. 

The cornerstones of her brand are comfort, craftsmanship and character, values elevated by deliciously feminine detailing that’s echoed from heel to toe. “My uncle always taught me that when a shoe is well-made and well-crafted, it will be comfortable,” says Lucy. We’re in agreement. The luxurious and playful mix of fabrics of her autumn-winter arrivals – rich velvet, supple leather and subtle sparkle – leave us swooning. 

You won’t have to switch footwear between the commute and the office, these shoes are an investment buy with miles of comfort and sophistication to spare. Interested? We certainly are. We caught up with the designer herself about her approach to the business of crafting shoes of beauty and practicality. 

THIS NEW LABEL HAS YOUR AW20 UNIFORM SORTED

Aligne’s thoughtfully created collection really can be dressed up or down with versatile wardrobe staples perfect for what we’re wearing this season. 

It’s not often you hear sustainable and affordable in the same sentence. Yet, Aligne has managed to do just that with a covetable offering of wardrobe staples embracing the highest levels of eco-conscious fashion. The label knows how we want to dress right now with an oh-so relevant offering of easy separates and comfortable shapes that still look put together and polished.

The uncomplicated look-book is almost completely sustainable with materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester working smarter, not harder, chosen for their low environmental impact and premium quality. 

Aligne nails the brand of minimalist cool achieved by it-girls who are no strangers to showcasing effortless looks straddling the line between casual and chic. Here’s how we’re styling our favourite picks for a lasting, versatile closet looking good on you and the planet.

MEET THE INSPIRING DESIGNER BEHIND LISOU LONDON

Hear from London-based fashion force Rene Macdonald about her journey to launching Lisou, supporting fellow businesswoman and the best ways to wear her head-turning new collection.

Loved by the likes of Kate Garraway, Hilary Duff and Zooey Deschanel, Lisou has made quite the mark on the fashion world in the three years since its launch. Not only do A-listers adore the feel-good label, but a host of London’s most-followed influencers – from Lucy Williams to Liv Purvis – have donned the statement designs.

And it’s easy to see why. A champion of bold, upbeat style, head designer Rene Macdonald combines retro shapes and timeless cuts with punchy, modern prints and high-voltage colourways. Think ’70s drama meets 21st-century refinement. Rene’s finished collections are characteristically striking, but chuck on a pair of sneakers and the pieces are instantly everyday-appropriate.

Keen to learn a little bit more about the celeb-favourite label? We were too. So, we spoke to Rene about her design process and styling tips for the latest Lisou drop.

ALEXANDRA’S PICKS : MY ATTERLEY WISHLIST

After twenty five years as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue I’ve learnt quite a bit about shopping for clothes.  I know that it’s very often the independent boutiques where you find the less known brands that work best in our daily lives and are mainstays of our wardrobes. As an advisor to Atterley I’m delighted to be able to regularly showcase some of my favourite pieces available right now, from boutique owners who care about fashion and their customers.

DREAMY DRESSES FOR EVERY OCCASION

Nothing is more of a mood-booster than a brand new dress. This season, we’re lusting over Mellaris’ sumptuous jewel-toned collection.

At first glance, Mellaris‘ dresses might seem a little fancy for daily wear. The British brand specialises in uber-luxurious, lavishly printed frocks that would look right at home at an elegant event. But in the spirit of feeling (and looking good) every day, we’ve dressed down the pieces to create wearable looks with modern, ‘girl-about-town’ appeal. Think Carrie Bradshaw meets your favourite influencer.

Sound like an energy you want to channel? Scroll on to see your new go-to outfit for those cool autumn days.