Kate Darvill on the designer brands behind this season’s best investment pieces

From logomania to timeless tailoring, we asked Vogue’s Contributing Fashion Editor to decode autumn winter’s designer arrivals and exactly how to wear them.

Balmain off-shoulder top and pant.

As a stylist and Contributing Fashion Editor to Vogue Australia, Kate Darvill has an enviable view of fashion. With an impressive portfolio of projects under her belt (think styling the likes of Kylie Minogue, Elle MacPherson and Lorde) Kate’s carefully trained eye has a knack for it-pieces. Shot at Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market, this season’s designer arrivals deliver on the it-factor and then some. Whether you’re looking for that special something or an entire wardrobe update, Kate breaks down the brands and key styles to get behind this A/W 22

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Balmain off-shoulder top and skirt.

Balmain

“Logomania is back and stronger than ever, seen on the runway with the Gucci and Balenciaga collab, Versace’s graphic all-over print, and- my favourite of the season- the return of Pierre Balmain’s heritage PB logo. “This trend isn’t for the faint-hearted and, with the PB logo print extending to fun footwear and bags, there’s no excuse but to go all out with confidence in head to toe print,” says Kate.

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BALMAIN

Long Sleeve High-Neck Monogram Jacquard Pullover

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Long Sleeve Sheer Through Bustier Knit Midi Dress

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Lurex Maxi Monogram Knit Poncho

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Maxi Monogram Mosaic Short Skirt

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Isabel Marant jacket and skirt and Isabel Marant Etoile shirt.

Isabel Marant

“Queen of Parisian-chic style, Isabel Marant is effortlessly cool and understated. This season saw classic stripes mixed with paisley prints- just add a “borrowed-from-the-boys” jacket.”

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ISABEL MARANT

Albi Blue Dress

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ISABEL MARANT

Red Sunglasses

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ISABEL MARANT ETOILE

Harveli Rosewood Blanket Coat

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ISABEL MARANT

Leyane Boot

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Alexander McQueen

“Alexander McQueen has always been synonymous with perfectly executed tailoring and this season is no exception. We saw sleek tailoring featuring cleverly placed zippers that added toughness to powder-pink suiting. Perfect for any boardroom meeting, but also not out of place trackside or attending a wedding, McQueen’s suiting is the go-to for any occasion.”

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Alexander McQueen blazer and pant (instore only) and shawl.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN

Moccasin

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Mini Curve Bag

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ALEXANDER McQUEEN

AMQ Graffati Short Sleeve Mini Jersey Dress

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ALEXANDER McQUEEN

Scarf Under The Sea

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Solace London dress.

Solace London

“Known for achieving the perfect balance between super modern and feminine fresh, Solace is graphic and bold, yet still completely wearable. Wear these sleek looks with bold statement jewellery and a graphic statement shoe.”

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SOLACE LONDON

Loretta Black Maxi Dress

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SOLACE LONDON

Arden Maxi Dress

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SOLACE LONDON

Lotus Midi Dress

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SOLACE LONDON

Layla Maxi Dress

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Anine Bing blazer, t-shirt, jeans (instore only) bag and boots.

Anine Bing

“Anine Bing imbues a relaxed LA cool-girl style. The one-stop shop for cool logo tees and perfectly cut jeans that make up the Anine Bing uniform. Shirts and leather pants make a strong offering for sophisticated outings whilst Bing knows how to design the perfect party dress for a night of cocktails and dancing. This season, classic blazers are the perfect addition to your staple wardrobe to finish off your look.”

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ANINE BING

Jacob Jacket Green Khaki Plaid

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ANINE BING

Sonya Jean Blue Reservoir

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ANINE BING

Lili Tee University New York Heather Grey

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ANINE BING

Whitney Dress

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Mach & Mach pump
Aquazurra sandal

The Finishing Touch

When it comes to accessories, let your love of dressing up lead the way. Barely-there party heels are having moment and the message is clear: don’t be afraid to dial up the sparkle. Whether worn as a special occasion statement or paired back with denim, labels like Mach & Mach and Aquazurra promise to elevate at a moment’s notice.

MACH & MACH

Double Bow Square Toe

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Tequila Plexi Sandal

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Double Bow Black Satin

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AQUAZURRA

Love Link Sling 105

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