LIFE

Sailor’s Delight: The Nautical Trend Makes a Comeback


Photographs by Ward Ivan Rafik, Styled by Ethel park

Coco Chanel knew she was onto something when she showed striped jersey shirts, reminiscent of those favored by French fishermen, as part of her 1917 Nautical collection. Elegant and unfussy, the marinière would become a standard of haute-bourgeois dressing both on and off the beach. A century later, it still connotes a life well-lived. In fact, it’s hard to imagine the seafaring ­aesthetic—peacoat, sailor pants, navy blazer with brass buttons—ever going out of style. It is certainly big for fall 2016, thanks to Prada, Sonia Rykiel, and Tommy Hilfiger. By layering pieces and adding jewelry, designers managed to make a classic look feel unmistakably modern again.

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Photographs by Ward Ivan Rafik, Styled by Ethel park

From left: Coach 1941 coat; Equipment slip dress; Hilfiger Collection pants; (right ear) Jennifer Fisher x Net-A-Porter earring; (left ear) Ana Khouri earring; AGL shoes. Rag & Bone sweater; DKNY skirt; Kit and Ace skirt (underneath); (right ear) Ippolita earring; (left ear) Vhernier earring; AGL shoes; stylist’s own belt.

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Photographs by Ward Ivan Rafik, Styled by Ethel park

Stutterheim coat; Equipment blouse; IRO turtleneck; Blue Les Copains pants; Jennifer Fisher x Net-A-Porter earrings; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz necklace; Joie boots.

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Photographs by Ward Ivan Rafik, Styled by Ethel park

G-Star sweater; Boden turtleneck (underneath); Orley skirt; David Samuel Menkes Custom Leatherwear belt; Jennifer 
Fisher earring; Aldo sneakers.

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Photographs by Ward Ivan Rafik, Styled by Ethel park

From left: Guess romper; Massimo Dutti tank top (underneath); Carven skirt; Aurélie Bidermann earring; Michael Kors Collection belt; Golden Goose Deluxe Brand shoes. Massimo Dutti blazer; Guess sweater; REDValentino skirt; Ana Khouri earring; Garland Collection necklace; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz pin (on lapel); R.J. Graziano pin (right, worn as button); stylist’s own belt.